Automatic Number-Plate Recognition (ANPR)

“Automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates to create vehicle location data. It can use existing closed-circuit television, road-rule enforcement cameras, or cameras specifically designed for the task.” Wikipedia

At Maximum Protection Services we take all aspects of your security extremely seriously and our solutions are always at the cutting edge of technology.

Everyone has seen ANPR cameras, most noticeably on the motorways. More than being just a tool to enforce speed restrictions, ANPR camera technology has developed considerably over the last few years and is vital for police forces and other law enforcement agencies for a variety of reasons.

As a vehicle passes an ANPR camera its registration details are automatically logged and checked against a database of vehicles of interest. Information is stored, so that even if a vehicle is not known to be of interest at the time, evidence can be used after the fact if the circumstances are appropriate.

ANPR has proven to be important in terms of locating stolen vehicles, tracking uninsured drivers and vehicles, and is also a powerful tool used to prevent acts of terrorism and organised crime.

At present the UK has approximately 8500 ANPR cameras in place, submitting between 25 and 35 million records daily to the National ANPR Data Centre. This data must be handled very carefully and there are strict rules and guidelines surrounding how it is managed. At Maximum Protection Services we continue to set standards in security, and our staff are both highly skilled and highly knowledgeable in the fields of ANPR and Data Security.

At Maximum Protection Services we work with you to ensure that any system is customised to your needs. Your database can contain information associated with a number plate including model, colour, even driver details. Permitted periods may be defined to only allow access to certain vehicles at certain times – depending on your requirements.

Contact us today to speak to one of our specialists and learn more regarding your ANPR system.