Ten Factors to Consider when Buying License Plate Recognition (LPR) Cameras

There are two types of license plate cameras on the market: true LPR (license plate recognition) cameras, and standard security cameras that are capable of reading license plates. The second type of camera is commonly known as LPC, or license plate capture. True LPR cameras usually cost over $1000, have tested daytime and night-time reads of license plates on vehicles traveling at certain speeds, and have the ability to interface with some type of software database which has some type of reporting function. They are generally able to read license plates on one or more lanes of vehicles traveling at highway speeds and have some type of built-in or optional diffusable infrared to illuminate the license plate but not over-illuminate to the point where the reflection is all that is seen. Popular manufacturers of LPR cameras in this category include Messoa, Vivotek, Hikvision, and Digital Watchdog. Dahua offers ANPR (or automatic number plate reader) cameras, but as of the date of this post, Dahua’s offering only includes the reading of license plates (LPs) of vehicles which are stopped at gates; not those of moving vehicles. Most consumers and small to medium-sized businesses would rather spend no more than a few […]

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Raymond Shadman2017-08-22

Raymond Shadman2017-08-22

Using LTS instead of Hikvision

LTS is a Hikvision OEM Save money, get your order faster, and get better support!   Here is a web chat I had with a low-voltage CCTV installer earlier this week: Aug 14, 2017 1:28 PM Raymond Shadman: what are you looking for? Aug 14, 2017 1:31 PM Visitor: DS-2CE56D5T-IT3-2.8MM hIKVISION Aug 14, 2017 1:32 PM Raymond Shadman: and how many do you need? Aug 14, 2017 1:32 PM Visitor: 3 Aug 14, 2017 1:33 PM Raymond Shadman: i can do $139.99 each with free shipping Aug 14, 2017 1:35 PM Raymond Shadman: this is a much better camera: http://edigitaldeals.net/lts-platinum-cmht1322w-28-2mp-1080p-matrix-ir-turret-dome-hd-tvi-camera-2-8mm-wdr-20m-infrared-12v-dc-ip66-3yr.html Aug 14, 2017 1:35 PM Raymond Shadman: and the price would be $87.95 Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM Raymond Shadman: that LTS has 20 meters of infrared, with true WDR. For 40 meters to match the Hikvision, I would recommend this one: Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM Raymond Shadman: $107.95 each Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM Raymond Shadman: we generally use LTS instead of Hikvision because it’s the exact same camera (hardware and software), and the price is less and the support is better Aug 14, 2017 1:37 PM Raymond Shadman: shipping is also faster Make your own determination, or […]

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Raymond Shadman2017-08-16

Raymond Shadman2017-08-16