Add LPR to make the most of your existing security cameras

Add LPR to make the most of your existing security cameras
Jillian Bateman — December 1, 2021

Integrated AI-powered intelligent solutions provide valuable insights that improve efficiency and automate manual operations.

Many law enforcement agencies have installed internet-connected video cameras to monitor traffic, detect license plates and observe high-crime areas in their jurisdictions. Now this same technology can cost-effectively be deployed in the commercial sector to enhance building and campus safety profiles, automate operations, provide intelligence, and more.


Add LPR to make the most of your existing security cameras


Rekor Scout software can upgrade existing security cameras into vehicle recognition solutions that support real-time alerting. (image/Rekor Systems)

AI-powered Rekor Scout™ is a complete vehicle and license plate recognition solution. Leveraging a companies existing security IP cameras, Scout upgrades them with vehicle recognition to support real-time alerting and data analytics. 

“In addition to capturing license plates, our Scout software also identifies vehicle type, make and color in real time,” said Charles Degliomini, Rekor Systems’ executive VP of government relations and corporate communications. “Customers can upload hotlists, conduct forensic searches, and receive alerts of priority or dangerous vehicles without changing or losing your cameras’ underlying functionality. It’s a no-risk, no-hassle way to expand your organizations security profile and increase situational awareness.”

Rekor Scout software can turn nearly any IP camera into an intelligent LPR tool that can perform many functions without requiring the purchase of any additional hardware or any major internal software changes. The Scout software can also be integrated into other systems to automate task such as opening a security gate for authorized vehicles.

Scout is available with a 14-day trail and then stats as low as $49/month and is available as a cloud or on-premise solution. Rekor also sells both fixed and mobile LPR cameras to help companies extend coverage throughout their campus and facilities.

With Rekor Scout enhancing cameras, security can manage all of their LPR feeds from across the campus and country through a single, easy-to-use web interface. As the cameras capture license plate data, Scout displays these captures in a searchable database that includes vehicle make, model and color. This information is stored and readily available for immediate or future recall.

The AI-powered Scout software can accurately identify license plates issued by all U.S. states, plus those issued by Canada and Mexico. It can do all of this across multiple full-motion video streams in real time, ensuring that users get complete, actionable information as soon as they need it.

“Where Scout really stands out is in those cases where eyewitnesses miss the vehicle’s complete license plate but did notice the make, model and color of the car, which is very common,” said Degliomini. “With Scout, police can use this data to review camera feeds in areas where crimes have just been committed and get answers quickly.” The real-time alerts enable security to take immediate action to respond to dangerous situations or prevent the unthinkable. The enhancement to employee and visitor safety is substantial, adds Degliomini.

Rekor offers a free trial of Scout which takes only a few minutes to register and setup online.  

Visit Rekor Systems for more information.


Portions of the this article originally appeared on Police 1 as written by By James Careless for Police1 BrandFocus sponsored by Rekor Systems.

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