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The ALPR Camera Gold provides an affordable license plate recognition camera that can withstand outdoor weather and capture license plates 24 hours a day!
The ALPR Gold License Plate Camera uses an optical character image method to clearly capture vehicle license plates. It can be used with any DVR (Digital Video Recorder) with real time Full D1 resolution recording or above. In comparison with higher cost ALPR (Automatic License Plate Recognition) systems, the ALPR Camera Gold provides a low cost and easy to use license plate capturing solution.
Optical Character Images Method (OCIM)
There is a reflective coating on license plates used in the United States and its coatings are different between the plate background and the characters. This camera uses special infrared lighting to allow the camera to take high contrast images reflected from the license plate. In other words, the images of the license plate background will become white and the characters on the plate turn black. Thus, a clear license plate picture will form under this high contrast configuration.
The OCIM is a method consisting of active infrared illumination wavelengths, and the control of camera shutter speed. This OCIM is significant to the result of the resolution and accuracy of the images under different conditions. The ALPR Camera Gold is adjusted to optimize the capturing results for vehicles with various speeds. Its infrared lighting is always on (7/24), therefore, the image results between day time and night time is consistent. Even under different weather conditions; rain or shine, this camera will still deliver high quality images.
For common surveillance needs, capturing license plates doesn't require a costly ALPR system. End users usually call for a particular video clips with the license plate number shown when an accident or mishap event happens. Most dedicated license plate cameras require software from the ALPR system to read the characters from the plate. The ALPR Camera Gold can work with any regular Full D1, real time recording DVR. At a recording frame rate 30fsp and 720x480 pixel resolutions, this camera can can capture a clear license plate image even when the vehicle is moving. Since the cost of a Full D1 DVR is substantially cheaper than an ALPR system, using the ALPR Camera Gold is a very cost effective solution.
This camera has a 3.6mm - 16mm vari-focal lens, able to zoom from 10 feet to 25 feet away from the camera. To obtain the best result, it is recommended to zoom-in the image until you get the size of the license plate about 1/10 of the screen size, e.g. if you are using a 17” monitor to view the image, the license size appears on the screen should have approximately 2.5” x 5”. The best view angle should be within 45 degrees. It is also recommended to install this camera with an overview camera. As the ALPR Camera Gold will capture mainly the license plate image and the overview camera will capture the vehicle image simultaneously. Installing this camera is as simple as installing a regular surveillance camera; just run a full copper RG59 Siamese cable and power with a 2 Amp 12VDC power supply.
Make your surveillance system complete
Adding an ALPR Camera Gold into a surveillance system will provide a complete solution for many applications. Monitoring a vehicle entering or exiting a premesis, an overview camera will capture the color, make, and other details of the vehicle; and this camera will obtain the license plate images. We can easily identify the target vehicle for law enforcement use, or as evidence for legal purposes. The ALPR Camera Gold is a license plate camera that provides accurate, cost effective, and satisfactory results.
|Color Mode||Color Only|
|Imaging Chip||1/3" Sony CCD|
|Minimum Illumination||0 Lux|
|Lens Type||Varifocal (Manual)|
|Mount||Wall, Ceilling, Pole|
|Maximum Range||25 Feet|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 115|
|Video Connection||BNC Female|
|Power Connection||5.5mm Female Plug|
All surveillance cameras and complete video surveillance kits manufactured by EZWatch are covered by a 3-year limited warranty with the exception of spy cameras, hidden cameras, and IP cameras. These three categories are covered by a 1-year limited warranty. All-in one spy and nanny camera products with built-in DVRs are provided with a 30-day warranty. Products manufactured by 3rd party sources such as Honeywell, Sony and American Dynamics are subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer's warranty.
During the warranty period if your equipment is deemed to be defective due to a manufacturing defect and you are issued an RMA (Return Material Authorization) from our technical support department, we will repair or replace the product. During the 1st 30 days, we will pay for shipping to and from your location on any warranty items. After 30 days, the cost for shipping the product back to EZWatch is the responsibility of the customer.