What is ANPR ?

ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition

ANPR systems use optical character recognition software to convert images of vehicle registration numbers into information for real time or retrospective matching with law enforcement and other databases.

They have been hailed as mechanisms for “denying criminals the use of the road” and “intelligence-led policing”. They have also been described as a foundation for intelligent transport systems (ITS) and congestion management regimes. Promoters of private ANPR networks have marketed them as solutions to non-payment by customers at petrol stations and as a tool for cutting costs in the management of commercial car parks.

They are also known as License Plate Recognition (LPR), Car Plate Recognition (CPR) and Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems.

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