Veracity V2 to drive up ANPR value, from policing to parking
4Sight launches world-first HD ANPR imaging system.
4Sight Imaging, the UK company leading the world in automated number plate recognition (ANPR) imaging, has developed new vehicle monitoring technologies that could prevent future terror attacks by intercepting the trafficking of illegal arms across international borders and enabling faster identification of suspect vehicles.
The launch of 4Sight’s Veracity V2 will include – as world-firsts – new high-definition (HD) features for licence plate colour and country recognition to enable highly accurate monitoring and management of real-time data in scenarios ranging from counter terrorism and international law enforcement to commercial parking and private security.
The new features have been designed to overcome limitations in existing ANPR systems by maximising the amount of high-quality data captured at the point of reading the licence plate. The ability to gather more real-time information and correlate it with relevant registration data will significantly improve the effectiveness of any ANPR application. It will also be of benefit in situations where there is a need to identify or track down suspect vehicles based only on limited information from witness statements.
Building on Veracity’s ease-of-install, best-in-class accuracy and multi-lane operation, notable new features in Veracity V2 include vehicle colour; licence plate colour; country of registration; identity of the state, region or province where the vehicle is registered; and direction of travel – whether the vehicle is moving towards or away from the camera or is stationary. In different countries, different coloured plates can denote different classifications of vehicles and uses, for example, taxis, military, police, hire car, heavy goods vehicle and diplomatic transport.
Commenting, Marcus Boden, Business Development Director at 4Sight Imaging said: “High-definition imaging software and camera equipment have developed dramatically in recent years. By exploiting the latest technology advances, Veracity V2’s rich functionality and user-friendly features will make it far easier and more affordable for organisations to drive additional value from vehicle data. This in turn will make it easier for them to use vehicle identification intelligence to overcome challenges in everything from policing to parking.” He continued: “Whether it’s to minimise risks to public safety in the face of rising security threats or to run commercial vehicle management processes more efficiently, Veracity V2 offers the better user experience, measurable savings and multiple operational benefits required to set a new gold standard in ANPR performance.”
Example 1: Veracity V2 for safety and law enforcement
Vehicles often play a key role in crime and terrorism. This puts enormous pressure on law enforcement agencies, particularly if vehicles are stolen, have cloned plates or have crossed international borders. While some governments have access to vehicle registration databases to match licence plate data with vehicle details such as make, model and colour in near-time, many don’t. Furthermore, search capabilities are compromised in regions where vehicles can move freely across borders and where easy access to country-of-origin vehicle data is restricted. While intelligence operations or witness statements may yield some of this information, Veracity V2 offers the capability to rapidly initiate searches and raise alerts on key data points that could be mission-critical in situations where every second counts.
Example 2: Veracity V2 for more efficient vehicle management
Car park management companies are constantly seeking ways to improve customer service while maximising revenues by automating as many processes as possible. In a single camera / multi-lane environment, direction of travel is used to calculate the amount of time spent in the car park according to images of entry (driving towards) and exit (driving away). However, the resolution of entrance/exit anomalies caused by congestion at access points have traditionally required costly manual effort to resolve. The ability of Veracity V2 to automate these processes by applying logic to key data points such as licence plate colour, direction of travel and time, dramatically reduces these costs. Veracity V2 retains Veracity’s best-in-class read accuracy; increasing revenues and decreasing costs even further.
Example 3: Veracity V2 for improved road safety
The ability to trigger an alert on vehicles travelling in the wrong direction, are stationary or aren’t where they’re supposed to be has many benefits to highways agencies, security operatives and enforcement companies. Veracity V2 captures all the information, across wide fields of view and with unrivalled accuracy, to generate intelligent alerts with minimal false alarms; reducing distractions and saving valuable time.
4Sight has applied years of leading-edge imaging science expertise, experience and research to develop its Veracity ANPR software engine. Patented plug-and-play technology eliminates common ANPR challenges, complexity and need for ongoing maintenance. Utilising next generation IP cameras, solid state lighting, optics and advanced image analysis, Veracity V2 delivers world-class accuracy over a wide range of operating conditions to enhance security and surveillance, drive operational efficiencies and improve profitability.
Dynamically adaptive self-learning software is built on statistical modelling to ensure extremely high accuracy and reliability – no matter how variable and demanding the environment, lighting and weather conditions. An open systems approach ensures multi-vendor compatibility with commercial off-the-shelf components, including the most advanced surveillance cameras and computing architectures.
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