1.What iLPR

LPR/ANPR(License Plate Recognition) is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates. For Milesight, the LPR algorithm is embedded in cameras, which allows the cameras to recognize, capture and upload license plate images all alone and intelligently. 

Figure 1  LPR

2. Countries that support LPR

For Milesight, the LPR function applicable to the following countries:

Country

Abbreviation

Country

Abbreviation

 

Angola

AGO

Macau

MAC 

Support

Australia

AUS

Malaysia

MYS

Support

Brazil

BRA

Saudi Arabic

SAU

Support

Chile

CHL

Singapore

SGP

Support

Hong Kong

HKG 

South Korea

KOR

Support

India

IND

TaiWan

TWN

Support

Indonesia

IDN

Thailand

THA

Support

Iran

IRN

Turkey

TUR

Support

Israel

ISR

United States

(California Only)

USA 

Support

Japan

JPN 

Vietnam

VNM

Support

3. Milesight LPR Cameras

  • LPR 12x H.265+ AF Motorized Pro Bullet Network Camera
  • LPR 12x H.265+ Mini PTZ Bullet Network Camera
  • LPR H.265+ ABF Pro Box Network Camera
  • LPR H.265+ Mini Bullet Network Camera
  • LPR H.265+ Vandal-proof Motorized Mini Bullet Network Camera
  • LPR H.265+ Motorized Pro Bullet Network Camera 

The integration with NVR/CMS is in processing, which is going to bring another supreme experience.


4. How to set LPR

(1) Settings

Step1: After log in the web, and go to Advanced Settings “ “LPR “ “Settings.

Check the checkbox “Enable License Plate Recognition”, you can draw the screen to select area interested. 

[Enable License Plate Recognition]: Automate license plate recognition after it is enabled.

[Processing Resolution]: Default selected resolution is 1280*720. Users can choose different resolution according to the network environment.

Figure 3  Processing Resolution

[Country/Region]: You can select the country/region to uses the LPR function.

[Set LPR Detection Region]: You can set up to 4 ROI areas by drawing the screen. If you choose Normal Mode, it supports configuring the LPR detection regions for the current area. If you choose Advanced Mode(Only for PTZ series), it supports configuring different LPR detection regions for different PTZ presets(Only support Preset 1~4 so far).

Figure 4  Set LPR Detection Region

 

Step2: Schedule Settings. You can draw the schedule by clicking“Edit”button. And then click Save or Reset after finishing setting. You also can copy the settings to other channels.

Figure 5  Schedule Settings

Step3: Detection Settings and LPR Message Post Settings

Figure 6  LPR Message Post Settings

[Detection Trigger]: If you choose Always, camera will always detect the license plate. If you choose Alarm input, camera will only detect the license plate when Alarm Input is being triggered.

[Confidence Level]: You can set the confidence level from 1 to 10. When the confidence level of the license plate is higher than the set confidence level, it will push the license plate image to the logs interface.

[Repeat Plate Checktime]: Set the time interval for repeatedly reading license plates to effectively avoid duplicate identification of parking vehicles.

[Feature Identification]: Check Direction, ROI_ID or All to enable Features Identification, it will display the corresponding information on the logs interface.

[LPR Message Post Settings]: Check the checkbox to enable LPR Message Post. It will push information to some third-party devices or software that are compatible with ours. Information can be pushed by RTSP, TCP or HTTP.

More information about LPR Message Post, please refer to Milesight-Troubleshooting-Integration between LPR Camera and NVR(VMS).

Step4: Dont forget to click Save after finishing all settings.

 

(2) List Management

Add the license plates to this interface as Black or White type (Black/White List), and then you can set the alarm action for these license plates in the corresponding black list mode or white list mode interface. When these license plates are detected, the camera will respond accordingly to your settings. 

Figure 7  List Management

[Add License Plate]: Select the license plate type as black or white, enter the license plate number, click the Add button, the license plate number will be added successfully.

[Batch Upload]: You can add a csv form of the license plate you want to add, click the “Browse”button to import the form to this interface, click the“Upload”button, the license plates will be added successfully.

Note: 

1. You can first download the template as a reference in this interface.

2. It allows to add 1000 license plates to Black and White List.

[List Search]: Select Plate Type or directly enter the license plate number, click the “Search”button, the corresponding license plate will be displayed in the list below.

[Export List]: Click the“Export List”button to export the license plate in the current list in csv form locally.

[Delete List]: Click the“Delete List”button to delete all the license plate in the current list.


(3) Black List Mode


Figure 8  Black List Management

Step1: Check the checkbox to enable Black List Mode.

Step2: Schedule Settings. You can draw the schedule by clicking“Edit”button.

Step3: Set alarm action.

Figure 9  Alarm Action

Step4: Set alarm settings

Figure 10  Alarm Setting

After that, when a license plate marked as“black”is detected, the camera will respond accordingly to your settings. 


(4) White List Mode

Figure 11  White List Mode

 

Step1: Check the checkbox to enable White List Mode.

Step2: Schedule Settings. You can draw the schedule by clicking Edit button.

Step3: Set alarm action.

Figure 12  Alarm Action

Step4Set alarm settings.

Figure 13  Alarm Setting

After that, when a license plate marked as White is detected, the camera will respond accordingly to your settings. 


(5) Visitor Mode

Figure 14  Visitor Mode

Step1: Check the checkbox to enable Visitor Mode.

Step2: Schedule Settings. You can draw the schedule by clicking“Edit”button.

Step3: Set alarm action.

Figure 15  Alarm Action

Step4: Set alarm settings.

Figure 16  Alarm Setting

After that, when a license plate that is not marked as "Black" or "White" is detected, the camera will respond accordingly to your settings. 


(6) Logs

Figure 17  LPR Logs page

The detect results will be displayed on the right side of Logs page in real time, including detected time, live screenshot, and license plate. 

Note: 10 real-time logs are visible on the right side.

Figure 18  LPR Real-time Logs page

Step1: Select Plate Type or directly enter the license plate number.

Step2: Select Start Time and End Time, click the “Search” button to achieve fuzzy search, then the corresponding license plate or containing search keywords license plate will be displayed in the list below.

Note: It supports displaying 10,000 logs.

Figure 19  LPR Logs Search page

Step3: Click the "Detail" button on the right of each log to display license plate details as shown below.

Figure 20  License Plate Details

Step4: Click the "Log Export" button to export the license plate in the current list to a csv form locally.

You can also click the "Auto Export

" button to automatically export the log to FTP, SMTP or Storage.

Figure 21  Auto Export


 

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