Verkada’s license plate recognition (LPR) allows real-time license plate monitoring, as well as logging the license plates for later reference.

Specially placed cameras are designed to capture license plate images and provide users with a readable and searchable list of license plate numbers. These license plate captures can be linked to live or recorded video from a nearby camera for complete context surrounding vehicle events.

LPR mode is available only on the bullet series cameras (CB51/61), however, any Verkada camera can be used as the optional context camera.

To learn how to configure LPR for your cameras follow this guide.

Note: After enabling and configuring LPR mode on a camera, it may take up to 5 minutes for results to populate.

Solution Overview

Verkada’s LPR solution utilizes a dual-camera setup in which users have a dedicated camera for detecting close-up views of license plates (LPR camera) while an additional camera records the entire vehicle and additional context (context camera).

Can I use my LPR camera for broader video security?

Yes, when a camera is in LPR mode you can still view history and use motion search providing more flexibility and power to LPR deployments. While viewing LPR events, users can easily swap between LPR and context camera views to more easily review details of the car in frame. In historical view, users can view LPR and context cameras side-by-side. When designated as an LPR camera, these cameras switch to an IR-only mode with lower exposure and frame rate to ensure accurate license plate detection even under challenging lighting conditions.

Common use cases

Verkada’s LPR solution is designed for detecting license plates in a single lane where vehicles are traveling at less than 20 MPH.

Parking Garages

Monitor traffic in and out of parking garages and integrate with 3rd party applications through the Verkada Webhooks API.

Parking Lots

Quickly investigate vehicles of interest by searching for all historical appearances of a reported license plate.

Gatehouse/Entry Station

Monitor vehicle traffic to provide easy access to residents, members, or authorized vehicles while keeping entryways safe and secure.

Drive Throughs

Capture a record of all license plates for vehicle count analytics and business intelligence applications.

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