Capturing license plates is a common video surveillance application.

But what cameras do integrators mostly commonly used? Special purpose LPC cameras or regular cameras? And would it be from the biggest camera manufacturers or from specialists?

While a number of dedicated, special purpose cameras exist in the market, overwhelmingly integrators say they are using conventional, ‘regular’ IP cameras for license plate capture. The key 2 technical features amongst these regular IP cameras is HD resolution (or higher) and integrated IR. Both make sense to allow for wider FoVs (i.e., HD) and to handle night time lighting issues and the faster shutter speed needed for cars driving.

We believe the low number of recently released license plate capture specific cameras is a contributing factor to integrators using conventional cameras.

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