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Beyond plate capture

At ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Genetec Inc, the Canadian security product company is unveiling AutoVu Flexreader. It offers ALPR (Automatic License Plate Recognition) to suitable IP video surveillance cameras supported by the Genetec Security Center platform.

The developers say AutoVu Flexreader enables users to move beyond simple plate capture and use IP cameras to identify and track number plates of vehicles entering or leaving premises. End users can extend their security operations, the company adds; especially businesses and retailers, to access the full ALPR feature set of Security Center AutoVu, and take advantage of data-mining tools and graphical reports.

Robert Amante, AutoVu Product Manager at Genetec, said: “In the past, customers who wanted to take advantage of the unified ALPR experience offered by Security Center had to use dedicated ALPR units, which provided more capabilities than necessary for certain applications. With AutoVu Flexreader, we are making it easier for customers to take advantage of the deep feature set AutoVu provides. Now, they can re-use their existing security infrastructure equipment to augment their system with ALPR in a cost-effective manner. Interested customers should request a demo to ensure AutoVu Flexreader meets the requirements of their application.”

AutoVu Flexreader can help identify potential threats by automatically identifying vehicles entering a facility and match them to a set hot-list. With the list management features of Security Center AutoVu, unknown or suspect vehicles can trigger specific alarms and activate video recording. The product can also automate processes. The system can open vehicle gates and garage doors when the vehicle of an employee or registered visitor is detected, or notify staff of the arrival of suppliers and visiting VIPs. It can also provide security staff with vehicle audit trails, including plate number, date, time, coordinates, license plate origin, and associated videos.

For retail and other businesses with ungated parking lots, AutoVu Flexreader unlocks business intelligence insights in the behaviour of vehicles and visitors the developers add. Using data collected by the cameras, AutoVu Flexreader can track who is accessing a facility and when, monitor repeat visits and measure length of stay,.

AutoVu Flexreader is expected to be available in April 2018 through Genetec AutoVu certified integrators. Visit:


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