Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is increasingly used by Governments, enforcement agencies and private sector operators to enhance the policing of roads, identifying and monitoring criminal activity and in counter terrorism.
While ANPR cameras and supporting technology have improved significantly in recent years, they rely completely on licence plate accuracy. Yet licence plate fraud and the cloning of vehicle identity by changing plates or altering characters is on the increase, seriously impacting ANPR effectiveness.
A highly secure method of vehicle identification uses long range Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) fitted to, or embedded within, the licence plate.
A unique identifier is transmitted from the RFID tag which is compared with what the ANPR camera is seeing. An alert is created where there is a mismatch or no RFID is present. This can then trigger a response either for an enforcement team at the location or a follow up response from the back-office.
Combined ANPR and RFID technology from e-Plate provides the most secure and validated vehicle identification system.
Various elements of the system are patented or subject to patent applications.