Genetec AutoVu Plate Finder Increases Public Safety

The new subscription license plate identification technology is offered within Genetec’s AutoVu Managed Services platform.

MONTREAL—Genetec Inc., a provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced its AutoVu Plate Finder solution.

According to the Canadian company, this newly announced feature enables parking operators and law enforcement professionals to quickly identify and validate license plate numbers directly from their Apple or Android mobile devices.

“Validating license plates against parking regulations and law enforcement hotlists in bustling downtown areas or crowded parking garages can pose significant challenges for officers. With the AutoVu Plate Finder, users can now access cutting-edge ALPR technology anytime, from anywhere with a cellular data connection,” says Michael Bradner, AutoVu product line manager at Genetec Inc.

AutoVu Plate Finder Streamlines the Process of Identifying License Plates

Genetec asserts that its new AutoVu Plate Finder increases efficiency by reducing the time spent manually checking difficult-to-read or obstructed license plates. For example, the company says, vehicles with rear-facing license plates backed into parking spots can’t easily be read by vehicle-based ALPR systems. Instead of having officers exit their vehicles to input the plate number in the onboard system manually, Plate Finder enables them to take a picture of the license plate from their phone. This allows them to quickly verify parking rights or identify wanted vehicles on local, state, federal, or custom hotlists.

Once the image is captured, the information is encrypted and securely sent to the cloud-based AutoVu Managed Services ALPR system. A neural network, part of the Genetec Machine Learning Core (MLC) engine, reads the license plate and vehicle characteristics. The pertinent information, including zone details, is then displayed on the user’s device, enhancing the effectiveness of field operations.

Genetec adds that AutoVu Plate Finder is a new subscription feature offered within AutoVu Managed Services. This feature is available through Genetec Mobile. The solution is also available immediately to new or existing AutoVu Managed Services (AMS) customers in the U.S. and Canada, and the company emphasizes, it will be showcased at the upcoming IPMI Parking and Mobility Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio, in booth number #1424.

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