State Security Solutions

ANPR Systems (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) use optical character recognition software to convert images of vehicle registration numbers into information for real time or retrospective matching with law enforcement and other databases. They have been hailed as mechanisms for "denying criminals the use of the road" and "intelligence-led policing". They have also been described as a foundation for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and congestion management regimes. Promoters of private ANPR Systems (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) networks have marketed them as solutions to non-payment by customers at petrol stations and as a tool for cutting costs in the management of commercial car parks.

Selection might be manually determined by an operator or automatic, for example of every vehicle passing a particular point or every heavy vehicle (with size triggering the camera). Many ANPR Systems (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) feature dual cameras: an infra-red device that captures multiple images of the specific number plate and a conventional color device that records an image of the plate in context, ie takes a snap of the car.

ANPR Camera

ANPR Camera (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) placed at both the entrance and exit points of your car park, then capture and process the details of all vehicles entering and leaving your car park. The number plate recognition will then identify any non-authorized vehicles using your facilities or any vehicles exceeding the maximum stay period. Vehicle’s parked in breach of the terms and conditions will then be sent a parking charge through the post within 48 hours of the offence. This system is the ideal solution if you wish to resolve the problem of non-customers persistently using your free facilities.

A major feature of the National ANPR systems (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) Data Centre for car numbers is the ability to data mine. Advanced versatile automated data mining software trawls through the vast amounts of data collected, finding patterns and meaning in the data. Data mining can be used on the records of previous sightings to build up intelligence of a vehicle's movements on the road network or can be used to find cloned vehicles by searching the database for impossibly quick journeys.

Checking may be almost instantaneous. Proponents of the UAE National ANPR Systems (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) Data Centre for example note that automated searches of several 'hotlists' by police using mobile ANPR devices typically returns results within 5 seconds, quick enough for decisions on whether investigation is required (and whether particular vehicles should be approached with extra caution).

Enforced ANPR in UAE
Closed-circuit television cameras such as these can be used to take the images scanned by automatic number plate recognition systems. The UAE has an extensive automatic number plate recognition ANPR Systems CCTV network. Police and security services use it to track UAE vehicle movements in real time.
ANPR Data Center
The National ANPR Systems (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) Data Centre stores all data feed from the various police and civic CCTV networks in the UAE. The site of the existing Police National Computer. At the present 50 million clocks a day, over 18 billion ANPR records would be recorded every year. According to the National Policing Improvement Agency 25,000 hits per day against the ANPR Systems database generate a transaction against the Police National Computer.