Dahua license plate reading camera

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  1. Ed Boyer

    Ed Boyer Young grasshopper

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    Can anyone recommend a good Dahua camera that is a good license plate reader. The area I live in has a 20 mph speed limit so that should not be a issue for the camera. Thanks for you help.
     
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    Distance to the plate capture spot from the camera? Generally speaking out to 120+ft the HFW5231E-Z12E or newer version HFW5241E-Z12E will work well to see license plates, but it depends a lot on the scene.

    Are you looking for a camera that actually reads the plate and stores them in a database? Thats another animal

    Read up in the LPR forum
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    No, I just want to see who comes in my driveway, who go's up and down our road and we have never had a package stolen from our porch or any were else the deliver drive may leave packages but if we ever do I would like to see the car and plate.
     
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    Again distance as well as angle matters, but either of those are what many of us use for LPR.

    In order to see plates, especially at night, you'll want less than 30 degree angle from camera to plate. Straight on is best
     
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    This camera would be about 300 ft from the NVR should run cat5 or cat6
     
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    I would run Cat 6 cable. It is not that much more than Cat 5.
     
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    After reading here all the problems with these two cameras getting them to focus at night are there any other cameras that would do a good job in daylight and I"ll forget about the tags at night.
     
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    Actually getting them to focus at night is easy. there are a couple of different ways to do it.

    Again, how far from the camera to the license plate? It makes a difference....without that nobody can tell you what camera
     
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    As already suggested, read here> LPR | IP Cam Talk
     
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    The distance from were the camera would be mounted to were license plate comes in perfect view to the eye is 40ft.
     
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    At 40ft you could probably use the Z5 version of this camera, though I'd still get the Z12. IR should be no problem at that distance.

    Will the shot be straight on or is there an angle between camera and plate?
     
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    The camera shot may be at about 10 degrees, Right now I'm not to concerned about reading license plates at night I would just like a good overview camera.
     
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    We're talking apples and oranges here....pick one


    (change youtube player to 1080p)

    Overview camera (sees a lot of area but little detail further out)



    LPR camera (sees fine detail but small field of view)
     
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    So what model is the overview camera, I think that's the view I want.
     
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