IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 LPR from 137 feet

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  1. tech101

    tech101 Getting the hang of it

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    Hi how did you got the ALPR app going Mine is crashing when it detects the Camera ip say 192.x.x.x:80 and I select it then I enter camera username password and hit okay and the box disappers .. seems like crashes I mean the whole Application disappears. Is there something I need to configure first before I enter the camera detail on the OPENLPR app ? I want to first try it before I mount the camera testing all the software before I even begin the installation.
     
  2. Milko George

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    Apologies for digging out this topic - @crc2004, are you running OpenALPR as an agent and their hosted service? If yes, what are you using to run the agent?
     
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    tech101 Getting the hang of it

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    I just downloaded the OpenALPR Agent and trying to discover camera in it It discovers it on port 80 however when I entrer username password the and hit ok the app disappears. was wondering if you can tell us how to configure it with the agent.

    Thanks !
     
  4. carbonita

    carbonita Young grasshopper

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    Try using VLC to view the stream for debugging. The below works for my win10 i7 box running OpenALPR agent.

    rtsp://<user:pass>@<ipAddrCam>:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0

     
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    tech101 Getting the hang of it

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    You are magician and it worked without a problem now Awesome.. So will get it installed now .. Wow Carbonita Thank you so much Man You got it going. THank You Thank You Thank You !!!
     
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    tech101 Getting the hang of it

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    So once the openalpr Trial gets over of 14 days does it still log plates ? how does that work because seems like they are like $1000 a camera and 18% per year of that $1000 ? to keep it ? Or is there a cheaper alternative ?

    That is atleast according to there email

     
  7. wtimothyholman

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    Plates will still be logged under the free plan, but only saved for 48 hours. Alerts will not work.

    The only alternative for now is to install and run your own OpenALPR server, but that's not a task for the faint of heart.
     
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    tech101 Getting the hang of it

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    Ah Okay I guess I can live with a free plan in that case because of something happens I guess I can still have the video footage go back to if I dont come back in 48 hours or I wish there was a way to make these logs get stored in excel or something LOL Anyways thank you !
     
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    You can still store the plates in an Excel file. The limitation is that you have to download the spreadsheet at least once every 48 hours, or you'll lose some records.
     
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    Ah Okay, I guess for free even 2 days is pretty damn awesome! Anyhow I got my camera just waiting for someone to do my cat run so I can have it installed and running and Hopefully reading thru this thread I will get the settings dialed in right. Once again thank you so much this forum is such a great help. I dont think so it be possible for me without the help from all of you. So Thank you!
     
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    crc2004 Getting the hang of it

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    Sorry for the delay. I'm running the agent on the same Win 10 box as BI.
     
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    @Olivier Did you ever do this to move records off the free version of OpenLPR after 48 hrs and did it work ok?
    If yes, would you have time to post a tutorial for people like me who do not yet know what a webhook or Zapier are? :wave: Or is this step a little more advanced?
     
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    carbonita Young grasshopper

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    IIRC webhooks is not available with free (commercial version) OpenALPR after 14 day trial. The manual csv download is available for 2 days.
     
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    @crc2004 is it possible to tweak these even when using their cloud platform agent through Docker ? Thanks
     
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    Thought I'd post some of my pics from my 5231E-Z12E. Happy with day pics but night I'm still dialing in. Caps from about 130+ feet out as well. Will post some later night pics for any input. Thanks

    Night 1.jpg Day 1.jpg Day 2.jpg

    Seeing from the night image are:

    Zoom = 1040
    Focus = 1380
    Shutter 1/2000 (0.5 on manual)
    Iris = 30
    Gain = 10 to 40
    HLC = 65
    3D NR = 45

    Quick update - Just re-checked distance and this is pushing around 142' with speeds maxing around 30mph for reference
     
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    Hello

    Did someone success to get a gate open if IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 recognize a specific plate ?

    I wonder if free ALPR interface would be able to send an email notification when an expected plate is read successfully.
    Then i as thinking to use Jeedom email plugin to analyse that email notification and process an action ( open or close a gate )

    Many thanks for your advices or comments.
     
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    @lcoulon a number of people are using IFTTT with OpenAlpr to spawn outside functions so you could potentially configure what you were looking for
     
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    All, quick follow up from yesterday with some more ALPR pics. Day pics still looking good, front plate night pics looking ok (image night 1-1) but having issues with rear plates looking super dark and/or not readable. However in respect of that last comment (readability), OpenALPR was still reading these. Either way was wondering what advice the LPR rockstars in this thread could kindly share to help improve the rear plate / night images.

    Here are the pics, obviously the blur I've added for privacy of others. Everything else however is as captured (1920 x 1080 x 15 fps into the sub stream for OpenALPR for reference). Time stamps are also accurate

    Day 1-1.jpg Day 2-2.jpg Night 1-1.jpg Night 1-2.jpg Night 1-3.jpg
     
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    Really not too bad, Interesting using HLC at night, I do on my overview cams but not my Z12's for LPR.. might play with that, shouldnt really need it with 1/1000 or 1/2000 exposure.

    Plenty of old and damaged plates out there, I see about 20% or so. Hard to read even under ideal conditions at night. Sometimes the plate lights interfere with the IR, not sure I completely understand it, like on your last image.

    One other thing, I think I have mine focused a litte tighter than you, may try a touch more zoom.?

    HOA Entrance_EntrTag_main_20190311225156_@8.jpg HOA Entrance_EntrTag_main_20190311162554_@8.jpg HOA Entrance_EntrTag_main_20190312160305_@8.jpg
     
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    Wow that looks great. If you had it to do all over again would you still use the same setup? Did it capture the plates of both cars coming and going?