Need comments/critiques on my LPR proposal

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Hello everyone,

I have come up with what I believe to be a location and where I would like to focus my LPR on to obtain plates easiest on cars entering and existing my Cul De Sac. This will be my first camera setup and using the IPC-HWF5241-Z12E sounds like the best option atm. I have another thread in the Cyber Security subforum explaining what I want to purchase. Please see the IPVM image below for my proposal. I also am attaching some nighttime footage of my terrible Nest cam to show the area I am looking to focus on with the LPR camera. This video footage is from a recent day at 3AM of a car I believe was searching for packages left on doorsteps. Looking for any critiques on location and if the hardware makese sense in my secnario.

LPR IPC-HWF5241-Z12E.jpg

View attachment Potential Thief.mp4
 

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At 130' head on you should not have a problem. Daytime will be fine. Realize that at night you will put the cam in B&W mode, have the IRs dialed up, and running a very fast shutter speed. The goal will be to get good contrast on the plate only. The car will be totally dark except for head/tail lights. Do not worry about the IPVM estimate for night. They are trying to balance face and plate. You will not be doing that. You will only be concerned with the plate. Remember that a cam used for LPR is dedicated for LPR only.

Test it on a test rig (as described in the Cliff Notes) BEFORE you mount it.

@bigredfish will give you great pointers on how to get good caps at night.
 
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That is some amazing footage @bigredfish your situation is almost identical to time I hope you don't mind if I bug you for your assistance if I can't dial in my settings quite right after I install.
 
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