Where to start?

Discussion in 'LPR' started by dannieboiz, Nov 10, 2018 at 3:09 PM.

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  1. dannieboiz

    dannieboiz Getting the hang of it

    May 13, 2015
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    I've been lurking the LPR forum for the past week to learn how to do LPR. It's a personl project and to be honest, law enforcement will probably not use my LPR reading and clips as full evidence to catch the suspect. But I'd still like to educately analyze the cars that come in and out of my streets.

    Spending a ton of money isn't an option, but for about $150 a camera as I recently learn here the 2mp Dahua starlight can do wonders.

    What I gathered is the non-lpr camera doesn't have the "built in software" I suppose this mean it logs all the plates info?

    So how is this acheived with non-lpr camera? I'm looking for free software options as the LPR software is too rich for me. I'm seeing 500-1000 which I'll never get ROI on.

    I see OpenLPR pop up a lot, I registered for the trial but since I don't have a camera to play with I didn't get to do anything else but log in. :(
  2. carbonita

    carbonita n3wb

    Oct 15, 2018
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    When my home was hit, law enforcement _really_ wanted the plates, and IMHO LPR is good after crimes occur in your neighborhood (to apprehend the buggers). Cold/masked plates are still an option for perps, but can attract unwanted (for criminals) attention. Additional cameras are likely beneficial for faces, but hoodies/gloves/etc are commonplace, so camera placement tends to be different for each use-case. As mentioned in another thread, Google vision appears decent for intermittent use, and OpenCV, OpenLPR are interesting, but I'm not sure I'm up for that size of a new hobby. ;) My approaching ideal system would AI a vehicle, OCR plate (alert if no plate), compare to whitelist of plates (e.g., neighbors cars), if not whitelisted within some confidence interval then alert. :)