WILL MY CAMERAS CAPTURE LICENCE PLATE NUMBERS?
When it comes to Licence Plate capture and CCTV cameras a specialist Camera that is designed for capturing Licence Plate numbers is best practice. These cameras have the higher shutter speed, exposure and contrast capacity to capture images at speed and at night, some can even recognise the Plate number through Character Recognition and store the images in a database.
With 'standard'cameras generally speaking if the vehicle is stationary or slow moving and its daytime a standard camera will capture a plate number if within the range of identification.
For a camera to capture plate numbers when a vehicle is moving at high speed it requires the ability to alter settings in exposure and contrast not found in standard cameras.
Critical to success also is placement as the camera must be at such an angle to clearly view the plate number without reflection or glare impeding the image.