Ava Security launches cloud-based license plate recognition solution
New addition to Ava Aware® requires only one camera and integrates with third-party video monitoring devices
London, January 18, 2021—Ava Security, a unified service provider of cybersecurity and video security, has launched a license plate recognition (LPR) solution as part of its Ava Aware cloud-based AI data platform. The new capabilities operate in the cloud and are able to work with a wide variety of third-party and Ava cameras. Most LPR solutions require two cameras in order to operate. Ava Security needs just one, while delivering enhanced situational awareness and insights with great accuracy. The solution is also compatible with license plates in all geographies.
Ava Aware LPR serves customers that require vehicle monitoring in car parks, garages, drive-throughs, campuses, and other locations with gated entries. With automatic rules-based alerts, intuitive setup and user interface, and ease of scalability, the LPR solution from Ava increases visibility, parking compliance, and enables personnel to perform more meaningful tasks.
The solution will allow organizations to identify who is using a car park, check plates against pre-existing lists of license numbers, and automatically enable or prevent access to parking areas. Users will also be able to create customized rules, for example, a former employee’s license plate can be added to a list to check whether they make an unauthorized entry, or watchlists can be imported to look for offenders. The solution also enables security officers to search for specific vehicles that have been seen before or to confirm that they are on-site. Additionally, users can perform powerful and effective similarity searching based on license plate data.
We are pleased to have made the addition of LPR to the Ava Aware suite of video monitoring tools. Whether they use Ava Cameras or are updating their existing video security systems, organizations will be able to further enhance the security of outdoor property with our intelligent capabilities and create bespoke rules to meet their specific security requirements. One of the main barriers to the uptake of LPR to date has been the cost of implementation and the necessity to use two cameras or specialized devices to do so. Our cloud-based software helps companies make the most of their investment with the ability to integrate with existing cameras or require just one camera to get the job done.
Ava Aware is a powerful cloud-based AI video management system (VMS) equipped with integrated machine learning capabilities. Suitable for both large, distributed enterprise installations and small deployments, Aware analyses all the video feeds from Ava and third-party cameras all the time and in real-time. It identifies objects and events, sending instant alarms based on rules and unusual activity detection. The LPR solution can be enabled in Ava Aware through additional licensing.
A global company with offices in the UK, Norway, and the U.S, Ava’s AI capabilities help security pros to find the right things faster and organizations to be more proactive, preventing threats from escalating into incidents. This adds up to smarter and better security. Advanced camera analytics allow security teams to increase their situational awareness and conduct investigations in minutes rather than days. Analytics inside the camera include object detection for people and vehicles; color and gender classification; activity level; and sound analytics for events such as glass breakage or other loud noises. Camera-embedded machine learning also provides insights beyond security that can improve operational efficiency.
Anne Simpson, Marketing Manager EMEA, Ava Security