Hanwha Vision Europe has launched RoadWatch, an edge-based ANPR solution ideal for urban traffic. It is pre-loaded on six specially selected X series cameras, allowing for a quick and easy deployment with the licence already activated. It is also available as a separate application, offering compatibility with a wider range of X series cameras. The new solution has been developed in partnership with FF Group and is a further extension of the company’s edge-based ANPR solutions.
Ideal for urban environments
RoadWatch is ideal for monitoring urban traffic and covers one lane of traffic travelling up to 55mph and 30mIR. Direction detection is configurable on RoadWatch and it comes with two recognition zones, which, due to their quadrilateral shape, can be configured to fit most areas within a scene. Installation is made easy with the intuitive ANPR setup wizard.
The benefits of edge-based ANPR
Due to its edge-based analytics, RoadWatch requires lower bandwidth compared to server-based AI, which can impact energy efficiency, cost savings, and sustainability. The cost of ownership is also lowered, as there’s no need to maintain a large server room. As analytics happens locally on a device, only metadata is transferred back to a server, increasing cyber security, as no sensitive data can be intercepted.
Improved operator awareness and insights
RoadWatch displays events and key information at-a-glance in list view for quick situational awareness. The solution comes with list management, to trigger specific reactions for vehicles identified on each list. For example, opening a barrier to allow entry for vehicles only on the ‘white list’. The setup for this is simple with a bulk upload option for number plate data. Operators can use smart search to find specific plates, including full and partial, of different countries, as well as within a certain timeframe.
Further insights can be gleaned via the application’s statistics function, which can tell operators about the busiest times of day or days of the week. Integration with WAVE VMS is seamless, for further analytics functionality and for the solution to work with other systems, like perimeter protection and access control. Rules can be set based on identified number plates, for instance, switching on building lighting and heating when a vehicle enters a site.