Fixed ANPR systems
Various government agencies require Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems to identify and track vehicles at specific locations within the road network. These locations are generally alongside or near motorways, where a cameras are attached to a permanent structure and linked to a CatchKen system. The CatchKen reads the license plates and transmits the information to the unit responsible for analyzing the data and taking appropriate action whenever necessary. Various types of connections can be built into the system, including a BOF connection (Back Office Facility), a solution often used by police forces inside and outside the Netherlands.
ANPR systems can also be used to secure and protect commercial premises as well as public streets and neighbourhoods. So-called ‘intelligent’ ANPR cameras are generally used to do so. These are cameras that immediately read the license plates of the vehicles passing by and then quickly send this information to the associated control room. There the incoming vehicle data is processed and any hits are forwarded to the police for appropriate action. Depending on the specific situation and required capacity, CatchSystems can choose from a wide range of options and provide appropriate follow-up recommendations.