We have created a simple, elegant, cost-effective way to get ALPR via FTP from your camera!
Basically, upon motion or vehicle detection, the camera sends an image via FTP to Snapshot Cloud. We analyze the image for license plate recognition and show results in the PR Dashboard (which can be forwarded to the ParkPow ALPR Dashboard).
Cameras with motion detection are suitable for use-cases where vehicle speeds are under 35 mph (e.g. parking, drive-thru). Cameras with vehicle detection can support faster vehicle speeds (e.g. street and highway monitoring). Please check with your specific camera to understand what “triggers” are available for FTP.
Step 1.1. Sign up on Plate Recognizer.
Step 1.2. Click on Start Page in the Top Navigation Bar. Then, click on Integrate with Camera Software.
Step 1.3. Click to request for FTP.
Step 1.4. Please wait up to 24 hours for approval. Once approved, you will receive an email with your FTP credentials.
TIP: Make sure to check your spam folder in case the email’s there.
Step 2.1. In your Plate Recognizer FTP page, you can create a sub-directory for each camera. The sub-directory name is used as the camera name.
Step 2.2. Enter the Country Code(s), such as us-fl for Florida or gb for the United Kingdom. Full Country Codes can be found here.
Read through your camera instruction manual on how to set up events for FTP.
Depending on the camera, the alerts can be triggered based on the following events and more:
Step 3.1. In your camera UI, go into Network > Advanced. Click on the FTP Tab.
Fill in the elements below with the info from your Plate Recognizer FTP Credential page:
When done, click Save.
Now, based on the events you’ve set, the camera will send an image to our FTP in our cloud.
Once an image is processed, it is immediately removed from the FTP server.
Step 4.1. View the ALPR results in your Plate Recognizer Dashboard. To access the Dashboard, just sign in to your Plate Recognizer Account
You can also easily forward the ALPR results over to ParkPow! Our sister company, ParkPow provides a full ALPR Dashboard and Parking Management solution so you can:
See the simple steps to integrate with ParkPow in under 5 seconds!
Alternatively, you can forward the ALPR results via webhooks to your system.
Getting good ALPR results? If not, then make sure to:
If you are still stuck, then Contact Us and include a screenshot of a vehicle passing through the camera.
Let us know and we’d be happy to assist.
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