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FTP Camera ALPR Integration

We have created a simple, elegant, cost-effective way to get ALPR via FTP from your camera!

Upon vehicle detection, the camera sends an image via FTP to Snapshot Cloud or to your FTP server.  Snapshot analyzes the image for license plate recognition and the results can be forwarded to ParkPow!

While most IP cameras have motion detection, we recommend cameras with vehicle detection, such as:

FTP camera alpr anpr vehicle detection

Request FTP Service from Plate Recognizer

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.

Camera ALPR FTP license plate recognition

Configure FTP Settings

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.

Camera ALPR FTP Folder Settings Plate Recognition

Set Up Camera FTP

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:

  • Vehicle detection.
  • Motion detection – where you can define the motion area.
  • Line crossing.
  • Intrusion.
Acti Camera ALPR ANPR FTP Motion Settings

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:

  1. Server IP
  2. Port No
  3. Username
  4. Password

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.

Acti Camera ALPR FTP Settings

See Results

Step 4.1. View the ALPR results in your Plate Recognizer Dashboard. To access the Dashboard, just sign in to your Plate Recognizer Account

ALPR license plate recognition dashboard

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:

  • Search vehicles by plate, timeframe, site, type, color, etc.
  • Enforce parking policies (e.g. 3 hour limit for guests).
  • Create custom alerts and get notified when specific vehicles (e.g. denied, visitor) arrive.
  • See and track full vehicle details with Vehicle CRM.
  • Easily integrate data from other systems, including our Gate Opener.

See the simple steps to integrate with ParkPow in under 5 seconds!

Alternatively, you can forward the ALPR results via webhooks to your system.

ALPR Dashboard Overview Chart for license plate recognition

Some Good Tips

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.

Camera Setup Best ANPR Zoom

Need Help with LPR?

Let us know and we’d be happy to assist.

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