Set-up Barrierless Parking with ANPR
How to succeed in setting up an Entry/Exit parking system with ANPR
You have a parking space where you want to know your utilization and parking times of your customers, then you can use the SWARM solution as following.
For this use case, SWARM software is providing you with any relevant data for your Entry/Exit parking space. The solution is gathering the number of vehicles in your parking space as well as the number of vehicles entering and exiting your parking space for customizable time frames.
Thanks to the License plate recognition, the parking duration of your customers will be analyzed. On top of the License plate information as well, the license plate origin country is available as meta information. The country codes are according to ISO 3166 Alpha 2 standard. The country classification is working with excellent accuracy of 99%.
Find below some general settings for the installation of this use case. As the automatic number plate reading needs some more detailed information you will find additional and more detailed information on how to set it up in the following page:
How to configure the solution?
How to get the data?
Especially for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) the camera choice and positioning are essential.
The requirements for accurate number plate recognition can be aligned with respective norms for the accurate operation of (human-based) surveillance systems.
The standards give a recommended pixel-per-meter measure (“pixels on target”), to reliably perform that task (by a human). The relevant category for clear reading of license plates/identification of a person “without a reasonable doubt” is “identify”. A Bullet camera is recommended.
The configuration of the solution can be managed centrally in SWARM Control Center. Below, you can see how the Entry/Exit parking with license plate detection needs to be configured for optimal results.
For receiving the utilization of your parking space including the park durations of your customers, a CL for each Entry/Exit needs to be configured. The CL should be placed approx at the beginning from last third of the frame in order that the object can be over several frames, so that the License plate detection and classification are most accurate.
Consider that the IN/OUT direction of the crossing line is important as it is relevant for calculation of the park duration. (IN = Entry to parking, OUT = Exit of parking).
In our Parking Scenario section, you can find more details about the possible Widgets to be created in the Parking Scenario Dashboards.
You are able to visualize the data for any Entry/Exit you have configured with the Counting lines. So you are able to see the number of vehicles with their classes/subclasses and license plates of any Entry or Exit.
Furthermore, you will be able to gather a list of customers with the corresponding license plate that has parked longer than your preconfigured parking duration is. For the purpose of provability, you can also see a picture of the incoming and outgoing vehicle. Please mind that you need to configure the parking time due to your data privacy restriction.
Parking time violations
If you need your data for further local analysis, you have the option to export the data of any created widget as csv file for further processing.
In case you are using your custom MQTT broker, you can also retreive the raw data there. We provide a special option to have the license plate capture added to the event schema. This enables you to retrieve the capture within the pushed MQTT message. The picture is encoded in BASE64. In order to enable this option, please contact our support.