ANPR with HikCentral for vehicle tracking and monitoring
Car Giant are the largest used car dealership in the world. Offering 1000’s of cars all from one location in London. They have an excellent reputation and have a Trustpilot score of 4.7 out of 5.
We were approached by Car Giant to initially to replace an old ANPR system on their main site in London and provide better statistics and alerts for target vehicles.
We reviewed their requirements and came up with two options from different software vendors. One from Vaxtor and one from HikVision. As they already had a small HikVision ANPR deployment we decided to to use the HikCentral management platform.
A new TCM403-BI ANPR camera was installed to cover the main entry exit point and two existing cameras were configured to work on the platform via VPN. The TCM ANPR camera was chosen over other models as it features a 4 Mega Pixel sensor, 140dB Wide Dynamic Range and a motorised 8 to 32mm zoom lens. It also has a more advanced processor giving a wider lane coverage and improved accuracy.
The main benefits include:
- Realtime alerts for black listed vehicles
- Reporting of site statistics
- Centralised camera management & health monitoring
- Full database of vehicles onsite
- Multiple users and user rights options
- Accessible anywhere on the company network
- Flexible, expandable and customisable.
The installation was completed in two parts. Working with the IT department we installed and configured the HikCentral software remotely. Configuring the existing cameras initially to allow the end users to get used to the system to see how they would like the end product set-up.
The second part was an engineer site visit to install the new ANPR camera and remove the old legacy system. The system was then customised to the end users requirements and handed over for approval.
The other major selling point of HikCentral Professional is the flexibility. This will allow the system to scale for additional cameras in future but is also not limited to ANPR. In future the system can be integrated to include:
- Car park management
- Barrier control
- Intercom and access control system
- CCTV integration and management.
The CCTV integration is a particularly useful for the longer term plans. Car Giant have 100’s of cameras and multiple recording servers. HikCentral will give them options of managing the entire site from one platform. With user access auditing and rights management definable down to a single, group or groups of cameras.
If your looking for software to mange ANPR and CCTV data, along with lots of other features, HikCentral is a very cost effective solution. Contact us for more details.