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High-res security cameras?
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My work wants to replace a few of the security cameras it has now with higher resolution ones. The main reason is they want to be able to read license plate numbers if we have a break in.

The cameras we have now are wired, BNC connectors, and have IR LEDs.

Is there a good choice that isn't that expensive? I've seen models running from $200 to $2000 per camera. My work is probably looking more for the $200 range than the $2000, but they do want to be able to clearly read the plates.

Thanks!
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My wife works in this field and she's going to reply to you in a little bit, but we have a couple of questions.

Are you looking for a system that automatically reads plates and records them or the ability read plates from recorded video?

Will the cameras be fixed in an area where cars will be driving by in a straight line, like a Toll Booth or entrance to a parking lot, or will they be on the building watching a large area?
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streaker69;93818 Wrote:My wife works in this field and she's going to reply to you in a little bit, but we have a couple of questions.

I was hoping you would reply, thank you!

Quote:Are you looking for a system that automatically reads plates and records them or the ability read plates from recorded video?

The ability to be read from recorded video.

Quote:Will the cameras be fixed in an area where cars will be driving by in a straight line, like a Toll Booth or entrance to a parking lot, or will they be on the building watching a large area?


We have somewhere around 12-15 cameras, fixed positions, and from my understanding they only want to replace the ones that cover choke points where cars would be driving by. So figure about a 30' wide area with the camera no more than 100' away.

Thank you again!
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torin3;93820 Wrote:
streaker69;93818 Wrote:My wife works in this field and she's going to reply to you in a little bit, but we have a couple of questions.

I was hoping you would reply, thank you!

Quote:Are you looking for a system that automatically reads plates and records them or the ability read plates from recorded video?

The ability to be read from recorded video.

Quote:Will the cameras be fixed in an area where cars will be driving by in a straight line, like a Toll Booth or entrance to a parking lot, or will they be on the building watching a large area?


We have somewhere around 12-15 cameras, fixed positions, and from my understanding they only want to replace the ones that cover choke points where cars would be driving by. So figure about a 30' wide area with the camera no more than 100' away.

Thank you again!

She's getting ready to head out for the next few hours, she'll reply in more detail when she gets home. In the mean time she said you should read through this: http://ipvm.com/report/realities_of_lice...nition_lpr

While that pertains partly to the software that actually does recognition, it'll help you figure out what kind of camera you need.
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streaker69;93822 Wrote:She's getting ready to head out for the next few hours, she'll reply in more detail when she gets home. In the mean time she said you should read through this: http://ipvm.com/report/realities_of_lice...nition_lpr

While that pertains partly to the software that actually does recognition, it'll help you figure out what kind of camera you need.

I wasn't able to download the manual linked there from a couple of different connections. The page itself there is moderately sparse on details. I'll see if I can find what look to be a few good cameras to me and see what you think.
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torin3;94388 Wrote:I wasn't able to download the manual linked there from a couple of different connections. The page itself there is moderately sparse on details. I'll see if I can find what look to be a few good cameras to me and see what you think.

Well, I figured out I was searching with the wrong keywords. Full HD security seems to be getting me in the ballpark. At least going by youtube videos it 1080p security cameras seem to be high enough resolution that the plates are easily readable, even from a significantly elevated camera angle.

I'm looking at ones like this now:
http://www.cctvcamerapros.com/ProductDet...6wodsm0Asw
(weird, just posted on me when I was trying to click back on the entry field....anyway.

But I'd like to go for a little less than $530 a camera. However I did see a package deal for 4 cameras, plus the DVR and monitor for about $1800.
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