In a mobile ALPR deployment, the 3M License Plate Capture Software provides the graphical user interface (GUI) and in-car software for feeding processed license plate images to the officer driving the vehicle. In real time, the software compares these images to plates found on federal or local hotlists. The field officer will be alerted at a moment's notice when a match occurs. Officers may even prioritize hotlists to receive alerts accordingly.
The 3M License Plate Capture Software was designed to provide significant productivity and safety improvements as compared to traditional, manual license plate searches. While an officer patrols, the 3M License Plate Capture Software is consistently running in the background; checking each and every captured plate against one or more databases of interest. Erah of the captured plates are automatically recorded and saved with the associated infrared plate image, corresponding OCR translation, color plate image, data and time stamp, GPS coordinate, and relevant data from the hotlist (in the even of a hit). The search functionality in the 3M License Plate Capture Software allows officers to use the saved information and query data of interest against multiple search parameters such as time, date, full or partial plate, and/or loaction; or manually enter data for immdeiate use of new intelligence.
- Improving safety by providing officers with greater spatial awareness
- Reduction in profiling claims as the system compares each and every captured plate regardless of driver condition
- Can be used to record digital images (like graffiti) for evidential purposes
- User configurable audio and visual alarms
- Direction indicator to alert the officer which camera cpatured the hit
- User friendly and intuitive interface
2013 Upgrades:3M License Plate Capture Software has been enhanced to include new privacy options designed to provide greater administration flexibility regarding privacy compliance. A license plate capture review screen has also been added.
The overall upgrade effort also included a customized communication layer between the two software products. This will improve speed, accuracy, and reliability of data transfer.