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AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.1

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1
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The AutoVu™ automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system automates license plate reading and identification, making it easier for law enforcement and for municipal and commercial organizations to locate vehicles of interest and enforce parking restrictions. Designed for both fixed and mobile installations, the AutoVu™ system is ideal for a variety of applications and entities, including law enforcement, municipal, and commercial organizations.

Depending on the Sharp hardware you install, you can use AutoVu™ in a fixed configuration such as on a pole in a parking lot, or in a mobile configuration such as on a patrol vehicle.

You can use AutoVu™ for the following:

  • Scofflaw and wanted vehicle identification
  • City-wide surveillance
  • Parking enforcement
  • Parking permit control
  • Vehicle inventory
  • Security
  • Access control

AutoVu™ system architecture

AutoVu™ Sharp cameras capture license plate images, and send the data to Genetec Patroller™ or Security Center to verify against lists of vehicles of interest (hotlists) and vehicles with permits (permit lists).

The following diagram shows how a typical AutoVu™ system works:

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