An ALPR unit is a device that captures license plate numbers. An ALPR unit typically includes a context camera and at least one ALPR camera.
AutoVu™ Sharp is the ALPR unit used in Security Center AutoVu™ solutions. The Sharp includes license plate capturing and processing components, as well as digital video processing functions, enclosed in a ruggedized casing. Sharps can be deployed in mobile and fixed installations.
- Mobile AutoVu™ installation: The Sharp camera is mounted on a vehicle and is integrated into Genetec Patroller™ (the in-vehicle software of the AutoVu™ ALPR system), which in turn is integrated into Security Center. The ALPR Manager detects mobile Sharps through the AutoVu™ Genetec Patroller™ system they are connected to.
- Fixed AutoVu™ installation: The Sharp camera is mounted in a fixed location, such as on a pole, and integrated directly into Security Center. The ALPR Manager detects fixed Sharps directly through the Security Center discovery port.