The Analytics page is available from the menu. Use the Analytics page to configure the analytics used for the license plates read by the SharpV.
- Select which plate origin the SharpV is reading.
- Reading mode
- Select one of the following reading modes:
- Select this for plates to be captured continuously. This is the default setting.
- When this option is selected, the SharpV captures plate reads continuously as long as the selected input signal meets the condition defined (high/low). You must select an input and specify whether the state is high or low.
- Continuous with virtual loop:
- This option is automatically selected when you enable the virtual loop feature. With this option, a parking lot gate can still be activated for vehicles with damaged or dirty license plates which cannot be detected by the SharpV LPR camera.
- Single read on trigger
- Select this option so the SharpV captures a plate read after a signal is received from an electrical trigger, or after a Security Center event-to-action or hot action. This configuration is useful for controlling vehicle access to gated parking lots. You can configure the plate read capture to occur before or after the trigger is activated.
- Add trigger
- Select to add a trigger. You must configure the following;
- When. Select which input receives the trigger signal and indicate the state of the input (Low or High). You can also select an External input (Security Center event to-action or hot action).
- Capture Window.
- Start X ms before/after trigger. The capture can occur up to X ms before or after the trigger is activated.
- Duration X ms. The system attempts to
capture a plate read for up to 30000 ms. 4000 ms is the
default value.IMPORTANT: The capture window cannot end before the time the trigger is activated.
- If no plates.
- Capture image X ms after trigger. If no plate is read during the time specified in the Capture window, a "no plate" read is logged and the system captures a context image of the vehicle so the read can be manually edited.
- Use LPR image as context image. An
image from the LPR camera is used to replace the context
image for the "no plate" read.NOTE: Information on context images is not applicable to SharpV ITS cameras.
- Read strategy
- Select one of the following read strategies:
- Slow-moving vehicles
- Select this when vehicles are traveling slowly when their license plates are captured. For example, use this for parking lot gates or toll stations.
- Fast-moving vehicles
- Select this when vehicles are traveling at moderate to high speeds when their license plates are captured. For example, select this option for a Sharp overlooking a highway.
- Gate control
- Select this when vehicles are stopped when their license plates are captured. For example, use this for a Sharp that is monitoring a gated parking lot or toll booth.
- Optimize for static image background
- This feature helps to decrease false positives by ignoring parked vehicles,
signs, and other static objects.IMPORTANT:
- Not recommended if only a small part of the image background is static, for example, if many moving trees are visible. This is less likely to happen in installations where the camera is tilted downwards.
- It is not recommended to use this feature in conjunction with Virtual Loop when vehicles are traveling at speed above 50 km/h (30 MPH).
- Camera orientation
- Select the pictograph that describes how the road appears from the camera's perspective. This helps the system to determine the direction that vehicles are traveling.
- Read contents
- Select what you would like the SharpV to
attempt to read:NOTE: You can add the state, vehicle make, and confidence score as annotation fields in Security Center to query for this information in Security Desk reports.
NOTE: Plate state recognition might not be available for all states.
- Select this option if you want the Sharp unit to attempt read the license plate origin (issuing state, province, or country).
- Vehicle make
- Select this option if you want the Sharp unit to attempt to read the vehicle’s make from the brand or logo (Honda, Toyota, and so on).
- Confidence score
- Assigns a numerical value (from 0 to 100) to each license plate read. This value indicates how confident the SharpV is in the accuracy of the read.
- Plate tilt filter
- Only detect plates that are tilted within this angle range.
- Character height filter
- Only detect plates when the characters are within this pixel height range.