License plate capture cameras, also known as license plate recognition / LPR cameras, are a specialized CCTV camera that have built in software to help identify and record license plates on still or moving vehicles. They are designed with built-in algorithm that compensates for speed, weather, and headlight glare, which are typically for traffic solutions.
Intelligent traffic modes built into LPR cameras allows them to compensate for speed, weather, and headlight issues to capture a usable video that identifies license plates and trigger a series of events i.e. Open Gates, Switch On Lights, Disable Alarms, Send Notification etc..
Reliable License plate recognition(LPR/ANPR) has traditionally been costly and only relevant for a limited number of applications. The rapid development of network cameras now allow for wider use of LPR solutions. They are of great help for increasing efficiency and security, and will become more widely used in the coming days.