Hikvision has released its iDS-TCV907-BIR 9 MP ANPR all-rounder traffic camera, designed to improve road safety and optimise traffic flow through speed detection, traffic violation detection, automated plate recognition, and vehicle attribute analysis.

“Hikvision is always pushing the boundaries of video technologies,” says Frank Zhang, president, International Product and Solution Center, Hikvision. “Beyond the visual range that is perceived by video cameras, the abilities to understand other kinds of senses would allow even more precise monitoring and reporting of events or accidents,” “This is multi-dimensional perception, a trend that we think will affect the security industry in the future.”

The new ITS camera is designed and developed with this multi-dimensional concept in mind. It’s Hikvision’s first camera to integrate 3 separate modules in one unit – an HD camera, speed radar, and light array inside one housing. Specifically, it works with a multi-tracking radar that continuously monitors 2-3 lanes and identifies the speed and position of objects in the monitored area at a speed of up to 300kmph. If a vehicle violates the speed limit, the embedded radar triggers the connected camera, and a picture is taken of the vehicle and its licence plate.

In the event of infringements of traffic rules such as wrong-way driving, improper lane usage, or even failure to use a seat belt, the camera will capture images of the corresponding vehicle, recognise its licence plate and relevant information including vehicle type, colour, brand, and direction of movement, which can be addressed to the authorities in real-time or stored on board. Incident detection helps to improve overall driving standards, which ultimately reduces the number of accidents, improves road safety and further evens traffic flow.

Employed with deep learning algorithms, the camera is able to recognise a much higher number of licence plates and with higher efficiency than conventional ANPR systems. Its GMOS sensor further ensures brighter and smoother images to be reproduced in challenging lighting conditions, especially in low-light environments. The camera’s embedded supplemental light features a 16-bead light array, offering an IR range of up to 40 metres at night.

Hikvision iDS-TCV907-BIR supports flexible pole or side-mounting for applications including urban roads, highways, tunnels and tollroads.