Vanderbilt ACTpro 2.15 access management software now includes ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) integration within the access control system.

“You can now connect license plate recognition cameras to the ACT controller, and the conversion from the license plate to a card number is now done within the ACT system,” said Vanderbilt’s Nick Pegtol. “If you have a license plate number consisting of digits and letters the ACT system connects it to a card number, and that connection is also done by the license plate camera.

“It’s really cool because it allows you to easily use the ACT system for parking spaces, and there’s a large market for these applications. Instead of setting up a card reader, you just set up a camera reading the license plate, and it will open the barrier for you. Campsites, offices, parking lots that are rented out in cities where you rent parking spots for a few days or months, and then it’s straightforward to register that license plate to it.”

With integrated cameras, including Hikvision, ACTpro users can play live video or recorded video associated with a door through these video integrations. If an event happened last week where a door was forced open, the operator can right-click on the event in ACTpro and replay the video recording from the video management system. Other integrations with ACTpro 2.15 include Kone Hybrid, Avigilon, and Hanwha.

Vanderbilt access control solutions are distributed locally by Alarmcorp.