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License Plate Recognition Products
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I-Cube or Integrated Intelligent Imaging (I3) focuses of proactive crime prevention using real time links to multiple internal and external databases in order to generate a warning prior to crime occurring, allowing anticipation of the offence. All the projects I-Cube is involved with have a central theme of using images, as this allows both the real time and covert nature of the proactive crime prevention systems to operate to the best effect.
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS: As the person or car approaches the entrance a camera captures a number of images from which the license plate or face are extracted. These images are saved, allowing this information to be used in subsequent investigations. The face or license plate is then compared to local databases, allowing greeting of repeat visitors and external databases, such as insurance companies, stolen and suspicious vehicles, SAPS, Metro, etc. If the vehicle is listed as stolen, appropriate action should then be taken. If the vehicle is listed as never have been registered, this is a good vehicle to investigate further. Within a short period of the system being in operation, most vehicles and people have been logged and registered, allowing typically limited resources to be focused on the few remaining exceptions. The ability to leverage the equipment to operate in a marketing role, while still actively focusing on proactive crime prevention, has major advantages in a cash limited environment. If you have more than 50 people a day passing a point where we can place a camera, I-Cube has the experience and ability to turn this into a revenue stream. Please contact I-Cube to explore this further.
WHAT IS REQUIRED: The key to proactive crime prevention using real time links is that the system does not require human intervention, it is fully automatic. The camera automatically captures the image, the facial or license plate is automatically compared to both local and remote databases and if required an alarm is generated. The I-Cube solution can operate locally but using a wide range of communication means (including ADSL, 3G, GPRS, iBURST, Wireless or satellite) a real time link to multiple databases can be established, allowing immediate updates of stolen vehicles as they are added to SAPS or the insurance databases.
The system requires a camera linked to a computer, running the I-Cube Intelligent Software. The software is trained to recognise the item to be logged or counted, be that people, cars or different types of products. Once the item is logged, it can then be compared to pre-set rules or databases, allowing an alarm to be generated if the incorrect number of products exit or a vehicle enters after hours or is listed as not allowed. The ability to link vehicle colour, weight, and driver, biometric and other info as required to the license plate gives the I-Cube system tremendous advantages.
I-Cube can integrate with your existing system or provide dedicated cameras, computers and networks. Please contact I-Cube with your requirements and existing equipment.
WHAT DOES IT COST: I-Cube can provide database links only, software only, some hardware and software or a complete solution, fully installed and maintained, if required? The cost can be a capital amount, a rental per month, a cost per transaction or shared revenue. Costs range from 0.13c per chicken (based on 100 000 birds a day) to 3c per car (based on single entry / exit lanes) to R1 950.00 per month to R49 500.00 for the software and hardware. Please contact I-Cube for your specific requirements.
The following illustrates some examples of the users of this technology. Please contact I-Cube or your local IT / CCTV / DVR / biometric supplier for a customised proposal, taking into consideration your requirements, existing solutions and possible revenue sources.
SCHOOL: The entrance of the school is covered with a camera, which is linked wirelessly to a PC running the I-Cube software. The students, staff and parents are enrolled into a local database, which allows specific messages to be placed on an electronic display, while visitors are directed to the visitor parking area and then to reception. The schools limited manpower resources can then focus on the visitors, rather than the known parents or staff. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
DISTRIBUTION CENTRE: The ability to link the license plate, driver facial image, vehicle type and colour, container number and weight of the truck and weight of goods listed on the invoice prevents unauthorised removal of any items. Productivity per vehicle is up while the number of hours wasted at weigh bridges has been substantially reduced, as the distribution centre no longer allows vehicles out which would be fined for overloading. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
GOLF ESTATE: The existing cameras at the entrance and at key points through the estate were linked to the I-Cube LPR software allowing all visitors and residents to be logged at a number of points through the estate. The system was linked to a national database of suspect and stolen cars, allowing proactive crime prevention. When an alarm is detected, the armed reaction team are called into action, supporting the estate front end guards. A side effect of the I-Cube LPR solution is that the average speed of the vehicles is automatically determined, ensuring the estate remains children friendly. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
OFFICE BLOCK: Parking, or rather the lack of parking within the office block was the reason to call I-Cube. Each tenant has a certain number of bays allocated for staff and visitors. When these bays were occupied and more vehicles were allowed into the office block, major congestion resulted, causing severe frustration for both visitors and office workers. I-Cube utilised the existing cameras to count the number of vehicles into and out of the office block. When the number of vehicles approached critical level, a mobile LPR system was deployed and staff parking in visitor areas were requested to remove their vehicles. Failure to comply led to banning of those vehicles for a certain number of days, again utilising the I-Cube enabled LPR solution. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The problem faced by the neighbourhood watch was not that of limited resources or money, but of how to prevent known criminals from entering the area patrolled by the neighbourhood watch. The exiting dome cameras were linked to the I-Cube LPR solution, plus a mobile LPR solution was provided. All vehicles and people entering the neighbourhood watch area were recorded and match against the known criminals. If matched, these people were approached and asked to explain where they were going and what they were doing. Car theft was reduced substantially while contact crimes no longer occur. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT: The department had a recovery rate of fewer than 30% of all fines issued. I-Cube introduced a road block LPR solution which allowed the traffic department to generate an alarm when a vehicle with an outstanding fine or warrant was detected. These vehicles were then automatically pulled over to a parking area where the drivers were informed of any fines or warrants were issued. The drivers had the option to pay any amounts outstanding via credit card, check or cash via the I-Cube supplied mobile payment systems. The number of outstanding fines has improved substantially to more than 70%. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
TAXI ROUTE MONITORING & ENFORCEMENT: If taxi routes are not regulated commuters along non profitable routes are not serviced and violence between competing taxi associations often results. If the taxi routes are monitored with the I-Cube LPR solution illegal operators are immediately identified and prevented from operating. Where two of these monitoring points are linked, average speed determination can be determined and the number of trips per taxi per day can be calculated and communicated to the taxi owners. Please contact I-Cube for more details.
A NUMBER OF OTHER EXAMPLES EXIST: Please contact I-Cube for more details.
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I-CUBE (Integrated, Intelligent, Imaging (I3)) is a Systems Integrator and Value Added Reseller of face recognition and license plate recognition. I-Cube provides distributors and resellers in the Casino, Retail, Mining, Weighbridges, Police, shopping center, Government, Metro, Golf Estate, Education, CAMPUS, visitor ID and other fields with a single source for imaging products, using a consultative selling approach.
Below is some general information on the I-Cube products:
LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION
“The I-CUBE system provides further value to cities through its traffic management capacity” Municipality’s countrywide use License Plate Recognition in traffic officer vehicles and at roadblocks to identify vehicles with outstanding warrants & stolen cars. Systems range from 1c per vehicle (R49 500.00 for a lap top based system) upwards.
The combined use of an existing access card with advanced 3D facial recognition to link the driver to the colour, shape and license plate of the vehicle will prevent theft of vehicles from premises countrywide.
“"A number of these facilities (traffic management) can be used to generate revenue for the city"” Parking solutions are of key interest to I-Cube, with airport parking being a typical example:
“Ports and harbours, the gateways to cities and countries, have a great need for security and control” The combined use of Facial Verification, License Plate Recognition and Container Recognition will combat theft, damage, and tracking of goods into and out of SA ports.
“Key to reducing theft and hence the losses associated with it, is the ability to identify perpetrators”. Advanced 3D Holographic Neural Network Facial Recognition has made the I-Cube solution ideally suited to a wide range of environments, including casino, airports and banking environments. Costs range from 1c per identification, to R38 000 for a laptop solution.
“Crime is posing an ever increasing threat to banks, specifically in the form of armed robbery and ATM fraud” (PDF presentation))
“..our task to help bring a managed environment and peace of mind” Golf Estates around the country are a key market for the combined LPR and Facial Verification solution by I-Cube.
“One of the most powerful aspects of the I-CUBE Surveillance System is that it gives the client the ability to manage a large number of functions from one central point of control”.
The I-Cube various products include:
- Container recognition;
- Facial identification of visitors; and combinations of these:
Hence a complete access control solution consists of linking:
- The driver (via a card / finger print and face);
- To the vehicle (via a license plate, VIN, colour and trailer no.)
- To the contents (via the weigh bridge, container number and CCTV footage).
I am sure, unless you are requesting a solution for a PORT, that you will not require ALL of the above, but might find some aspects beneficial to your requirement?
In order to fully meet your requirements I need to understand the site needs and your request. Ideally it would be preferred, if you do not mind, if either a local distributor or myself came to see you and the proposed site?
I-Cube has found that most sites, unless it is a green fields development, usually have some existing infrastructure:
- CCTV (which we can integrate or use);
- PC’s & Networks (either for recording or monitoring or just alarms);
- Security Guards (replacing or empowering);
- Booms or turnstiles or gates (which the I-Cube solutions can open or close);
- Access or ID cards;
The integration of the existing security solutions has not been challenging, where protocols are forthcoming!
It is possible that access control solutions are not what you have in mind, but something closer to our casino solutions, where big spenders (sharks) are identified on entry (by LPR / Facial ID) and the casino marketing team are informed (via SMS / E-mail / video direct to a PDA) of the ID & key requirements of each VIP?
Would you mind telling me how you found I-Cube, so I can track my marketing efforts?
If you would prefer to work via phone and e-mail rather than a site visit, that is perfectly acceptable, give me a call on 031 764 3077 or 082 562 8225 or if possible send me pictures of the site?
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you.
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License Plate Recognition for a wide range of applications including Parking, Access Control, Logging all vehicles & alarm when Wanted Vehicles detected.
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