The OpenALPR Cloud API is a web-based service that analyzes images for license plates as well as vehicle information such as make, model, and color. The Cloud API service is easy to integrate into your application via a web-based REST service. When you send image data to the OpenALPR API, we process that data and return JSON data describing the license plate and vehicle.
FindbyPlate.com is a free resource to search by license plate numbers and report bad drivers. If most cases the website will identify the car and its basic information. If other users have submitted any reports about the car, images, videos, comments or even related websites, you'd be able to see that information. Please use the service at your own risk, we do not warrant the validity of this information, nor we guarantee accuracy of the details.
Use the license plate or car plate recognition and detection API to detect the vehicle number plate in a frame.
License plate recognition involves capturing photographic video or images of license plates, whereby they are processed by a series of algorithms that are able to provide an alpha numeric conversion of the captured license plate images into a text entry.
Plate 'em! Got their license plate? Don't just report bad drivers, plate 'em! When you see a funny license plate, or a funny looking car, plate 'em. Did you see someone loose a hubcap? Plate 'em! Stop yelling out the window at the girls in the car next to you, plate 'em. Anyone following the plate will receive an instant notification via text or email. Don't forget to follow your license plate!
The world has a way in which things work. The law requires that every property owned by an individual has a unique code that identifies it to its owner. The registration of a license or number plate in the vehicle is important as it enables law enforcement agents to perform their duties seamlessly. It also helps in identifying a vehicle in the issuing database.
The License plate recognition API uses the JSON input and the Rest API to achieve its functions. It has several features that work collaboratively. These features include crop photos of registration plates, an optional language code, confidence score, vertices, and timestamps.
The process begins with image acquisition from the camera. Images are usually in different colors red, green, and blue. Due to the possible image distortion that may occur, the image undergoes pre-processing to correct the errors. Then number plate detection resizes the image and converts it to a greyscale image. This process involves the identification of specific features in the number plate. Next is the output of character, character segmentation, and character recognition. In character recognition, the image is translated into meaningful text.
Law Agencies - The law enforcement officers at national, regional, and local levels use the license plate API to ensure that order prevails. They utilize it to track criminals and terrorist groups on the move. The software has a huge database where law enforcers can obtain information that can be used as evidence during an investigation.
Car Park Control Systems - Some locations are restricted for access and are preserved for authorized vehicles. In this case, the license plate recognition API is used to point out the license plate registered to the vehicle that has their car spaces reserved.
Developers - Developers use these APIs as a base to build a website and mobile applications that can be used to perform advanced operations in license registration for vehicles.
There are several of these APIs that are available as freemiums including License Plate Search, VicRoads Registration Check, OpenALPR and License Plate Recognition. The APIs that are available for free include License Plate Recognition-Platebber and Been plated API.
All License Plate Recognition APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
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