BURJ KHALIFA’S PEACE OF MIND: ITS VEHICLE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
In a city of almost 16 million yearly visitors, security is of utmost importance.
One pillar of Dubai’s peace of mind is the way how the safety of both local residents and foreign visitors is ensured. Hotels, for example, keep track of each vehicle entering or exiting the premises – using Carmen® Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). All the important landmarks like hotels, including Burj Khalifa or Burj Al Arab, but also malls and leisure lands are connected with the authorities, such as SIRA (Security Industry Regulatory Agency), to communicate the well-being of the society.
BRIEFLY ABOUT ANPR
As mentioned, keeping records of every vehicle is implemented by ANPR. In practice, this is a combination of hardware and software; including FreewayCAM, a traffic camera designed especially for ANPR purposes and Carmen®, the industry leader license plate recognition engine that supports all Arabian plates amongst the 30,000+ known plate types worldwide.
ANPR is a complex technology, but the whole access control process happens in a blink of an eye. First, the camera captures high-quality images of the vehicle. These images are automatically sent to the server where the ANPR algorithm starts processing them. The analytics begins of identifying the license plates on the images. Once those are located, the software looks for characters, digitalizes them, and also identifies the nationality of the vehicle – based on the number plate structure.
BENEFITS OF ANPR IN VEHICLE ACCESS CONTROL
Vehicle access control systems offer a long list of benefits, but with license plate data, the system brings an extra advantage. Using the ANPR information, the clients and authorities take a step forward to ensure the well-being of Dubai’s public. Some use cases are:
Actually, in Dubai, Carmen® ANPR is used not just in the hospitality sector, but almost all over the city – in several SIRA-approved vehicle access control systems, such as Dubai Mall and Dubai Airport as well. Learn more about the mentioned products: