Security cameras systems are made up of different types of specialty cameras, depending on what you need to monitor. Some customers need the ability to capture license plates. We have just the camera for that the TagShot IP or the TagShot TVI License Plate Camera.
The TagShot IP is a 5-50mm motorized lens semi-auto focus lens. It comes with a built-in PoE interface and is also 12V DC compatible. One of the features that the TagShot IP can be configured for motion detection and can be set up with a privacy mask if there is something you do not want to monitor. The Tag Shot IP combines 5 SR-LED’s for wide-angle illumination (square LED’s), and 25 Five degrees LED’s for long-range lighting.
The TagShot TVI has a 5-50mm varifocal (manually adjustable) lens to fine-tune the zoom so that the license plates are large and crystal clear. The Tag Shot TVI operates on 12V DC and sips power at less than 5 watts (410mA). The Tag Shot IV combines 5 SR-LED’s for wide-angle illumination (square LED’s), and 25 Five degrees LED for long-range lighting.
The height and angle of the camera placement is crucial in getting good, reliable pictures of license tags. The same rule applies to all tag capture cameras: no more than 30-35 degrees above or to the side of passing vehicles. Having the license plate in view for the longest time frame increases the number of frames of video that you will capture.