License Plate Recognition


What is License Plate Recognition ("LPR")

License plate recognition technology captures and reads a vehicle license plate to confirm that the vehicle is registered and has permission to park on campus. Vehicle license plates must be unobstructed, affixed to the bumper, and displayed in view from the driving aisle of a parking space.  
Starting Fall of 2019, we will begin to use a license plate recognition ("LPR") software for parking enforcement and data on parking space utilization.  With LPR, Parking Services trained staff can enforce vehicles more efficiently. The cameras are installed on the front corners of the roof that scan the license plates of parked vehicles. Once a plate is scanned and read by the software, the information is sent to the secured parking database for validation. This happens instantaneously, allowing the enforcement officers to cover the entire campus multiple times per day.