UK Car Registrations

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UK Car Registrations

Post by wirefly » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:16 pm

Hi,


I've been using Zoneminder for a long time now, what is the best way to get my modifications into zoneminder?

The largest modification I have to the code is to scan the image for a UK registration plate from a vehicle, this is then stored with the alarm event. I have spent several months perfecting this now and I feel its ready for you all to play with.

How should I pack my modifications for you people to use?

Thanks

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Post by Flav » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:19 pm

very good job
May be a zip files and a Wiki documentation

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Post by cordel » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:56 pm

Patch form is usually the best. Just in case Phil wants to add it to the trunk.

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Post by coke » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:06 pm

While you're at it, are UK and US plates different enough (hell, ours change by state or what baseball team you like) that it'll only work on UK plates?

That'd be a great mod if it works, especially since I just installed cameras on all of our garage doors.

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Post by wirefly » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:13 pm

I've no vehicles outside of the UK to test with :) Although a donation of a 1959 cadillac wouldn't go amiss :lol:

Its used now to "clock in" and "clock out" vehicles at a gatehouse.

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Post by cordel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:10 am

What OCR did you use or is this something completely custom?
If it's OCR based, mostly you just have to match the fonts correct?

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Post by johnnytolengo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Can you share the script with us?

Thanks.

JT.

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Post by wirefly » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:05 pm

I'm preparing to make a diff and create a package which can be applied and putting some documentation together on my wiki.

Will be up and ready by the weekend!

Thanks!
:)

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Post by kingofkya » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:11 pm

wow this will be great thanks for the effort.

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Post by coke » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:43 pm

Ditto on the kudos, can't wait to see if I can tweak it to do US plates.

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Post by kp4djt » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:18 pm

What is the status on this? I am getting a lot of request for capturing plates, I would like to setup something and be able to show it. My other option is a very fast megapixel cam with IR flash to get good images of plates.
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Post by kingofkya » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:16 am

I sent him a pm earlier he just busy and hasen't had time.

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Post by kp4djt » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:41 am

I wonder how this will work with US plates, some of them like the ones we have here in FL have something right in the middle of the plate, so it makes for interesting viewing, I have got to see if the plate can be illuminated such that only the tag number is visible, if not the big orange in the middle of a FL plate is a PITA. [/img]
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Post by kingofkya » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:54 am

The bigest thing thats gona stop it for working is uk plates are made to work with this kinda of stuff. US plates are not

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Post by kp4djt » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:05 am

Yes. I just set up a plate and illuminated it with IR, lost all of the lettering, so that means that the tag is set up as a big reflector for LIDAR... there has to be some wave length that will give me a good reading, they are installing tag readers on the turnpikes around here.
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