AVUTEC’s Drive off Prevention System (DPS) is an ANPR solution that prevents fuel theft at petrol stations. With the use of one or more cameras, number plates that enter the petrol station are read and compared to a blacklist of previous drive offs. In case a match is found, the DPS tablet at the POS terminal warns the cashier to block the fuel pump. As a result, the Drive off Prevention Systems decreases loss of revenue of a petrol station.
This is how the Drive off Prevention System works
The Drive off Prevention System works seamlessly with the ANPR camera the Gatekeeper, but it can also connect to an existing camera system with an overview of the fuel pumps. It accepts input from both analog and IP cameras and comes with a DPS tablet that offers a live video feed of the vehicles and number plate information.
The system recognizes number plates of all incoming vehicles and instantly compares them to the European drive off registry. As soon as a match is found, the DPS tablet warns the cashier to act. By blocking the pump, the drive off is prevented.
In case a vehicle that hasn’t been registered in the drive off registry commits fuel theft, the number plate can be entered in the Drive off Prevention System. Loss amount, images and details (for instance a description of the driver) can be added to the system to alert all connected petrol stations the moment this number plate enters their area.
The benefits of the Drive off Prevention System
Connects to all camera systems
DPS works well with the Gatekeeper, but can also connect to existing camera systems with IP or analog cameras
European drive off registry
The connection to the European drive off registry ensures that vehicles who have previously committed a drive off are recognized immediately
Tablet with live video feed
The Drive off Prevention System comes with a tablet that gives an alarm as soon as a registered drive off enters the scope of a camera
A personalized management website offers the option to record new drive offs, but also shows graphs of regular customers and peak hours
The DPS subscription
The Drive off Prevention System consists of:
– The DPS hardware
– A DPS subscription
– A license for CortexFramework
– Maintenance and updates for CortexFramework and the ANPR software
A server and one or more tablets that are placed at the checkout form the hardware of the Drive off Prevention System. The tablet warns the cashier in case a drive off match is found by giving an alarm.
The DPS subscription provides the blacklist of the European drive off registry and gives access to a personalized management website. At this website it is possible to register new drive offs along with the loss amount, media of the vehicle and number plate and comments from the cashier. In addition, the management website of the Drive off Prevention System shows graphs of regular customers and peak hours.
The maintenance and updates for both CortexFramework and the enclosed ANPR software ensure that the Drive off Prevention System works flawlessly at all times.
Customer reviews on the Drive off Prevention system
“The DPS is very helpful to prevent drive offs. But it also very useful when a regular customer pays for a purchase in the shop and forgets to pay for the fuel. In this case it doesn’t feel right to involve a collection agency. However, if we enter the number plate of this customer in the DPS system, we get a notification as soon as the customer returns. We can then kindly inform the client about the outstanding amount of a previous visit and solve the problem immediately. This makes the Drive off Prevention System a multifunctional system!”
“Thanks to DPS we no longer have to question ourselves when we suspect that a vehicle might drive off without paying, ANPR provides the answer.”
“The Drive off Prevention System is a wonderful instrument to prevent drive offs. Use the system in the proper manner and your drive offs will go down dramatically. Our cashiers are challenged to block the pump as soon as a drive off match has been made or the second the alarm gives a clear signal. Cashiers are more alert, feel safe and our drive offs have decreased. We are happy.”