The Gatekeeper is AVUTEC’s embedded ANPR camera, it has an internal ANPR engine to analyze images for number plate recognition. This unique and powerful all-in-one device contains the latest technology in sensors, LED illumination and embedded processing units. Through seamless integration of AVUTEC’s expertise in hardware, software and intelligent system integration, the Gatekeeper pushes edge computing to the limit.
The Gatekeeper is made to excel
A main distinctive value of the Gatekeeper relies on the fact that it includes ANPR embedded software, manufactured by in-house computer vision engineers. Since AVUTEC is dedicated to achieving nothing less than perfection, this embedded ANPR camera has been designed and built to excel, offering maximum accuracy and convenience to end users.
The Gatekeeper can flawlessly read number plates at close range as well as at a distance up to 25 meters. In addition, the Gatekeeper has infinite possibilities to integrate with third party systems, such as automated carwash systems, parking management systems, security systems and many others.
The Gatekeeper at a glance
Powerful all-in-one device
The Gatekeeper contains a powerful ANPR engine, no extra processing units are necessary
This embedded ANPR camera contains both an IR sensitive sensor and a context color camera
The integrated junction box at the back of the Gatekeeper makes sure the camera is easy to install, solid and vandal proof
The Gatekeeper comes in two models, both have internal motorized zoom lenses. They cover distances from 2 to 25 meters
This user-friendly graphical environment is used to configure and monitor the Gatekeeper
This embedded ANPR camera integrates with third party systems such as automated carwash systems, parking management systems and security systems
Facts about the Gatekeeper
- The Gatekeeper contains both an ANPR (IR) sensor and a context camera.
- The large viewing angle of 40˚, combined with the internal motorized zoom lens, makes the position of the Gatekeeper infinitely flexible.
- Due to the internal IR LED illumination, this embedded ANPR camera reads number plates in both low light conditions and the dark.
- The daylight filter decreases sensitivity to direct sunlight and headlight disturbances.
- The Gatekeeper has IP66/67 rating. Due to the wide operational temperature range of -18˚C to +45˚C, the Gatekeeper can function in every outdoor application and industrial harsh environments.
- The Gatekeeper is a plug and play IoT device (PoE+, IEEE802.3at) that just needs a single cable for both electricity and internet.
- An integrated junction box at the back of the embedded ANPR camera makes sure the sensor is easy to install, solid and vandal proof.
- The Gatekeeper has configurable outputs and includes a Wiegand interface.
- Maintenance costs and response time are minimized because of the fully remote configuration and monitoring, made easy by CortexClient.
The Gatekeeper comes in two models
The Gatekeeper is available in two identical models: the GK410 and the GK1250. The difference between these two embedded ANPR cameras are the distinct motorized zoom lenses. The GK410 is optimized to read number plates within 2 to 6 meters, while the GK1250 is suitable to read number plates within a 6 to 25 meters distance. The choice between these two models is based on the distance of the required ANPR.
The great advantage of both Gatekeeper models is that they do not have to be placed right next to a gate or road. They can also be mounted on a more distant wall or a post. This makes the Gatekeeper the most flexible ANPR camera ever offered.
CortexFramework, the foundation every AVUTEC product, is a modular platform for building personalized ANPR solutions. By establishing a personalized configuration, ANPR events can trigger actions and alarms across any integrated system. Next to working seamlessly with the Gatekeeper, CortexFramework also offers the option to use the Gatekeeper for other computer vision analysis applications besides ANPR.
CortexFramework is based on open standards and has well documented API’s. The use of open standards ensures that third parties can integrate CortexFramework in their application.
The Gatekeeper is remotely configured with CortexClient. This visual environment for designing personalized ANPR solutions is intuitive and user-friendly, with a few clicks complex behavior is implemented by using the available building blocks (Axons). Each Axon gives live performance information and provides its own settings to perfect the sharpness and clarity of the view.
In addition, CortexClient is also used to monitor the embedded ANPR camera. The images of both the IR sensitive sensor and a context color camera can be viewed in this visual environment.
The Gatekeeper as an AI device
The hardware of the Gatekeeper is designed to work seamlessly with CortexFramework. Being equipped with the processing power to execute AVUTEC’s analysis algorithms to recognize number plates, the Gatekeeper can handle any deep learning algorithm. Therefore, this embedded camera cannot only be used for ANPR but for all image content analysis purposes.
For specific deep learning requirements, AVUTEC offers deep learning consultancy. AVUTEC can develop specialized video content analysis and image classification or detection for all purposes.
The Gatekeeper triggers actions based on number plates. Next to interfacing with access controllers, SQL databases and video management systems, this embedded ANPR camera can now also handle financial transactions. By integrating secure payment software into the Gatekeeper, the camera is able to make automated payments on behalf of the car owner.