Panasonic and AVUTEC introduce the integration of the network recorders from the NX-Series and the Gatekeeper AI camera, offering a complete smart surveillance solution. In access control and mobility solutions the choice for license plate recognition (ANPR) is often made. It offers convenience for end users and a reliable technology for parking and traffic management. In this complete videosurveillance solution, the recordings of the NX-series include alarm notifications based on license plate readings generated by the Gatekeeper. The alarm notifications ease the search for a particular event and facilitate AI based surveillance.

In the integration trajectory Panasonic and AVUTEC specialists worked together to develop a plugin to integrate their techniques. The integration extends the functionality of the Panasonic network recorders, WJ-NX200/300/400, with alarm notifications based on license plate recognition, generated by the AVUTEC Gatekeeper.

The Plugin

Recognition of a license plate will generate an alarm. A list of alarms is maintained within the recorder to ease the search for events and recognitions, displayed by the Panasonic client.

Both the Gatekeeper and the Panasonic NX network recorders support the ONVIF protocol, making installation easy. The integration of the two technologies leads to a surplus for both systems.

Panasonic network recorders

The network recorders from the Panasonic NX-series are frequently used and form a well known videosurveillance system. An NX network recorder is robust and comes with an integrated graphical user interface. Next to viewing and recording, the devices feature alarm functions and searching. The GUI offers an environment to monitor and manage video streams. The recorders blend simplicity of use and the benefits of IP-based video surveillance in a single device.

AVUTEC: ANPR and more

With more than 10 years of experience in AI based license plate recognition, AVUTEC has developed their technology to the highest class. The Gatekeeper, AVUTEC’s ANPR camera, combines their expertise in hardware and software in a multi functional device. The Gatekeeper-X takes embedded AI to the next level, adding people detection, object tracking, pose estimation and even face mask detection to it’s core functionality. All AVUTEC sensor systems perform embedded image analysis and are designed to be integrated with other systems.

A sneak preview

Intelligence is becoming the new norm. It brings convenience and offers many new features and possibilities. By joining strengths, Panasonic and AVUTEC developed a plugin that adds license plate recognition and alarm notifications to the network recorder. The plugin ensures, that customers and their businesses are able to achieve maximum benefit from their videosurveillance solution. A glimpse in the nearby future tells us the next step in this integration project makes a variety of detection algorithms available for all NX recorders.

Read more about the integration plugin, find a detailed instruction for set up and configuration at our partner portal or contact our sales department at [email protected] and +31 88 2444 010.