Innovative Traffic & Law Enforcement

From speed measurement through red light violation detection to finding searched vehicles, organizations in charge of traffic & law enforcement benefit from automatic license plate recognition technology in many ways. At the core of all these different activities, a versatile, integration-ready ANPR/ALPR software like Carmen® can provide the data and the intelligence.

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Carmen® ANPR/ALPR Results for Traffic and Law Enforcement

Enhanced Safety and Security through Traffic Control

To effectively enforce traffic laws, you will need backup in the form of a fast and reliable license plate reader that measures speed, records infringements, and can communicate with databases simultaneously.
In its fully implementable SDK, plug’n’play software, or cloud-based versions, Carmen® instantly returns data from pictures or videos such as license plate, country, type, time and date of the event, GPS coordinates, and more. All this with a recognition rate of over 99%.

Adding the optional Make and Model Recognition or automatic dangerous goods recognition (ADR/E-ADR, IMO) engines, busting license plate fraudsters, monitoring and diverting trucks with hazmat trailers, and creating detailed statistics for traffic planning become possible.

Practical Uses of CARMEN® in Enforcement

Projects You Can Build on ANPR/ALPR Technology:

  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Spotting stolen vehicles
  • Red light violation detection
  • Speed measurement
  • Average speed measurement
  • Blacklisting (alarm when a searched car appears)
  • Guiding cars to different paths to avoid traffic jams
  • Recording all passing vehicles from moving police cars
  • Spotting stolen vehicles from moving patrol car
  • Diverting truck traffic away from city center
  • Tracking cars (fight against crime)
  • Tracking cars to foresee traffic jams
  • Smart city (vehicle monitoring)

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Highlights for Integrators

Why Opt for Carmen® in Your Traffic & Law Enforcement Project

Database-Ready Results

Carmen® provides a wide variety of data from license plates and nationality to color, make, model, and vehicle category, giving you plenty of options to compare the extracted data with law enforcement databases.

Camera Agnostic

Whether it’s the on-premise, the plug’n’play, or the cloud version, our ANPR software is fully compatible with any CCTV/IP/ANPR/LPR camera. We also provide a stable direct stream-to-ANPR/LPR service.

Powerful MMR

Equip your system with the continuously developed optional make, model, category, and color recognition (MMR) engine to confidently recognize 230+ vehicle makes, 1700+ different models in 9 regions of the world.

Worldwide Plate Coverage

There is no hiding from the watchful sight of Carmen®: it handles 36,000+ license plate types from over 160 countries of the world.

Fraud Detection

With the combined powers of Carmen® ANPR and Carmen® MMR, your system will instantly spot even more obscure crimes like license plate theft and insurance fraud.

ADR & IMO Recognition Support

Adding the ADR & IMO recognition engines to the mix, third-party systems receive alerts of trucks carrying hazardous materials in time to allow or restrict entry or road usage.

Choose Your Carmen®

The table below helps you decide which version of Carmen® best fits your project.


Carmen® FreeFlow

Ideal for those who want to integrate Carmen® into an existing system. This engine provides the near-instant analysis of still images, ADR, IMO, and MMR, plus worldwide recognition of over 36,000+ license plates.


Carmen® GO

The plug’n’play version of Carmen® with a straightforward interface and the option to acquire ANPR-ready images from a video stream. Comes with worldwide recognition of license plates and MMR.


ANPR Cloud

An entirely cloud-based solution for recognizing and analyzing still images, MMR, and ADR. No integration or installation is required, which makes it ideal for projects on a smaller scale.

1 BMP, JPEG, PNG, still image from memory

2 ASF (MPEG4), AVI (H.264), MJPEG, MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264)

3 On PCs with Windows/Linux OS

4 AWS cloud-based software-as-a-service

5 ANPR = Automatic Number Plate Recognition; ADR = Automatic Dangerous Goods Recognition; IMDG = International Maritime Dangerous Goods; MMR = Make & Model + Color Recognition

6 SDK = software development kit; SaaS = cloud-based software-as-a-service; on-premise service = plug’n’play software with ready-to-use interface

7 Four updates per year for every regional engine based on a quarterly system

8 Single, dual, and quad licenses. The more the licenses, the more pictures are processed at the same time

9 For more detailed information, see our dedicated video.

10 Runs on Android OS, currently in Beta. Available on Google Play for FREE. (Coming soon!)

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