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INTELLIGENT LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

PULSAR by Utility™ is the AI-powered license plate capturing and alerting solution that strengthens the effectiveness of evidence collection and analysis. As a part of the Utility Universe of Solutions, PULSAR provides a head start on any location or vehicle-based investigation.

UNDERSTAND THE CAPABILITIES BEHIND PULSAR

Camera License capture is Utility’s newest offering in the line of Automated License Plate Recognition solutions. As a part of the Utility Universe of Solutions, Camera License captured evidence provides a head start on any location or vehicle-based investigation.

Fixed ALPR provides additional boots on the ground that don’t need a break, sleep or take a vacation. This solution is offered at a low cost, less than $9 per day per camera. Get a head start on any location or vehicle-based investigation with our flexible evidence collection device – available both in solar or shore powered. On-Demand live streaming of video for greater situational awareness comes complete with Pulsar ALPR.

PULSAR FEATURES

INSTANT FORCE MULTIPLIER

Each camera acts as an extra set of objective eyes that don’t require breaks, food, or PTO. These tireless devices provide continuous surveillance, ensuring that no detail is missed at any time of the day or night.

THREE UNIQUE DEPLOYMENT TYPES

Choose from three versatile deployment options: Fixed, Mobile, or Portable. Fixed units offer stable, permanent monitoring; mobile units deliver flexibility for various operational needs; and portable units provide quick, on-the-go surveillance solutions.

REAL-TIME CAPTURE, ANALYSIS, AND HOT LIST MATCHING

All PULSAR products offer real-time license plate capture, comprehensive analysis, and instant hot list matching. This ensures immediate identification and alerting for any vehicles of interest.

DETAILED VEHICLE INFORMATION EXTRACTION

PULSAR systems extract detailed information including the license plate number, issuing state, vehicle make, model, color, and type. This granular data enhances the accuracy and depth of vehicle identification.

NATIONAL AND STATE HOT LIST MATCHING

All captured reads are cross-referenced with both national and state vehicle hot lists. This feature ensures comprehensive monitoring and increases the chances of identifying vehicles flagged by any authority.

24/7 QUALITY IMAGE CAPTURE WITH IR

Utilizing infrared technology, PULSAR cameras deliver high-quality image capture both day and night. This ensures 24/7 license plate recognition, regardless of lighting conditions.

FULL INTEGRATION WITH POLARIS

PULSAR systems are fully integrated with POLARIS, allowing seamless access to and sharing of vehicle plate data. This integration streamlines data management and enhances collaborative efforts.

LOCAL HOT LIST MANAGEMENT
AND ALERTING
IN POLARIS

Manage local hot lists and receive alerts directly through POLARIS. This streamlines the process of alert management, making it more efficient and user-friendly.

CASE FILE INTEGRATION

Easily add any PULSAR read to an existing or new case file. This feature supports organized record-keeping and simplifies the process of compiling case evidence.

INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION

Collaborate effortlessly with other in-state agencies by sharing PULSAR vehicle data through POLARIS. This capability expands your investigative reach and fosters cooperative efforts in vehicle tracking.

CUSTOMIZABLE LPR DATA RETENTION POLICY

Tailor your License Plate Recognition (LPR) data retention policy to fit specific operational requirements. This customization ensures compliance with legal standards and internal policies, while optimizing data management.

LPP cameras utilize motion detection technology to capture a snapshot of passing vehicles. The AI engine then analyzes the snapshot and returns the vehicle license plate, issuing state, make, model, color and vehicle type along with a date time stamp and GPS coordinates. 

An LPR system can match license plate reads against NCIC, State and local hotlists. Once a license plate is read, the LPR system will match that license plate against the NCIC, State and local hotlist(s). If a match is found, the system will immediately send an alert to personnel. 

No. License plate reading cameras capture snapshots of passing vehicles based on motion. The cameras do not record video.

LPR cameras can be mounted on patrol vehicles for capturing snapshots of passing vehicles. The cameras can be fix mounted on existing poles or a Utility provided pole. Fixed cameras can be installed at intersections coming into and exiting the city and along strategic roadways within the city.

LPR’s do not capture information about who is driving or riding in a vehicle as that is considered personally identifiable information (PII). LPR cameras only capture the back of vehicles for objective evidence. It is not possible for the LPR cameras to detect race, gender, or provide facial recognition. 

No, they are completely different technologies. An LPR takes a snapshot of the rear license plate and vehicle and extracts the license plate characters using optical character recognition. Facial recognition focuses on the face or faces of people and uses different image databases for identification.  

LPR cameras use motion detection technology for determining when a vehicle passes by the camera, and then wakes up to take snapshots of the passing vehicle. 

All data is encrypted when in transit and at rest when stored in the cloud-based CJIS compliant. LPR data will only be shared with police agencies for investigative purposes and will never be sold to third party businesses. Any personnel will need permissions to access the LPR data and will need to provide a reason before starting each search. 

The LPR data collected is solely owned by the agency who collected it. Utility cannot access the LPR data collected by agencies and will never resell data collected by its clients. 

Each agency can set a data retention period for the LPR data collected. Once the retention period passes, that LPR data is permanently deleted from the platform. This period can be range from 30 days to 365 days. Any LPR assigned to an active case will be omitted from the retention process. 

Using the BOLO feature in Polaris and mobile ALPR trailer, license plates from vehicles associated with rival gang members were entered as BOLOs in Polaris. Deploy the trailer at or around a popular nightclub area in town and whenever one or more of the vehicles pass the mobile trailer law enforcement was notified.

Using the BOLO feature in Polaris and mobile ALPR trailer, license plates from vehicles associated with rival gang members were entered as BOLOs in Polaris. Deploy the trailer at or around a popular nightclub area in town and whenever one or more of the vehicles pass the mobile trailer law enforcement was notified.

PULSAR FIXED FEATURES

INFRASTRUCTURE
FREE OPERATION

Our system operates completely free of traditional infrastructure, utilizing solar or direct power sources and LTE cellular communications from Verizon and AT&T. This ensures reliable performance without the need for extensive wiring or network connections, making it ideal for various environments and locations.

DISCREET PLACEMENT

Featuring a compact camera and solar panel footprint, the system allows for discreet placement. Its unobtrusive design ensures that surveillance can be conducted without drawing attention, maintaining the integrity of monitoring operations.

VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS

Enjoy numerous mounting options that cater to a variety of locations. Whether it’s poles, bridges, or traffic lights, our system can be securely installed in the most strategic and effective positions for optimal coverage.

DUAL-LANE COVERAGE

A single camera is capable of capturing vehicle traffic across two lanes. This dual-lane monitoring maximizes the area covered and enhances the efficiency of traffic and surveillance operations.

QUICK AND TEMPORARY DEPLOYMENTS

Equipped with a rechargeable battery, the system supports quick and temporary deployments in hot spot areas. This flexibility allows for rapid response to emerging needs, ensuring that critical areas are monitored when and where it’s needed most.

PULSAR MOBILE FEATURES

FORCE MULTIPLIER FOR PATROL OFFICERS

Our system acts as a force multiplier, enabling patrol officers to seamlessly collect vehicle and license plate data while continuing to perform their other duties. This integration of technology enhances efficiency and ensures that vital data is captured without disrupting regular patrol activities.

INSTANT VEHICLE CAPTURE ANALYSIS

Captured vehicle data and analysis results are instantly displayed on an in-car tablet or Mobile Data Terminal (MDT). This immediate feedback provides officers with real-time information, enhancing their situational awareness and decision-making capabilities on the go.

REAL-TIME HOT LIST ALERTS

Hotlist alerts are also instantly shown on the in-car tablet or MDT. This real-time alerting system ensures that officers are immediately informed of any vehicles of interest, allowing for quick validation and action to be taken as needed.

VERSATILE CAMERA
SETUP OPTIONS

Equipped with a rechargeable battery, the system supports quick and temporary deployments in hotspot areas. This flexibility allows for rapid response to emerging needs, ensuring that critical areas are monitored when and where it’s needed most.

PULSAR PORTABLE FEATURES

MODULAR PLUG-AND-PLAY DESIGN

Our system boasts a modular plug-and-play design, ensuring compatibility with most existing speed or camera trailers. This ease of integration means that agencies can upgrade their existing infrastructure without the need for extensive modifications or additional equipment.

FORCE
MULTIPLIER

This rapid deployable ALPR (Automatic License Plate Recognition) solution acts as a force multiplier, empowering agencies to monitor hotspots efficiently. Whether deployed for short or long periods, it captures detailed vehicle license plate information, enhancing surveillance and law enforcement capabilities.

LOCAL VEHICLE CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS

Vehicle capture and analysis are performed locally by the system, ensuring quick and accurate processing. The results, along with the vehicle image, are then seamlessly transmitted to POLARIS, providing centralized access to crucial data.

REAL-TIME HOT LIST MATCH ALERTS

Hotlist match alerts are displayed directly in POLARIS, allowing for swift validation and prompt action. This real-time alerting system ensures that no time is wasted in responding to potential threats or persons of interest.

DUAL-LANE MONITORING

The system can be deployed with two ALPR cameras, enabling the capture of vehicle traffic across two lanes in different directions. This dual-lane monitoring capability maximizes coverage and ensures comprehensive surveillance of critical areas.