PlateSmart, a Platinum Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, recently enhanced their relationship with Milestone Systems video management software (VMS), by earning designation as a Milestone Gold Partner classification.
Milestone Systems, also a recognized winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is a leading provider of open platform video management software; which enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide.
“As a Milestone Gold Partner, PlateSmart’s integrated solution has been verified in its design, installation and configuration,” explained Mike Budz, director of sales, PlateSmart.
“With this relationship, PlateSmart and Milestone will be able to work even more closely together to deliver complete and customized security solutions.”
The PlateSmart ARES® automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution, which is camera-agnostic and software-only, integrates seamlessly with the Milestone XProtect® VMS, allowing ARES to trigger actions within XProtect, such as alerts, emails — even physical alarms.
(Learn More about how PlateSmart’s groundbreaking Automatic License Plate Recognition ALPR technology benefits the XProtect VMS by Milestone Systems! Courtesy of PlateSmart and YouTube.)
“If ARES detects a vehicle that the user has placed on a ‘hot list,’ meaning it’s not supposed to be on the property, it can trigger any number of actions in XProtect,” Budz added.
“For instance, an alarm might sound in a security office, or a red light might be activated so that a security officer can talk to the driver before allowing the vehicle to enter.”
Budz explained that a hot list could contain license plates associated with former employees, troublesome patrons or known thieves.
For educational institutions, it might reference vehicles driven by suspended or expelled students.
When integrated with Milestone XProtect across multiple locations, such as retail outlets, the ALPR can even be used to combat organized crime.
“If a vehicle on a hot list is detected on one property, an alert can go out to other locations so they can be on the lookout for that vehicle,” said Budz.
“They can even notify local law enforcement so they can be ready to make an arrest.”
Speaking of which, law enforcement can enhance their investigative efforts via PlateSmart and Milestone.
When used as part of city-wide surveillance, local law enforcement agencies can create their own hot lists of vehicles associated with recent crimes, outstanding warrants, AMBER Alerts, BOLOs, etc.
When alerted of a hit, police can be dispatched to the area in which the vehicle was seen.
(See ‘real life experiences’ of Patrol Officer Kevin Klein, of the Clearwater Police Department, in Clearwater, FL, using the ARES Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) software from PlateSmart Technologies. Courtesy of PlateSmart and YouTube.)
“The addition of PlateSmart as a Gold Partner in the Milestone Technology Partner Program enables alignment on go-to-market activities and other strategic initiatives,” said Jeremy Scott, strategic alliances program manager, Americas, at Milestone Systems.
“Being a Gold Partner shows PlateSmart’s commitment to collaboration and the Milestone innovation community, supported by PlateSmart’s verified video analytics integration to Milestone XProtect VMS.”
Unlike some competitive ALPR solutions, PlateSmart never has access to the license plate data.
It is owned by the end user and subject to their usage and retention policies as well as local, state and federal laws.
For more information about how PlateSmart and Milestone work together to provide a complete perimeter security solution, visit the Milestone Marketplace at http://bit.ly/PlateSmartMilestone.
PlateSmart Technologies Takes Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best License Plate Recognition System
ARES ALPR-based Video Analytics
*PlateSmart is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
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