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PLACA.AI is a specialized software that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and process vehicle license plate numbers. With more and more cars on the road everyday, license plate recognition (LPR) technology grows in demand, especially for the purpose of parking enforcement.,plate%20numbers%20into%20their%20devices.

What is LPR Parking Enforcement Technology?

PLACA.AI is an example of license plate recognition parking enforcement technology, or also known as LPR parking technology. This technology allows parking enforcement officers to scan license plate numbers quickly and more accurately. When connected to a cloud-based parking enforcement system, like PLACA.AI, the data is processed immediately. It can identify whether a parked car is authorized to park in that area via a payment, permit, or other registration. PLACA.AI enables officers to scan hundreds of vehicles in a short amount of time and removes the need for officers to manually input license plate numbers into their devices or look for a physical permit on the vehicle.

How It Works

PLACA.AI is an easy-to-use software that can be adapted to to any size parking lot or garage.

  1. IP cameras equipped with PLACA.AI are mounted on top of of a parking enforcement vehicle which drives past parked cars to scan license plate numbers.
  2. PLACA.AI processes the images while the officer reads the license plates through a tablet that’s logged into the platform.
  3. If a parking violation is detected, the platform will notify the officer to issue a citation.
  4. The officer can add notes, photographic evidence, and print the citation or issue it through the email registered with the license plate.
  5. All data is transmitted in real time through the platform where parking administrators can access reports, manage their operations, and help their customers.


Traditional methods of parking enforcement may involve paid parking meters, looking for a physical parking permit, or manually inputting license plate numbers into a software for verification. As compared to these methods, LPR parking technology is a lot more efficient and saves money in the long-run.

  • The biggest benefit of this technology is that it allows parking enforcement officers to cover more ground in less time, making enforcement better. Having to input plate numbers manually or writing out citations takes up a lot of time which means that officers are not able to work quickly and may miss parking violations, which means less revenue and more parking issues.
  • Another benefit is that it’s more accurate. When using physical parking permits, it’s common for people to pass around permits or even create fake ones. LPR parking technology is more accurate because license plates cannot be easily passed around or faked.
  • Tracks time parked. One issue with traditional parking enforcement methods is that it’s difficult to track how long a vehicle has been parked there, if there is a time restriction. If using a paid meter, the person can keep adding more money into the meter which should be avoided in busy areas where other people may want to park there. Another method is “tire chalking” which is where the officer will put a mark on a vehicle’s tire with chalk and come back after the time limit has expired to determine whether or not the vehicle has overstayed its parking. PLACA enables officers to keep track of how long a vehicle has been parked there automatically.
  • Centralized management. If you have multiple parking lots in various locations, setting up parking systems can be difficult. However, PLACA.AI makes this easy as everything is connected through one centralized online platform. All lots and data are updated in real-time that administrators can access anytime and from any internet-connected device.

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