QuickClip: License Plate Recognition Analytic

License plate recognition (LPR), or as it is known outside of North America, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), is most noted for its use in toll gates and toll roads. A car drives past a camera, which captures the license plate number on video, and an LPR analytic uses some form of optical character recognition (OCR) to grab the license plate number and store it as text data. The license plate number is then stored in a database or is immediately sent to a billing system. This system looks up the registered owner of the car and sends them a bill in the mail for a toll violation or charges their account for the toll in an electric toll collection (ETC) system.

10 Ways to Climb a Sales Mountain | Lesson #5: Bring the right equipment for Base Camp II

Our series with Paul Boucherle, principal at Matterhorn Consulting LLC., aka the Swiss Sherpa, continues here with part 5! Paul will be providing lessons to help system integrators climb their sales mountains. If you missed Lesson #4: Check the weather conditions, you can read it here.

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10 ways to climb sales mountain base camp

Lesson #5: Bring the right equipment for Base Camp II.

The weather forecast has been carefully analyzed. You have confidence that the window of opportunity for advancing your business solution is good to go. You have consulted with knowledgeable Sherpas who are going to guide your ascent to Base Camp II. This is a critical phase in making it to your summit. What could possibly go wrong?

Using Video Intelligence To Change The Game

Over a week has passed since the horrific bombings in Boston and our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all the victims and their families. What an incredible job by law enforcement and investigators to quickly apprehend the suspects. It was reported that their ability to quickly provide images and video of the alleged terrorists was instrumental to their rapid success. Now the next phase of the investigation, finding out what led to this and who else may be involved, will be a more extensive and resource-intensive endeavor.

Retailers, Visiting RILA? Learn How To Create That “Wow!” Shopping Experience

Creating a great shopping experience

Fond memories of my best-ever in-store shopping experience: store staff came outside to greet and hand out free cosmetic samples to those of us waiting in line to get in. As we entered the store, staff lined up on both sides of the aisle and applauded us as we entered. Finally, champagne & hors d’oeuvres were offered to us while we shopped. True story. A great shopping experience can be so exhilarating! Imagine your ideal in-store scenario: the merchandise you want is right where you can easily find it. A genuinely caring salesperson is available to you as soon as you are ready. They make you feel special and like you are getting a great deal.

Expo Seguridad Mexico 2013: 3VR's 5th Anniversary at the Show

Expo Seguridad 2013

This year, Expo Seguridad Mexico will be held a Centro Banamex in Mexico City from April 23-25, 2013. 3VR is proud to be participating for our 5th year at the largest and leading event of its kind in Mexico and Latin America! Considering 3VR’s substantial Latin American contingent and the expected growth of spending on security measures, we are excited to be able to attend this show.

International Tourism Safety in a Post-9/11 World

Tourist crowd

After graduating from college, my best friend and I ventured to Europe for a few weeks to celebrate our accomplishments and to have some fun before coming home to enter the "real" working world. Of course, our parents expressed their concerns before our trip: their daughters, by themselves, across the Atlantic on a different continent? Which parent wouldn't worry?

That trip was an eye-opening, memorable experience which changed my perspective of people and places. However, I would not have felt free to observe, enjoy and learn from my surroundings had I been constantly worried about our safety and well-being in a foreign country. The freedom to travel and experience the world is a result of security measures that contribute to a secure and safe environment.

Day 2 ISC West: Thanks for Stopping By 3VR’s Happy Hour – Congrats to GoPro Hero3 Winners!

3VR Cocktail Hour

If you were at the 3VR booth (#26057) yesterday between 3 and 5 p.m., you might have been one of the many security folks who sported a pair of 3VR VisionPoint™ sunglasses. Or, if you just happened to pop by, it may look like a hipster Blues Brothers party with people in neon orange and black shades. The 3VR booth was packed as 3VR partners, staff and industry peers joined us for our Happy Hour and knocked back a couple of beers. Of course, many were there because we were giving away 2 GoPro Hero3 cameras to 2 lucky Happy Hour participants in our orange shades.

The Other ISC West: Celebrity Mix, Megapixel Man Showdown, Uncle Sam on Stilts

3VR at ISC West 2013

The 3VR crew is live in Vegas – and wow, they don’t call ISC West the biggest security show for nothing! Day 1 – the showfloor at The Sands Expo and our 3VR booth (26057) were packed with security folks from all over the world. Everywhere you turned, there were treats for attendees. An Uncle Sam on stilts, your regular exotic booth babes, dozens of giveaways, and of course, free booze (it’s a security tradeshow, people!). But I have to say my personal favorites are 3VR’s Celebrity Mix and the Megapixel Man showdown between Arecont Vision's Jason Schimpf and IQinVision’s Mat Jenkins.

VMS, Cloud, Mobile – New Security Tech Offerings For Security Users

ISC West 2013 Las Vegas

For most of the year, security manufacturers hide away in their offices mulling over the viability of the hottest security trends and the resulting long list of product feature requests. Come next week, colleagues, we will have a fabulous opportunity to witness what industry peers (and competitors – oh, come on now) have been working on. At ISC West in Vegas!