ANPR Enforcement

ANPR operates in a similar way to CCTV, where cameras (usually positioned at entry/exit points on a site) capture number plates of all vehicles as they enter/exit the car park. The evidence captured by the ANPR camera is then combined with vehicle behaviour within the car park to create an accurate picture of car park usage and issue a parking charge to those breaking the rules.

The accuracy and effectiveness of ANPR enforcement have made it a ‘go-to’ service for efficient car park management.

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Our ANPR solutions

ANPR can be applied to a site in several ways, offering a wealth of services that can streamline use and provide a better parking experience for visitors.

How can ANPR transform a car park?

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) can empower your parking estate by enabling new payment methods, bolstering existing services, and driving greater cost and time efficiencies. We’ve highlighted just some of the ways we’ve helped sites across the UK.

ANPR Linked Pre-Book

This is an ideal solution if you’re looking to generate new margin-rich revenue streams for your business. ANPR cameras log occupancy levels and promote any unused space to motorists looking for available parking nearby which they pre-book/pre-pay. A great solution for both your local community and you. With dynamic pricing to optimise return and the option to issue non-compliant parkers with a parking charge, it’s the best of both worlds.

ANPR Linked Pre-Pay

The ultimate free-flow cashless solution, we keep motorists returning to your site with this innovative solution – visitors register their details once online and simply drive in/out. Behind the scenes, ANPR technology matches vehicles who’ve paid and on exit confirms payment via SMS, which is automatically deducted for their stay. This solution delivers the ultimate customer experience and increases repeat visits by up to 15%.


If you’re experiencing issues with unauthorised vehicles, that can really impact your business. From customer complaints driven by a lack of available space to loss of revenue from paid parking, managing these issues can be painful. ANPR can track who’s on-site, whether they’re permitted to park and if payment has been made. Anyone found breaking your rules will receive a parking charge and allow staff to get back to their day job.

ANPR with onsite payments

This option requires minimal effort for the driver who simply pays-on-exit. No need for the traditional sticky P&D tickets either or the subsequent struggle to remove the gluey residue as ANPR integrated Kiosks don’t issue physical tickets. Instead they rely on powerful camera technology to log entry/exit times, along with what’s been paid. Modern kiosks now come with 19” touchscreens, barcode scanners for promotional codes, a range of payment options and provide change.

ANPR terminals

A great free-flow solution which captures vehicle data on entry without the need for barriers or payments-on-site. Cameras simply transmit data to terminals inside the building where visitors can register to receive discounted or exempt parking. If you’re suffering from abuse by unwanted vehicles, this is a perfect solution as this ensures only genuine customers benefit from your site with those not registered being issued with a parking charge as a very effective deterrent.

ANPR linked barriers

Barriers are a more traditional means to stop people entering/exiting your site. If they’re already in situ they can be integrated with ANPR technology. This enable you to log registration plates and automate the rise/fall of the barrier alongside payment due based on duration of stay. This can help sustain their lifespan and your investment.

Barrier Solutions


There are many reasons to implement ANPR on your site. These include:

  • Fully automated solution with zero admin
  • A super-accurate and highly effective deterrent against parking abuse
  • 24/7 solution with 99% uptime
  • Completely virtual and paperless
  • Easily maintained, 75% of faults can be fixed remotely
  • Ideal for sites with 20+ spaces
  • Can remove the need for manned attendants or barriers on site making them highly cost efficient
  • Can integrate with existing terminals for discrete use
  • Integrates with other services to enhance the parking experience
  • Can be supplied as a mobile unit for sites without power

To find out more about ANPR please get in touch using the form below.

Explore FAQ's on Automatic Number Plate Recognition

  • Does Parkingeye monitor my ANPR solution to make sure it's working?

    Yes, we do. Our internal automated network and application monitoring systems constantly check over 2,000 areas of our system, providing real-time alerting of every aspect of the platform to keep you covered. We supplement this with external third party monitoring, which provides a failover and alerting should a major event occur.

  • How much does it cost to install ANPR technology?

    Installation, management, and ongoing maintenance can be completely free of charge. However, this is very much dependant on your car park which is why we send our expert sales team out to review your site to ensure our ANPR solution is a good fit for both you and Parkingeye.

  • What is ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition)?

    ANPR stands for Automatic Number Plate Recognition. It is a technology for reading vehicle number plates without human intervention, delivered using cameras and character recognition. ParkingEye is the market leading provider of ANPR on private land and utilises the latest in ANPR technology to provide a reliable and effective automatic parking management solution. Our solution comprises of dedicated ANPR cameras, image processing servers, wireless communication devices and connectivity technologies such as ADSL and 3G.

  • Do Parkingeye's ANPR systems work all year round?

    Absolutely. Parkingeye’s ANPR solution is available 24/7, 365 days a year. To ensure that any downtime is minimised, all on-site equipment is pro-actively monitored, including remote diagnostics capability and with the ability to schedule remedial work required immediately. So much so, that in the rare occasions we do find an issue, we’ve fixed it before clients have even noticed.

  • How do you differentiate between a genuine customer and a non-customer?

    We start by understanding your business, your challenges and your customers/genuine users before we do anything to ensure we present the right solution from our large inter-changeable portfolio.Every solution is bespoke, whether your site suits an in-store terminal to determine who’s spent money with you or would benefit from a pre-booking facility which matches vehicles on entry. Talk to us about your concerns, let’s go from there.

  • What types of business or car park is ANPR suitable for?

    Whether you have a 25-space surface car park or manage a complex estate with sites spread across multiple locations, our solutions can be tailored to suit the way you operate and easy to integrate with other systems. Our specialist team support thousands of businesses across the UK, from small businesses right through to some of the largest brands in the UK, including 3 of the UK’s largest supermarkets. We’re here to help you too, even if you’re simply looking for advice.

  • What happens if one of my customers receives a parking charge notice?

    There’s nothing more important than reputation. We work closely with clients to understand who’s using their car park and what constitutes a ‘genuine’ user to create a solution to suit your operation perfectly. Prior to issuing any Parking Charge or Warning Notice, we conduct a 21-step audit which gives us an 82% ‘upheld’ rate at the Independent Appeals Service’s (POPLA) giving us the best record of the major operators. In rare instances where a customer is issued with a PCN, it should never be a battle to request a cancellation, although we’ll always offer advice on setting precedents for certain scenarios.

  • What other solutions does Parkingeye's ANPR integrate with?

    We’ve worked on and managed thousands of car parks, and no two are the same. That’s why, in addition to ANPR, we work hard to provide all of the flexible parking solutions and functionality to meet whatever needs you may have, including payment machines, handheld devices, pre-payment apps, real-time diagnostics, permit management systems, barriers and much, much more.

See how we can make your car park management easy

Whatever problems you’re having with your car park, whether it’s a design fault, issues with abuse or a loss of revenue, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us; we’d be more than happy to chat with a potential client, regardless of the sector that they’re in.

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