Many countries now use automated license plate recognition systems to improve road safety and national security. Companies are not left behind either, as these systems are now very common in many organizations.
While many groups embrace and support the use of ALPR systems in the workplace, some groups totally oppose and criticize that, citing various issues, including privacy concerns. Does your organization have one? If yes, what’s your take on the use of these systems in the workplace?
In my opinion, I think it is a good idea and in fact, all organizations should invest in automated license plate registration systems. Here is why:
1. ALPR Systems Make the Work of the Security Guys in Organizations Easier
Automated license plate recognition systems eliminate the tedious process of manually recording plate numbers of employees’ vehicles every day as they drive into the workplace. The systems automatically capture the details of each vehicle as it passes through the gate, making the work of the organization’s security or traffic department easier.
2. ALPR Systems Help Organizations Implement their Own Traffic Policies Better
Many organizations have their own traffic policies that are mostly implemented by the relevant departments. I am sure you have seen different speed limit signs when you drive into the parking lot of various organizations. Haven’t you? Many signs say 15 miles or per hour.
For employees of those organizations, obeying the speed limit and other traffic rules is not an option. It is mandatory with serious consequences for breaking the rules. Besides security enhancement, some employers use alpr in the workplace to catch employees who disobey their traffic policies.
3. ALPR Systems Help Improve Work Place Safety
Implementation of in the workplace is a great way to ensure the safety of all individuals within the premises, including bosses and employees. Automatic license plate recognition systems compel even those employees who are reckless behind the wheel to exercise caution while driving within their work premises, significantly lowering the chances of an accident.
4. ALPR Systems Help Boost Workplace Security
License plate recognition systems are a deterrent to criminals just as CCTV cameras. Criminals understand the fact that these systems are able to automatically capture the details of their vehicles, which can be used by the authorities to track them down easily. This discourages them from driving into the premises, which have these systems to commit crime.
5. ALPR Systems Help Reduce Labor Costs
ALPR systems in the workplace are a good way for organizations to save on labor costs. Here we are talking about less manned surveillance as the systems have the capacity to do all the work. With that, companies do not have to spend more on the labor aspect.
1. ALPR Are Non-Universal
The only minor drawback of these systems is the need for customization accordingly. Since plate numbers vary according to different states and even cities, it means an automated license plate recognition system, which is very effective in San Francisco may not work out well in New York or any other city without customization.
As you can see, there are more things to love than hate about automated license plate recognition systems. For instance, these systems reduce the workload for the relevant professionals in organizations, help organizations implement their own traffic policies better and help improve workplace safety. Apart from that, they help improve security and reduce labor costs for companies. When it comes to the disadvantages of automated license plate recognition systems, there is only one disadvantage; these systems are non-universal and thus require customization to work elsewhere.