Blue Iris and DeepStack ALPR

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The camera is zoomed to max. 13.5mm.

Perhaps adjust the position?
If you setup a zone crossing so the camera triggers when the car is closer to the camera then DeepStack will detect the plate
 

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I will change the zones then and try again.

Thanks a lot for your help.
Check the below post this is how I have my zones setup, my zone crossing is set vertical, you would want the zone crossing set horizontal for your FOV.

 

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Check the below post this is how I have my zones setup, my zone crossing is set vertical, you would want the zone crossing set horizontal for your FOV.

Is this too late? It is cancelled alert.

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Is this too late? It is cancelled alert.

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No, it is not to late, maybe now you can also turn the camera to the right some. Post some screenshots of your settings like in the below post
 

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No, it is not to late, maybe now you can also turn the camera to the right some. Post some screenshots of your settings like in the below post
I have turned the camera to the right and the result are much better.

The plate are more centered in FOV.

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Zone B and C are the same as day.

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Just made some adjustment to aones at night. created D and E. Due to headlights at triggering.

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Do you know why this keep happening?

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the camera keeps "resetting"
It isn't really resetting. Look at the image you just posted from the nightime - it is all black as it should be for capturing plates. BI sees the all black screen and assumes it lost signal.

Go to the watchdog tab and uncheck the "Monochrome as a lost signal" box and this will stop happening.
 

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It isn't really resetting. Look at the image you just posted from the nightime - it is all black as it should be for capturing plates. BI sees the all black screen and assumes it lost signal.

Go to the watchdog tab and uncheck the "Monochrome as a lost signal" box and this will stop happening.
Changed that and it seems to be working. :)

Now I am about to change setting s for zones etc. so I can capture images at night at the right time.
 

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How do you guys have your record tab set up for each camera, LPR and ALPR? Deepstack is working but the cropped picture is not. I think the DS_ALPR_config.ini is not pointing to the correct place where the pictures are at.
"For all cameras have the camera alert folder broken out for each day using the override setting in the Record tab for the cameras (&CAM\%Y%m%d\&CAM.%Y%m%d_%H%M%S)" these goes to the stored folder. should it go to the new folder? alert is not a choice.
and should the DS_ALPR_config.ini still point to the alerts folder or the stored folder for both the LPR and ALPR cameras.

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How do you guys have your record tab set up for each camera, LPR and ALPR? Deepstack is working but the cropped picture is not. I think the DS_ALPR_config.ini is not pointing to the correct place where the pictures are at.
"For all cameras have the camera alert folder broken out for each day using the override setting in the Record tab for the cameras (&CAM\%Y%m%d\&CAM.%Y%m%d_%H%M%S)" these goes to the stored folder. should it go to the new folder? alert is not a choice.
and should the DS_ALPR_config.ini still point to the alerts folder or the stored folder for both the LPR and ALPR cameras.

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Set both cameras to Hi-res JPEG files. Then BI will save a jpg file in the alert folders for the scripts to use.
I am working on Version 3.0 and it will be alot easier to setup this version will be an API. I am hoping to post the release sometime this weekend or early next week.

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yep got that one set correctly for the Hi-res jpg, but want to know how you break out the alert folder in the record tab. On my system the only choice i have for Folder is stored or new. Alert is not a option in the drop down. Far as i can tall you cannot add any folders in the alert folder. after making sure Default was unchecked and and replacing the existing with this (&CAM\%Y%m%d\&CAM.%Y%m%d_%H%M%S ). It puts a folder in the stored location on the hard drive breaks it out by camera and then a folder for the date.
this is set this way on the actual LPC LPC_WEST and the ALPR camera are set in the record tab..

Does my camera record tab look like yours for the LPC camera?

 

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I started working on Version 3.0. This version will be an API that has the script built into it. Last night I was able to have a test API receive an image from Blue Iris and send back the licence plate results. This API will work similar to how you would use Plate Recognizer, below is where you will setup the API. With this you will no longer need to run DeepStackALPR script in your LPR Camera. I am estimating a week or two for the release.

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The API version 3.0 is almost done. I have some minor code cleanup and the instruction to write.
I also need to decide on how to package it, option are listed below.
Please let me know what is everyone thought on this.
  • Make an install exe the will extract all the files to "C:\DeepStackALPR" and add the API as a service so it will automatically startup
  • Make a zip file and you extract all the files to "C:\DeepStackALPR" and choose on how the API will automatically startup, there are several options see link: Google Search
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Is there a website that has state by state laws regarding security cameras (what you can and cannot film)?
 

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Laws vary by state and local laws. In general if signs are posted, it is because of a law.

Many will place the sign so that people know the audio may be recorded as well. Some states that is an issue, although we haven't seen many instances of someone getting cited for a Ring doorbell. The laws simply haven't caught up yet.

In general, if you can see the same thing you could standing on your property, it is fair game. Obviously do not have a camera zoomed and focused in on a bedroom or bathroom. But with so many having wide angle cameras, you would see more standing on your porch looking in your neighbors window across the street than with that wide angle cam LOL.

 

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The API version 3.0 is almost done. I have some minor code cleanup and the instruction to write.
I also need to decide on how to package it, option are listed below.
Please let me know what is everyone thought on this.
  • Make an install exe the will extract all the files to "C:\DeepStackALPR" and add the API as a service so it will automatically startup
  • Make a zip file and you extract all the files to "C:\DeepStackALPR" and choose on how the API will automatically startup, there are several options see link: Google Search
I vote for the .exe file that will add the API as a service so it starts automatically. Keep it simple for most of the folks that probably didn't start using Deepstack until it became incorporated into BI with just a few check marks.
 

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I vote for the .exe file that will add the API as a service so it starts automatically. Keep it simple for most of the folks that probably didn't start using Deepstack until it became incorporated into BI with just a few check marks.
I also vote for the exe file
 
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