5 Perks of Illegal Parking Detection Using Dual-PTZ Cameras


November 3, 2021

With the advent of continuous social development, more and more people nowadays can afford to own cars. More cars on the road means more challenges for drivers and local traffic departments.

Parking, in particular, has been a constant dilemma for drivers and motorists in urban cities, resulting to some people parking their cars on private properties or in no parking zones. The lack of efficient and automatic detection system to capture parking violations deeply exacerbates this situation: Illegal parking tickets are non-real time punishment for violators, and only given after detecting the violation; Traditional cameras cannot accurately detect the license plate of occluded vehicles; Due to limited budget, establishments often do not have the capability to post a staff in the scene 24/7; And the list goes on.

In this blog, we’ll show you the benefits of using Dual-PTZ cameras in detecting illegal parking and how it can effectively solve the common pain points in vehicle parking management. Let’s tackle them one by one:

Wide Detection Range with Panoramic & Detail Views

By utilizing both panoramic and detail cameras, Dual-PTZ cameras like the Dahua WizMind SDT5X Series support simultaneous display of both panoramic and detail views of the monitored scene, with maximum detection radius of 100m.

Dahua Dual-PTZ Camera (SDT5X Series)

Its Linked Mode allows the panoramic camera to monitor the area while the detail camera zooms in when illegal parking has been detected. On the other hand, the Independent Mode runs both cameras separately: the detail camera monitors the scene through a preset Tour Plan, and zooms in when illegal parking has been detected by either one of the cameras.

Multiple Detection Modes for Various Scenarios

The aforementioned Dahua WizMind Dual-PTZ camera series with IIlegal Parking Detection function also offers three detection modes based on the characteristics of the monitored scene.

In the Scenario Priority Mode, the camera runs Illegal Parking Detection on the current scene and will only switch to the next scene when the preset Tour Plan time has been reached. The Detection Priority Mode, in contrast, allows switching of camera view only when all the snapshots of the violating vehicle has been taken. Lastly, the Group Snapshot Mode allows the camera to take snapshots of all the vehicles in the scene (2 images by default), then switch to the next scene.

Vehicle Info and Violation Details for Evidence

When tracking a particular vehicle, traditional cameras only present the image of the car, and operators must zoom in to the target to get a closer look of its plate number. With Dahua WizMind Dual-PTZ cameras, details of vehicles and relevant violation information – including plate number, violation time, violation location and parking duration – are overlaid on the image as evidence. This significantly saves time in tracking targets and speeds up investigation.

Effective Capturing of Occluded Vehicle

When cars pile up or when there’s something blocking in front, it is often impossible to recognize a vehicle’s number plate in an image. However, with the continuous monitoring of Dahua WizMind Dual-PTZ camera, it is possible. Its panoramic camera monitors every vehicle in the scene, while the detail camera captures and tracks the occluded vehicle once its license plate becomes visible.

The Dual-PTZ camera can capture illegally parked vehicle under occlusion

Easy Installation and Configuration

The Dahua WizMind Dual-PTZ cameras are designed meticulously so that one person is enough to install and configure it. For installation instructions, check out this video:

Key Takeaways

Efficient solutions like the Dahua WizMind Illegal Parking Detection can significantly alleviate the issues that come with the continuous increase in the number of vehicles on the road. By using Dual-PTZ cameras with both panoramic and detail views, users can monitor illegal parking activities on their properties and avoid blockage of important roads and lanes, making it suitable to various application scenarios such as fire lanes, bus stations, and city roads.

To see Dahua’s Illegal Parking Detection in action, here’s a sample video:

Up Next…

After discussing illegal parking detection, next week’s Dahua TechMonth article will tackle Object Monitoring and how it can help detect missing or removed objects in the monitored scene. Make sure to check it out!
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