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Setup takes 15 minutes. No credit card required for trial period.

OpenALPR Cloud Stream enables automatic license plate recognition with any IP camera. You don't need to spend ten thousand dollars on a proprietary "LPR camera", nor do you need to use complicated and costly video management software. The OpenALPR Agent recognizes license plates and the Cloud Stream portal displays results, which can be viewed and searched from anywhere with a web browser.

How Does It Work?

For Professional account users, the OpenALPR Agent is installed on an Axis camera and video clips are uploaded directly from the camera to the OpenALPR Cloud Stream portal. No server or VMS software is required. OpenALPR handles all the heavy-duty processing to detect and recognize license plates from video streams. Results are displayed on a easy to read Dashboard. Software updates are applied automatically so you’re always be getting the latest accuracy and feature enhancements. A microSD card (4 Gb) is required in the camera which will buffer videos if your Internet connection goes down or is too slow to keep up. The Agent's intelligent bandwidth controls allow users to manage upload speed. All video clips are stored in the cloud for 60 days where they can be played back via your browser.

For Basic account users, the OpenALPR Agent runs on a PC/Server (Windows, Ubuntu and Docker) and works with any IP camera that supports H.264 and MJPEG streams. All video is processed locally and only the plate metadata is uploaded to the OpenALPR Cloud Stream portal where can be viewed and searched for 30 days. This hybrid cloud service is a more affordable option because the license plate processing is performed on your own PC and plate images are stored locally. Users define how much CPU and storage to utilize for the OpenALPR Agent which is managed through the Cloud Stream portal with a web browser.

For Free account users, data retention is limited to 2 days and users are required to logon to the Cloud Stream portal to view results. Just like the Basic account, the OpenALPR Agent works with any IP camera and will run on Windows, Ubuntu and Docker. If you require alert email notifications, enhanced search and longer data retention you can upgrade to a Basic (or Professional account if you have an Axis camera) at any time by entering your credit card information and those features will be unlocked and you will be billed accordingly.

Cloud Stream Features & Pricing Plans

Free

Free
that's right... free

  • High-Accuracy ALPR
  • Color, Make & Body Type Recognition
  • Any IP Camera
  • 2 Day Data Retention
  • 2 Users
  • Basic Search
  • Windows, Ubuntu & Docker
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Basic

$39
per camera/month

  • High-Accuracy ALPR
  • Color, Make & Body Type Recognition
  • Any IP Camera
  • 30 Day Data Retention
  • 5 Users
  • Enhanced Search
  • Unlimited Alerts
  • Webhooks
  • Windows, Ubuntu & Docker
  • Email & Phone Support
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Professional

$79
per camera/month

  • High-Accuracy ALPR
  • Color, Make & Body Type Recognition
  • Axis IP Camera Required
  • 60 Day Data Retention
  • Unlimited Users
  • Enhanced Search
  • Unlimited Alerts
  • Webhooks
  • Cloud Compute & Storage
  • Video Clip Recording & Playback
  • Email & Phone Support
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Demo Account


If you are interested in what OpenALPR Cloud Stream portal looks like you can logon to our house account. This demo account shows results from OpenALPR sites in Europe and the USA.

The credentials are:

Username
demo@openalpr.com
Password
openalpr
Login page
https://cloud.openalpr.com/

Frequently Asked Questions

We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your license plate data and personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We do not store your credit card information. Rather, we partner with a certified PCI Service Provider Level 1 merchant gateway. This is the most stringent level of credit card security certification available.

License plate data is similarly encrypted with SSL when sent to OpenALPR. The license plate images are persisted on your OpenALPR Agent systems. These images can be served within your network and do not need to be transferred over the internet to be displayed. The license plate data is stored on password-protected database systems that are kept isolated in a private network.

We also require you to enter a password to access your account information. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. Despite these measures, you should know that OpenALPR cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with license plate data and personal data and mistakes and security breaches may happen. If you have any questions or concerns about security, please contact us.

Every new account is automatically setup with a two week trial. If you love OpenALPR Cloud Stream after your initial free trial period (which we know you will), just enter your credit card into the system and select either the "Basic" or "Professional" account plan. Billing will begin automatically. You may also prepay for an annual subscription by invoice if you prefer. Contact us to make those arrangements.

After two-weeks, if you do not choose a paid plan, your account will revert automatically to a "Free" account. You do not need to enter a credit card and you will not be billed. If you choose to delete your account you may do so at any time. Please let us know what we could have done better if you decide to hit the road.

OpenALPR includes support for a number of countries including the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Korea, Singapore, and other countries with similar plate designs. For countries with plates that look significantly different, OpenALPR can be trained to recognize them. We offer training services as a paid consulting engagement. You may also train the software yourself. See our documentation for more details.

OpenALPR will work with any IP camera that supports H.264 and MJPEG streams. You don't need to buy an expensive "LPR" camera. However, if you want to read license plates at night, you will need a camera that can "see" in the dark using infrared (IR) light. Consult your camera manufacturer for the streaming URL (e.g. http://username:password@IP Address/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi)...you'll need to know this information to configure the OpenALPR Agent.

You will receive an email. Click on the link to verfy your email and activate your account. Login to the OpenALPR Cloud Stream portal and click on "Getting Started" which will walk you through the process of downloading and configuring the OpenALPR Agent.

For "Free" accounts, the answer to your question may be found on the developer forum. "Basic" and "Professional" account users can contact us directly with your questions.

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3 Simple Steps to Get Started with OpenALPR

1
Sign up

Create a Cloud Stream account right now... it's free for 14 days and no credit card is required to sign-up.

2
Download the OpenALPR Agent

Install the appropriate OpenALPR Agent for your platform - Windows/Linux/Axis.

3
Configure The Agent

Enter your camera's streaming URL and the OpenALPR Agent will automatically connect and start processing plates. See the Dashboard for results!