As experts in ANPR, we have worked on a wide range of projects and having the new TMC offers installers and end users a great alternative where a typical ANPR solution has its challenges. The TMC is perfect for users who have tailgating issues or lack of space to place a pole several meters behind a gate, barrier or bollard.
So here we have a short review on how we got on testing it with our CloudPass software, tech-specs and final thoughts
Out of the box the first point to make is that the UK version will be in Grey and not the Blue variant we used for testing. Standing at over 1400mm in height, the TMC has a premium feel as well as looking the part. There is ample room at the back of the TMC to fit additional hardware. This is where we placed our CloudPass controller (ACU) and we still had plenty of room. It's also feasible to fit hardware on to the front panel too. We were then ready to start testing
One of the great selling points of the TMC is that it simply needs bolting to the ground. This will massively reduce the cost when quoting compared to a traditional ANPR system with no need for columns, reducing install times. However it is worth pointing out that this does increase the risk in security as the TMC is not vandal proof in and around the lens (although protected). So it is a case of horses for courses.
At CloudPass we integrate in to the full suite of Hikvision cameras and the TMC offers great reads. With a 3.1mm - 6mm 4MP lens its great for those installs with a gate or barrier and ensures you are capturing an image of the nearest vehicle to the bollard, gate or barrier. No more tailgating!
Now that testing and integration is complete, we have seen plenty of interest from installers wanting an alternative to a typical ANPR solution. CloudPass offers customers a true cloud solution and removes the cost of additional hardware and civils, whilst communication between devices and remains fully secure.
Jim's final thoughts...
As previously mentioned, the TMC does offer an alternative when a typical ANPR camera mounted to a pole won't suffice. It will remove the pain of tailgating. As the TMC will only capture an image of the nearest vehicle to the gates / barriers (if installed correctly!) The camera housed inside offers similar results to the TCM range, offering great performance. With a good build quality, a long list of additional features and now integrates in to CloudPass. The TMC wont be for everyone, but it certainly has a sweet spot in the market.