Video-Based Access Control by Automatic License Plate Recognition

  • Emanuel Di NardoEmail author
  • Lucia Maddalena
  • Alfredo Petrosino
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 37)


We report an access control system based on automatic license plate recognition, consisting of three main modules for acquisition, extraction, and recognition. The basic idea is to couple the online learning of a neural background model with a stopped foreground subtraction mechanism to efficiently provide a subset of relevant video frames where to look for. Another key point is the use of matching the entire license plate ROI with those stored in a database of authorized license plates, based on suitable features and validation tests. Experimental results confirm that the proposed system attains overall performance comparable with that of the state-of-the-art ALPR methods.


Automatic License Plate Recognition Access Control System Neural-based Vehicle Detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuel Di Nardo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucia Maddalena
    • 2
  • Alfredo Petrosino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Naples ParthenopeNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Institute for High-Performance Computing and NetworkingNational Research CouncilNaplesItaly

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