KINEO has installed several access control systems for regulated pedestrian areas in recent years. The most noteworthy cases are in A Coruña, where we have 26 free access points (e.g. without bollards) monitored under the SmartCity project, 10 access points with bollards in Balmaseda (Vizcaya) and 8 points in Zarautz (Guipuzcoa).
In all these electronic control cases, identification is via reading vehicle licence plates to verify whether they have an access profile as residents, public services, distribution of goods, etc., or, at least, control of the time between entry and exit. Additionally, a picture of the vehicle is taken with the access context as evidence associated with any possible penalties or fines.
The architecture of these solutions can be centralised or decentralised depending on the availability of optical fibre to allow video to be sent in real time for OCR processing in order to identify vehicle licence plates, check against central databases and save the access, and then crosscheck with exits or even directly generate the proposed penalty fine in the event of directly forbidden access (and not only limited by time or within a specific schedule). In these cases, only the cameras are installed on the street; the process software and hardware are installed in the customer’s data centre, or can even be virtualised.