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ALPR Integrations

It is easy to feed ALPR data into ParkPow! See the pre-integrations below as well as the option for a custom integration.

Stream#

You can send ALPR data from Plate Recognizer Stream straight into ParkPow.

Step 1. Get your API Token#

After you sign up on ParkPow, To get the ParkPow API Token, click on the profile icon in the bottom left corner and then on the API TOKEN button.

For On-Premise ParkPow deployments, get your local ParkPow API Token: http://local-ip-address:8000/accounts/token/

API Token

Step 2. Update Stream config.ini#

In the Stream config.ini file, add the 3 lines below in the Webhooks section.

webhook_targets = https://app.parkpow.com/api/v1/webhook-receiver/webhook_header = Authorization: Token MY_PARKPOW_TOKENwebhook_image = yes

Make sure to replace MY_PARKPOW_TOKEN above with your actual Token.

For On-Premise ParkPow deployments, replace the first line with the following: http://local-ip-address:8000/api/v1/webhook-receiver/

Refer to the Stream Installation instructions on how to do this.

Config ini

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The camera id on ParkPow is the [[camera-id]] from your config.ini. In the example above, camera-1. If you use multiple cameras, each camera id should be different. In the ParkPow admin you can modify the display name but you should not change the camera id.

Step3. You’re done!#

Go to the ParkPow app to set up your environment, such as your sites, cameras, time zone, etc.

ParkPow app

Snapshot Cloud#

You can send ALPR data from Plate Recognizer Snapshot API Cloud into ParkPow.

Step 1. Link your Platerecognizer account on ParkPow#

Sign in or Sign up on ParkPow.
If you had previously signed up using an email and password, You need to link your Platerecognizer account
To Link your account or change the linked account:

  1. Sign in to ParkPow then click on Link Your Platerecognizer Account in the bottom left corner.
  2. If Plate Recognizer Plate Recognizer is shows like pointed by arrow (2) your account is already linked.
  3. You can change the linked account by first removing any existing account.
  4. Click on the link pointed by arrow (3) to Link your account

ParkPow-Link-Plate-Recognizer

Step 2. Enable ParkPow Export.#

Login to Plate Recognizer Dashboard Settings page and Enable ParkPow Export.
You are done! ParkPow-Plate-Recognizer-Snapshot_Cloud-ALPR-Integration-Dashboard

Go back to the ParkPow app to set up your environment, such as your sites, cameras, time zone, etc.

Snapshot SDK#

You can send ALPR data from Plate Recognizer Snapshot On-Premise SDK straight into ParkPow.

Step 1. Login to Plate Recognizer Dashboard#

After you sign up on ParkPow, go back to the Plate Recognizer Webhooks Settings page.
You can also locate this by clicking on your email address in upper right corner.

ParkPow-Plate-Recognizer-Snapshot-API-Cloud-Webhooks

Step 2. Click on the SDK Webhooks tab.#

ParkPow-Plate-Recognizer-Snapshot-SDK-Webhooks

Step 3. Click on the green +Add SDK Webhooks button.#

ParkPow-Plate-Recognizer-Snapshot-SDK-Create-Webhooks-Fill-Out-Form

Step 4. Fill out the info.#

  1. Use a descriptive name, such as the Parking Lot Name along with “ParkPow” so that it is clear this webhook sends info from the Parking Lot to ParkPow.
  2. Select the appropriate Snapshot SDK.
  3. Copy/paste the ParkPow API Token. Go here to get the ParkPow API Token.
  4. Enter Target URL: https://app.parkpow.com/api/v1/webhook-receiver/
    For On-Premise ParkPow deployments, for Step 4 above, enter ths following Target URL instead: http://local-ip-address:8000/api/v1/webhook-receiver/
  5. Make sure to check Send Image and then click Save.

Step 5. When you start the SDK, add the ParkPow Token to the docker command:#

    docker run ... -e PARKPOW_TOKEN=MY_TOKEN!

FTP#

You can send image uploads from your device directly to our FTP, where the system will do license plate recognition.

Credentials Request#

The credentials to use the system can be requested by clicking here, or according to the image below.

Request FTP

Access to FTP credentials#

You can also locate this by clicking on your e-mail address in the upper right corner and then on FTP.

Request FTP

FTP configuration on your device#

Most devices allow FTP configuration for sending captures, Here you can check the configuration method of main devices compatible with our platform.

Notes:#

  • Once an image is processed, it is immediately removed from the FTP server.
  • You can send images to a sub-directory. Its name is used as the Camera ID. For example, with /nx123/2022/03/25/car.jpg, nx123 will be set as the Camera ID.
  • If you are using passive mode, you have to configure your firewall. Our port range is 55000-65000.

Data received from FTP#

Information retrieved from FTP can be viewed in the Plate Recognizer's Dashboard menu.

The Plate Recognizer FTP service allows recognitions to be exported to ParkPow, and/or to a Webhook of your choice.