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Getting Started With ALPR
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Mac/Linux
 

  1. If you don’t already have it, install Docker on the device that will be running Sighthound ALPR: https://www.docker.com/get-started
     
  2. Mac users will need to change the amount of RAM allocated to Docker (we recommend at least 6GB and 2 or more CPU cores) and possibly the disk space. Instructions are located here: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/#resources
     
  3. Start all of the services by typing:
     docker run -d --name sighthound-alpr -p 9600:9600 \
     --restart unless-stopped \
     -v ~/Desktop/Sighthound-ALPR:/var/alpr \
     sighthound/alpr 

    Note: If this is the first time you are running the application, several gigabytes of data will be downloaded and may take several minutes to complete. Subsequent restarts and updates will be much quicker.
     

  4. Open a web browser (Chrome or Firefox preferred) and navigate to http://localhost:9600
     
  5. This will take you to a Software License Agreement page. In order to login you’ll need to create a login on the Sighthound Account Portal. (accounts.sighthound.com). After you register there, the system will send you an email, inside of which you must click “validate your email”.
     
  6. Once you have completed this, you need to go back to http://localhost:9600 and login to the application with the same login you created.
    Please note: The first user to login will become the Administrator.
     
  7. You can navigate at any time to http://localhost:9600/admin This is your admin console.
     

We have located more helpful information here on user roles, file formats for watch folders, etc. (see below)

 
 

Windows
 

  1. Download the latest windows release here: https://public-files.alpr.sighthound.com/installers/windows/latest. Wait for the download to finish.
     
  2. Double click on the Sighthound ALPR Setup.exe file. This file should be located in your Downloads folder or under most recent Downloads in your browser.
     
  3. You may be prompted  “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”; Click  "Yes".
     
  4. Read the licensing agreement and select  “I accept the agreement” to proceed with the installation.
     
  5. You may change the installation folder, we recommend leaving at the default location. Click  "Next”.
     
  6. Click  “Install”. The installation may take several minutes.
     
  7. Click  “Finish” if you left the  “Start Sighthound ALPR” option checked Sighthound ALPR will automatically start.
     
  8. Open a web browser (Chrome or Firefox preferred) and navigate to http://localhost:9600
     
  9. This will take you to a Software License Agreement page. In order to login you’ll need to create a login on the Sighthound Account Portal. (accounts.sighthound.com). It will send you an email, inside of which you must click  “validate your email”.
     
  10. Once you have created this, you need to go back to http://localhost:9600 and login to the application with the same login.
    Please NOTE: The first user to login will become the Administrator.
     
  11. You can navigate to http://localhost:9600/admin This is your admin console.
     

 

Additional ALPR Information

 

Sighthound ALPR, user roles, file formats for watch folders, etc.

 

Top 10 Features of Sighthound ALPR

 

  1. Chose an RTSP stream or a watch folder as your source (or both depending on your subscription)
     
  2. You can run searches by make, model, color, class (vehicle type) or license plate.
     
  3. Search for a License Plate by region, by string or partial string
     
  4. Save your searches and run them anytime
     
  5. Create a watch list, type =  “do not allow” (formerly referred to as a Black list)
     
  6. Send an alert for your watchlist to a browser or via webhook or Zapier
     
  7. See full analytics and all objects in your results
     
  8. Drill down to include timestamps and geo location
     
  9. Search for license plates in multiple countries (for full list, visit here)
     
  10. Download and share results (comes with thumbnail, image and JSON file)
     

 

Top 10 Features of Sighthound ALPR we are working on (not sure if we publish)

 

  1. Create a watch list, type =  “allow list” (formerly referred to as White list)
     
  2. API integration for Pro accounts
     
  3. Role-based user accounts
     
  4. Upgrade from Free to Pro or Pro to Enterprise from inside the application
     
  5. Give feedback and/or report a bug from inside the application, talk to support (with live chat)
     
  6. Improved video player
     
  7. Updated UI and guided tour
     
  8. A full analytics dashboard
     
  9. The ability to redact license plates in your export
     

 

User roles definitions

 

  1. Currently, Sighthound ALPR doesn’t support role-based user accounts.
     
  2. There are three types of users, Admin, User and Supervisor. The Admin has the highest powers and can create other users.
     
  3. Everyone can see each other's videos. But each user has their own unique Watch Lists and Saved Searches
     

 

Watch Lists

 

  1. File formats accepted: .txt or .csv. You will need to create a list with one license plate/number plate per row
     

 

Subscription functionality

 

  1. Free and Pro accounts = 5 users including admin
     
  2. Free account = 1 live stream and 1 watch folder
     
  3. Pro account = 1 live stream or 1 watch folder, per license (per camera). Unlimited file uploads
     
  4. Enterprise account = unlimited streams, unlimited watch folders, unlimited file uploads
     
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