Automated site security, monitoring and access control system

  • US 20040233036A1
  • Filed: 05/21/2004
  • Published: 11/25/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An access control and monitoring system for monitoring and controlling access of vehicles within a facility, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of video imaging devices distributed in the facility for capturing images of indicia on one or more of the vehicles;

    a video image processing system in communication with the plurality of imaging devices for operating on the images of the indicia to identify one or more characters therein;

    an admissible vehicle database for storing characters associated with vehicles that are admissible to the facility;

    a processor in communication with the video imaging processing system and the admissible vehicle database for receiving the characters identified by the video image processing system and accessing the admissible vehicle database to determine whether the identified characters correspond to characters associated with vehicles that are admissible to the facility; and

    a communication network for providing communication between the processor and one or more of the video imaging devices, video image processing system, and admissible vehicle database.

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