A license plate camera, also known as a license plate recognition (LPR) camera or automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera, is a specialized surveillance device designed to capture and read license plate information from vehicles. These cameras are becoming increasingly popular for various applications, including law enforcement, parking management, and security systems.

License plate cameras are equipped with high-resolution sensors and advanced image processing technology to capture clear and accurate images of license plates, even in challenging lighting and weather conditions. They use optical character recognition (OCR) software to extract and interpret the characters on the license plates, converting them into text data that can be logged and analyzed.