‘Restricted Zone’ is a Traffic Access Control System that successfully redirects unwanted traffic to the routes that are of less hindrance to citizens. The system identifies cut-through traffic or other unwanted traffic to be kept out of certain areas or from desired routes through a blacklist based on vehicle classes. This product is configurable to meet different operational applications. For instance, for certain roads or areas, road authorities can restrict access to the general public, allowing access only for exempted vehicles such as police, buses, delivery vehicles and garbage collectors.
Conventional solutions with retractable bollards are prone to accidents, which may even leave the road completely closed during bollard controller failures. ANPR-based access control systems don’t have any physical obstacles and are always open. Instead, the vehicles are notified through dynamic messaging signs along with optional components such as flashing lights and audio alarms. Use of license plate and video analytics-based identification and classification checking against a white/black list avoids the need for RFID tags in the vehicles. It can be managed remotely and is easily applied to existing infrastructure. Seamlessly integrated ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) camera/other sensors and Road Transport Authority database, ensures higher efficiency and effectiveness of the solution. The proven experience with government programs to avoid city traffic and rewarding complied road users, keeps it interesting in the market.
Use case: De Bilt
For municipality De Bilt in the Netherlands, we implemented our access control system that successfully directs unwanted traffic to routes that are of less hindrance to citizens. Traffic that is allowed to access the restricted area is not affected by the system.