Sighthound ALPR+

Automatic License Plate Recognition with all the features & benefits you expect. Plus more.

ALPR Vision Capabilities + Vehicle Analytics

Detect, recognize, and track
vehicles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, people, bicycles, and license plates throughout a video

License plate recognition by region
(state, country, province, territory), by holistically reading the plate content

Vehicle make, model, color, and generation
at any camera angle and independent from license plate data

Common Use Cases



Parking is a growing and lucrative industry. Leverage technology to optimize lots to grow revenue and improve customer satisfaction.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Improve efficiencies and create revenue opportunities with vehicle detection and Electric Vehicle (EV) recognition on the edge.

Gated Entry

Gated Entry

Leverage extremely accurate LPR and vehicle recognition to facilitate entry authentication and track movements.

Automotive Service

Automotive Services

Recognize vehicles down to the model to perform services quickly or read plates to identify owners.



Empower your customer acquisition and retention strategy with data analytics built on LPR, vehicle, and people segmentation.


Retail and Quick Service Restaurants

The pandemic has moved retail and restaurants fully into the vehicle space, now let’s make it better more efficient with real-time data.

Smart City

Smart Cities

Powering smart cities with complete computer vision capabilities in one deeply-learned platform.



Intelligent visual search to stored video files and live feeds. Use the SDK’s person, vehicle, LPR and other capabilities for BOLO, parking enforcement and amber alerts.



Power your tolls for safety, accuracy, and revenue growth by integrating Sighthound IO platform into your current platform.

Leading Benchmarks

Backed by our Generation 6 AI and processing over 1 billion images a year, Sighthound ALPR+ delivers the highest accuracy and lowest latency available today.


Accuracy based on Caltech Car Dataset


Up to 160 FPS on GPU, Real-time performance on CPU

Deployment Environments

Sighthound ALPR+ is available for deployment in the cloud, on-premise, or within edge devices including in-vehicle cameras and digital signage.


On Premise

Edge Devices


Linux OS

Frequently Asked Questions

For more frequently asked questions about Sighthound ALPR+ and other Sighthound solutions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Sighthound ALPR+

  • For license plates, it provides:

    • License plate detection

    • License plate recognition (alphanumeric strings)

    • License plate region recognition (US states, Canadian provinces/territories, and European Union countries)

    For vehicles, it provides:

    • Vehicle detection

    • Vehicle recognition (make, model, and generation)

    • Vehicle color recognition

    To learn more about the data provided by Sighthound’s Vehicle Analytics Pipeline parameter definitions, Click Here.

  • Absolutely. Sighthound’s ALPR+ software utilizes advanced vehicle detection technology along with Make, Model, Color, and Generation (MMCG) recognition capabilities. This means that even if the license plate is not visible, our software can still provide accurate details about the vehicle, enabling comprehensive vehicle identification.

  • While our license plate recognition models can read any alphanumeric plate from around the world, our vehicle recognition models are primarily trained for cars sold in the US, Canada, and EU markets. However, the license plate recognition functionality remains universal, allowing for recognition of plates from any part of the world. Find a complete list of supported countries and regions, here.

  • Although Sighthound’s ALPR+ can work with almost any IP camera, it is recommended that the appropriate camera be used given the use case. For example, most IP cameras should work fine with an access control use case since the speed of vehicles is relatively low. However, a specialized LPR camera is recommended when dealing with fast-moving vehicles (i.e. highways).

  • The Sighthound team is dedicated to providing support and ensuring your successful installation. You can find installation support information in our Developer Portal or refer to the articles in our Knowledge Base. If you are unable to find the answers you need, please feel free to contact us directly. We are here to assist you.

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