How optical character recognition is making cities smarter

“OCR technology helps simplify our everyday lives, keeps us safer and is making cities smarter and more efficient too!”
Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data

Equipping video surveillance cameras with OCR is the most common use of the technology

OCR technology is not new, and many of us are already using it to make our lives more efficient at home or work. That said, the technology is continually evolving and has a lot more potential than just reading the printed information on the checks we deposit on our smartphones. In this article from SECURITYINFOWATCH, author Bob Dolan breaks down the latest uses of OCR tech, including deployment by parking structure operators, building security personnel, police departments and more. It’s a fast read and excellent insight. BTW, if you are one of those people who forget to pay their parking tickets, be aware that the authorities may be watching through OCR equipped cameras too!

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