ANPR solutions are the perfect tools to improve car park management in the retail sector


ANPR solutions are the perfect tools to ensure that shoppers respect and adhere to the official retail car park time limits, and the number of car park operators employing such systems is on the rise.

And that’s exactly what retail giant Waitrose is doing, as the company has recently sought permission from Norwich City Council to install a new ANPR Camera in the carpark of its Church lane store in Eaton.

If approved the new camera will be fitted to an existing lamp post, will be 4.5m off the ground and will be protected by an anti-climb guard.

It will record the number plates of cars leaving and entering the carpark via the Church lane entrance and will be managed by Britannia Parking.

A spokesperson for Waitrose & Partners said: “We are not making any changes at this time, however we have submitted a planning application for an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system to understand if this might be an option in the future to help us improve how we manage the car park.”


Tensor has an extensive experience in installing CCTV systems and commissioning comprehensive video management solutions for large multi-site facilities, and can also fully integrate video surveillance into other security systems including ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition), Access Control and Facial Recognition.

Whilst CCTV systems are an effective crime deterrent and can provide recorded video footage for post event analysis or evidence, the benefit to your business is enhanced through real-time remote monitoring of your CCTV system – providing extra eyes during an event and response through live audio, to challenge potential intruders as well as recording the situation.

Tensor’s Project Managers and Integration Engineers, all of which have a background in the security industry, professional engineering, IT and integration, defence electronics and the armed forces work to the highest standards to ensure that solutions achieve the required functionality, within budget, and are well implemented.

If you’d like to find out more about Tensor PLC’s consultancy, concept, design, procurement, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, training and monitoring services, just contact us, or book a demo with one of our company’s representatives.

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