The NPS-API was created when we were contacted by a supplier of Licence plate recognition software to add the functionality and lookout database used by NP Tracker as a add-on to their product.
We developed the API and today anyone can set up and query the NP Tracker database through our API, so criminals beware the net is closing down minute by minute.
We like to play ... and while playing we discovered that we actually made cool stuff users can use.
We notices that most of the LPR systems employed use central processors to do the licence plate recognition on, but that maintainers then start running into problems with upgrading the processors ever so often and having difficulty setting up and getting the required reliability throughput between their cameras and the processor site.
The idea then came to mind, why not use a local cheap processor for each camera no high-speed (and $$$) network will then be required and we only send the detected number plates ie make a system that is not as bandwidth hungry.
We started playing with the cheap raspberry PI AND WAS SOON IMPRESSED by its capabilities.
The jammer detector consist of a cheap raspberry PI with a Software Defined Radio module, we use to detect and report active jammers.
Why you may ask? Jammers is frequently used in criminal activity either to JAM your vehicles tracker OR to inhibit communication
Users that are jammed will most often only realise it when it is too late and the first bullets have left the barrel.
Car thefts using jammers to block the trackers now paint a target we can detect, on their backs.
With the aid of the Jammer detector we can inform either the driver or at least notify someone (you decide) that there is a jamming device active.
Did I say we like to play...
The speed enforcer is a project we started to detect and display speeding.
No we are not speedcops but while visiting friends in a security complex - where it is so safe your kids can still walk the streets - and seeing how people ignore the warnings on speed limits. We decided to do something and develop the speed enforcer, it detects the speed and through our ANPR records his/her number plate, then when he leave the complex at least the security guard (that gets notified by the ANRP at the gate) can tell the driver that speeding in the estate is NOT OK - ones again YOU decide.
While developing the NP Tracker platform we have today we realized quite early on that criminals are also using our system (how and what we do is beyond the scope of this page).
What we can say is that we got tired of checking the crooks online status ever so often and trying to decide if crook A is speaking to crook B - now relax WE CANNOT SEE MESSAGES POSTED between parties. But when user online statuses are plotted on a timeline one can start seeing trends if user A goes online (post something) and then user B goes online will not prove anything by itself, however if that happens often and over a couple of days one can start drawing conclusion that "most probably" they are talking.
So if you have a suspicion and would like us to check it out for you, please Contact Us and we can check what we can do for you.
If you come across anything along the way that we haven’t covered, or if you know of a tip you think others would find handy, please let us know and we’ll see about including it in this guide.