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FullHD 1080p (2MP) License Plate Recognition LPR Weatherproof Bullet IP Security Camera with a Long Range 8-32mm Zoom Lens and Silky Smooth 60fps Video (NSC-LPR832-BT1)

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IP Security Camera
HD Resolution
Motorized Varifocal Lens
Weatherproof Rating
Up to 165ft
Night Vision IR Range

A complete surveillance system involves more than tracking human movement. Many business and property owners also need to keep tabs on cars that enter and exit their premises. If you are looking for a security camera to capture and record license plate numbers, then pull those numbers into an intelligent database, then you are in luck.

The NSC-LPR-832-BT1 is a license plate recognition camera, or an LPR. With its FullHD resolution and silky smooth 60fps video, this camera is designed from the ground up to take crystal-clear images of license plates. It can even record license plates at night with its 165 foot IR distance. With its intelligent letter and number recognition algorithm, this LPR automatically pulls all license plates into a database for quick and simple filtering, searching, reviewing, and exporting. Get a better idea of who is on your property and when. Plus, with blacklist and whitelist functionality, you'll also know if someone's there who shouldn't be.

This professional-grade LPR is for anyone looking to take control over the flow of traffic in their parking lot or alleyway. It's compatible with all H-Series IP equipment. With its ONVIF compatibility, you can also add this to most systems that follow the ONVIF protocols. Keep reading to learn more about the specs of this incredible license plate recognition camera.

License Plate Recognition

License Plate Recognition

This camera not only takes pictures of license plates. It's also able to recognize the numbers and letters, convert the string to text, and store the license plates in a database for quick and easy searching and browsing.

2MP HD Resolution

The NSC-LPR832-BT1 captures video up to a resolution of 2MP @ 60 FPS, which is 1920x1080 pixels. Every pixel added to your camera's picture gives you a higher image quality and more detail. So at 2MP, you're going to get a crisper, cleaner, and more detailed image.

8-32mm Motorized Varifocal Lens

The NSC-LPR832-BT1 has a Motorized Varifocal Lens, ranging from 35°-115°. This means you can easily and quickly adjust the zoom to your liking directly from the camera’s interface.

The Motorized Varifocal Lens gives you more control over your image. Optically zoom in to view finer details and a tighter shot. Or keep the camera zoomed out to enjoy the bigger picture with a wider angle field of view.

IP67 Weatherproof Rating

This camera has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 67. This means the camera is completely protected from dust and other solid particles. It can also withstand being submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Rest assured that when you install this camera outside, it will have no problem braving the toughest of storms.

Up to 165ft Night Vision IR Range

When the sun goes down or the lights go out, this camera switches on its own onboard infrared LED lights. These lights, which are invisible to the human eye, allow the camera to continue functioning and recording video 24/7, day or night. And since its IR range covers up to 165ft, you're not going to miss anything that happens on your camera's feeds, even if it happens in pitch-black darkness.

Remote Access

The NSC-LPR832-BT1 is a part of our H-Series line of products. As such, it's packed with features that would please a power user, yet it's simple enough to operate for a novice. Easily view and manage your cameras and recorders anywhere in the world with the free mobile and desktop applications. For the power user, these apps give you the power to adjust advanced settings on the fly. For the novice, you can use the apps to simply view live feeds and play back recorded video. Whatever you need to accomplish, it's all right there at your fingertips.

Plug & Play

If you're creating a new system out of our H-Series cameras, set up is insanely easy with our H-Series line of POE NVRs. Simply plug the camera into the back of the H-Series NVR and you have instant video on the recorder's HDMI interface. You can also view and manage the NVR through free desktop and mobile apps, such as Hik-Connect and iVMS-4200.

ONVIF Compatibility

If you want to add this camera to a security system already set up, that’s no problem. This camera complies with the protocols set by the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF). This means, as long as your current recorder is ONVIF compatible, you’ll be able to set this camera up with your current system.

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  1. Overall Rating

    5 out of 5 stars
  1. Very Easy to Install
    Verified Purchase
    I love this camera. The wide range of clear picture makes it easy to sell to consuners.

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  2. Completely HAPPY with these cameras!
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    I had them up about a two weeks and caught our first dirt bag. There was a problem in the neighborhood. About three neighbors had a fuzzy picture of a dark truck but, nothing else. A neighbor called about a problem. She knew we had cameras. When I explained what I had and gave her the plate number with a picture she started crying. We turned it into the police. They were able to identify who it was and take care of it. Needless to say we will not have anymore problem from that person. The piece of mind is worth it.

    I did ALOT of research. I found some that met my criteria but, it seemed to come back to Nelly Security and these cameras. I called Nelly and spoke to a salesman about a couple of questions. A week later I made the purchase. These Cameras rock! I had some trouble navigating the NVR a little. I called and Seth, he remoted into my computer and showed me everything. Certain things I needed to go over a couple times. He was patient. I took some notes. A couple of things everyone needs to know about License Plate Recognition cameras (LPR) As many tutorials said that LPR camera are VERY specific. I was able to capture plates about a hundred ft or so but, only about 60% of the time. I repositioned my focal point closer and ZOOMED in a little. This made a dramatic difference. About 90%+. It essentially made the plate bigger in the image. Making more of the plate visible in the viewing area. IE. making it much easier for the camera to see it. These cameras are fast. I have them set up at my mailbox. Up and down the street. The cars are hitting at least 40mph and these cameras are hitting it. From what I read, they only need about a 1/4 second or so.
    Reason for purchase:

    I bought them because of 60fps. This gives you a much smoother video capture. When you stop the recorded video it is clear.

    The traffic box lines. This allows you to define the area that the car with pass through.

    The Infra Red (IR). projects out FAR and pops the reflective plate. There are many that I can even see the month that the plate expires!

    Cut light, this dims the headlight/taillights so not to blind the camera all the while it pushes the IR at the plate.

    The LPR software is included in the NVR. It will take an eight sec video clip, a date time stamp, picture, and provide a display computer font display typed out of what it seen.

    Things to consider, you must put a camera that monitors the same general area as the LPR so you can see what is going on. Example, at night when you are looking at the camera on the monitor it is a black screen as the cut light is on. Only when a car passes by can you see dim headlights and nothing else.


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  3. Finally Succeeded with Nellys
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    This is my 4th camera purchase trying to get license plate reads at night. Wish I would have started with this and saved money. I thought 4K was more important than frame rate but was wrong. Given the 32X optical zoom, there is plenty of resolution. The main difference with this camera is how much customization you can do with the video parameters. With about an hour of tweaking, I am now getting reliable captures both day and night. I am running this with a Synology NAS and use Chrome with an IE plugin that you can download from Google. Couldn’t be happier.

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  4. Nelly's Team Is Superb, Camera Is Mac Compatible
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    Nelly's team goes above and beyond to help get you setup. They impressed me when I called in with an obstacle during setup, and one of their team members talked me through it from memory. We got my LPR up and running with my Mac. A day later I reviewed night-time captures and needed to make some adjustments to the night mode. Nelly's blog about the camera and videos made that super easy. I drove my vehicle in front of the camera a few times, tested some adjustments, and within an hour I'm getting excellent night license plate captures. When I first bought the camera I wasn't sure it was going to work with my Mac. With some exceptional support, and a work-around I have all the features I'm looking for from this camera at a great price compared to other LPRs.

    Tip: I don't own a PC. Just a Mac. And the web-plugin for safari isn't compatible with the latest version of Safari. That's actually not a problem. I didn't need to install the web-plugin or any alternate browsers. I installed Guarding Vision from Nelly's Downloads section, and used that to set the camera's IP address. After doing that I could access the camera from Safari. Between Safari and Guarding Vision I can access all the essential LPR features except Blacklist & Whitelist on my Mac. Nelly's support team talked me through the first part. Thanks guys!

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  5. LPR = Peace of mind
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    This is a great all around camera that is giving my clients a peace of mind knowing that license plates are being captured coming on and off of their lot.
    It captures plates really well and the installation was a breeze.

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I have a HIKVISION 16CH 8 Ports PoE DS-7616NI-E2/8P NVR. Will the license camera fully work with this NVR?

The LPR Cam will be plug n play with that NVR.
However, since that is a discontinued model, its possible the LPR features may not be able to be transferred over to the NVR.
1.) Does it store the time/date in the database on board the camera along with the license plate text?
2.) Can this data be easily downloaded? and in what format?
3.) How long or how many entries can be stored before it clears them to make room for new entries?

1)Yes, however, You will have to install a microSD card in the camera to do this or have an h-series nvr.
2) It can from a PC, it is in xml format
3) This can vary on the size of storage space and how busy the traffic is where the camera is installed.
What connector is this? I am looking for a license plate camera with a cat 6 connector!
Hi Christian,

This camera is an IP camera which takes ethernet cable. Cat5e or Cat6 will work great.
Does this camera have the lpr software that works with h series nvrs?
Or is it just a license plate camera?
The camera has built in embedded software. It also works in conjunction with our H-series NVR's and iVMS4200 software to provide an even more robust experience.
Will it be possible to have this camera record to a Hikvision NVR and as a backup record to an SSD card. Due to the location we have to use antennas and we need the local recording in case the antenna connection goes down.

If your Hikvision NVR supports the LPR functionality, then yes. Since our H-series LPR cam is OEM Hikvision.
It can record to a 128gb microSD card as well.
How is this powered? Is it POE (Which would be great!)

Yes this camera does support PoE!
Does the camera capture front license plates as well?
Hey there!

It sure can if configured properly.
Do you assist consumers for a fee assistance with identifying a license plate number from a photo? Or know any companies that do this. Thank you.

We offer free lifetime tech support for customers that purchase the product from us!
If you ever need assistance extracting a Plate, footage, or any kind of support, you can give us a call, send an email, or reach us by chat on our site.
I have two questions:

1. Has the camera been tested with Synology Surveillance Station? As a minimum I would like to be able to continuously record video on Synology and periodically import XML file with license plane number from my computer.
2. Does the XML file with license plate numbers also contain date and time of capture?

Thank you for the aswers, ZB

1. You can 24/7 record on Synology, but any LPR functionality will not work through SSS.

2. Yes it will
is this color at night time?

It is not. At night, the image is black and white.
If you want color nightvision, id recommend checking out our NiteColor cams!
Will this camera work with an existing Amcrest POE system NVR?

If your amcrest NVR supports ONVIF capable cameras, then yes you will be able to add it on! It wouldnt be plug n play, you'll have to manually add using the ONVIF protocol.

However, the LPR features will not be transferred over. You will have to install a microSD card in the camera itself to store plates.
Does can this camera work with Dahua NVRs? Also, does it come pre-programmed for license plate capture?


So the NSC-LPR832-BT1 will work with third party devices that are onvif compatible. The software comes preinstalled on the camera however due to the way that manufacturers implement the onvif protocol. You may lose some of the special features of the camera because that NVR may not have a license plate feature. If you have a secondary way of powering the device. You could put the camera onto your network directly and activate it with the sadp software which you can download from the product listing. This allows you to create a password for the camera and will allow it to be viewed by the Dahua NVR. Then manually add the camera to the NVR via the onvif protocol with port 80. You could then access the web portal of the camera directly to view captured plates while having footage recorded to the NVR.
Does the camera come with the mount shown?
Yes it does!
How do I order this product?


We should get more in this week, then once we update the site, you can order online! Definitely stay posted.
To retrieve the XML data, can that be done via the ethernnet network to which it is connected, or must I go physically remove the micro sd card to get the data?
You can retrieve the LPR snapshots directly from the cameras interdace. You dont need to physically remove the card. No need to view any XML data either
When will these be back in stock?

At the time of responding, i was told we should get more in on 8/21, which is this Friday.

is it possible to access the license plates text from a remote location?


If the LPR camera has an internet connection, you can view the plates remotely!

I am in Canada, B.C. Will it read license plates here?


Yes, our LPR cam supports both USA and Canada plates.
How far off axis horizontally can the camera be mounted and still recognize license plates reliably?
Hi David,

We havent tested that specific criteria yet but Id say a good rule of thumb is no more than 45 degrees. The main thing is the camera simply has to have a good reading of the plate so as long as the distance is good and the image isnt too distorted because of the angle, you should be ok.
Please comment on the compatibility and ease of installation/launch when interfacing with an AVALONIX DVR.


If your DVR supports ONVIF IP cameras, then you should be able to manually add this camera.
However, the LPR functionality more than likely will not be transferable to the NVR.
I would suggest putting this camera on a separate POE switch, and put an SD card in the camera to make it basically a standalone system.
I currently have an ENS Security NVR. I'll quickly post the important specs below

- Onvif 1.5U
-4k 30 FPS on all channel

The question I have is the following. Will I be able to plug and play this camera with my NVR using POE, or will there be more setup required. In addition, will it still catch a License Plate if it is being recorded at 30 FPS?


You will more than likely have to add the LPR cam to your NVR using the ONVIF protocol.
The LPR features will not transfer over to the NVR. You would have to put a MicroSD card into the camera and view captured plates from there.

The LPR cam can record up to 60fps! But you can knock it down to 30fps if needed.

I recently purchased this camera and I have a couple of questions:

1) What would are the compatible mounting brackets if I wanted to use the junction box method.
2) If I decided to utilize the PoE for this device (assuming I'm using a quality PoE injector) would there be any degradation of quality from insufficient power resources? (I've read that this is a problem with other brands)

Thank you!

1. The LPR cam has an integrated junction box. The only compatible mount is a pole mount bracket with it.

2. This is not a huge issue. Typically we'll recommend this injector ->
Specifications Download PDF
Camera Type IP
Form Factor Bullet
Resolution 2MP
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Frames Per Second 60 FPS
Image Sensor 1/2.8" Progressive CMOS
Lens Type Motorized Varifocal Lens
Focal Length 8-32mm
Field of View 35°-115°
IR Range Up to 165ft
Video Compression H.264
Max Video Bitrate 16Mbps
Weatherproof Rating IP67
Onvif Compatible Yes
Artificial Intelligence No
Onboard Storage Up to 128GB
Power Supply DC12V, POE
Power Consumption ≤ 12W
Operating Temperature -22°F ~ +140°F
Weight ~4.4lbs
Version Build Date Download
Most Recent 5.4.5 04/02/2019 Download
5.4.5 03/15/2019 Download
Name Description Version Download
SADP H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address. v3.0.1.8 Download
Batch Config Tool Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs. v3.0.2.6 Download
CMS Software Central Management Software for Guarding Vision Cloud users. v3.4.0.10 Download
iVMS 4200 (New UI) Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v3.4.0.9 Download
iVMS 4200 (Old UI) Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v2.8.2.2 Download
iVMS 4200 LITE Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v1.0.0.4 Download
VS File Player H Series media file player. v7.4.0 Download
SADP H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address. v1.0.0.4 Download
CMS Software Central Management Software for Guarding Vision Cloud users. Download
iVMS 4200 Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v2.0.0.10 Download
VS File Player H Series media file player. Download
Web Plugin Allows you to view your NVR web interface in the Safari Browser. Download
IPC Web Plugin Allows you to view your IP camera web interface in the Safari Browser. Download
Batch Config Tool Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs. Download