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  # 1847009 15-Aug-2017 13:00
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solutionz:

As far a privacy goes; it's a public place so fair game.



The Privacy Act is kind of misleadingly named. It doesn't apply to "private" stuff (i.e. secret, not public stuff). Its focus is on personally identifiable information. So while your number plate isn't secret (especially if you're driving on a public road) it can still identify you. If you're taking images if that, you're collecting personal information and so the Privacy Act applies to you. And "you" includes both individuals and businesses.


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  # 1847044 15-Aug-2017 14:05
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MrWestie:

 

chevrolux:

 

I always thought this would be a cool way to open the front gate. Actually mount the camera and a light in the gate frame at the perfect level and trigger it with a simple infrared beam. Then get it to trigger a relay to open the gate.

 

But reading about that OpenALPR software a while back talks about it taking some time to process a photo. I would run it in a VM on a little home server and can allocate plenty of resource to it. How quick is it with an i3? (assuming an old i3 that was sitting around?)

 

 

 

 

A proper self contained ALPR camera is about us$400 from china. DAHUA

 

It can trigger a relay on matches etc.

 

About to set one up in a new building parking entrance.

 

OpenALPR, for your application we could get the read time down to 0.1-0.2 seconds.

 

 

Yep have used the Hikvision cameras with all the built in stuff. But DIY i way more fun.

 

What is it that gets the reads quick? Processing power? Or something else?


 
 
 
 




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chevrolux:

 

 

 

Yep have used the Hikvision cameras with all the built in stuff. But DIY i way more fun.

 

What is it that gets the reads quick? Processing power? Or something else?

 

 

Yes processing power.

 

But the amount required depends on number of pixels it has to process.

 

If we are taking about a driveway with the plate in a limited known location.

 

We can crop the image to just the potential plate area, speeding thing up.




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  # 1848140 17-Aug-2017 17:54
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A bit of reading, I feel I am in the clear as a private individual :)
Unless a normal person would find it Highly Offensive someone saw them pulling into their driveway.

 


https://privacy.org.nz/further-resources/knowledge-base/view/386?t=59602_77012
Are there privacy issues around using dash cams?

 

" If the dash cam is for your personal use, you are free to use it, so long as you don’t collect or use the footage in a way that could be regarded as “highly offensive”."

 

 

 

https://privacy.org.nz/further-resources/knowledge-base/view/43?t=59602_76994
Is my neighbour allowed to film over our fence with a security camera?
"The Privacy Act generally applies to agencies rather than individuals: government organisations, companies, clubs, societies, schools, hospitals and so on. It can apply to individuals but only when the subject matter is highly offensive, and this is a very high threshold that is reserved for the most egregious privacy breaches, such as revenge porn."

 

 

 

https://privacy.org.nz/further-resources/knowledge-base/view/44?t=59602_76994
An agency is filming our property with security cameras.
"However, if the person making the recording is an individual acting in a personal capacity, then it is unlikely their actions will be covered by the Privacy Act."

 

 

 

https://privacy.org.nz/further-resources/knowledge-base/view/45?t=59602_76994

 

A private individual is filming our property.
If the person making the recording or taking photos is an individual acting in a personal capacity, then it is unlikely their actions will be covered by the Privacy Act (if the person making the recording or photos was a business or company, the Privacy Act will apply).

 

This is because, generally speaking, information collected by private individuals in relation to their personal affairs does not come under the Privacy Act. However, this exemption does not apply where the collection or use of information would be highly offensive to the average person.


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MrWestie:

 

 

 

https://privacy.org.nz/further-resources/knowledge-base/view/45?t=59602_76994

 

A private individual is filming our property.
If the person making the recording or taking photos is an individual acting in a personal capacity, then it is unlikely their actions will be covered by the Privacy Act (if the person making the recording or photos was a business or company, the Privacy Act will apply).

 

This is because, generally speaking, information collected by private individuals in relation to their personal affairs does not come under the Privacy Act. However, this exemption does not apply where the collection or use of information would be highly offensive to the average person.

 

Going on a bit of a tangent here, I still wouldn't want my neighbour pointing a camera directly at my backyard, recording me mowing the lawn





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  # 1848657 18-Aug-2017 17:05
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Half my street my houses with outside cameras (including mine) and no one really cares. The sense of security is higher then sense of privacy. ALPR is cool and i have been meaning to do something to keep track of who is coming through my driveway.


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  # 1848675 18-Aug-2017 18:18
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t0ny:

 

Half my street my houses with outside cameras (including mine) and no one really cares.

 

 

But that's not the point. The point is what happens when someone decides they DO care.


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