Safety in the traffic of Burkina Faso has been a challenging problem, and as such a major point on the governmental agenda of this African country the past decade. As part of a multi-disciplinary approach towards increasing the efficiency and safety in the transportation network, Burkina Faso has implemented a wide-area video surveillance system.
For the analytics of the video in this system, Q-Free has delivered the Intrada ALPR automatic license plate recognition software, covering 90 traffic cameras in and around the city of Ouagadougou. This allows more efficient analysis of the huge amount of footage, enabling vehicle tracking and automatically comparing passing traffic with lists of registration numbers being searched for. Intrada has been delivered through one of our OEM partners who have integrated the ALPR software as OEM component in their own video management system.