There is a revolution coming in terms of access control, security, and surveillance -- and automated license plate readers (ALPRs) are leading the charge. This technology is extremely safe and efficient, allowing corporations, municipalities and law enforcement professionals to actively scan up to several hundred license plates per minute. This information captured by networks of high-speed cameras is then quickly translated into machine-readable text that includes useful metadata such as the geographic location, time, and more. Once this information has been stored, it's readily accessible and corporations to charge tolls or parking fees to individuals that are skipping out on their fair share. While the base technology is well understood, there is a range of features that can cause the cost of ALPR systems to vary dramatically, from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands for a large or complex system. From the speed of the vehicles moving through your system to the storage capacity of the servers, here is a quick overview of the various factors that affect the price of ALPR systems.