PlateSmart’s ARES is the industry’s leading end-to-end solution for video analytics based on automatic license plate recognition (ALPR). A software-only product, ARES is hardware-agnostic and works with most video surveillance cameras currently available. ARES integrates seamlessly with any video management system (VMS) on the market, including ExacqVision by Exacq Technologies and VideoXpert by Pelco, turning any camera connected to these systems into an ALPR camera. ARES also includes a built-in programmable data retention policy feature. In addition, PlateSmart is in the process of adding a comprehensive audit trail feature with automatic redaction technology to ensure the integrity of stored data.