An access control system for a restricted area that is designed to automatically detect vehicles without authorization. The system solely relies on cameras, identifying authorized vehicles based on their license plate numbers. Upon detecting an unauthorized vehicle, the system promptly generates a notification and documents the event in the form of a digital violation record. The definition of authorization allows for the input of not only the license plate number but also other vehicle characteristics (such as the manufacturer or country of origin). It is also possible to define complex rules for controlling authorizations, depending on factors like the time, day of the week, user group, and more.