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Three Things You Should Know About Your License Plate Reader Data

You have no doubt heard a lot about data in the news recently. Between massive data breaches, corporate accounts being hacked and cyber attacks, it is easy to see why people are concerned about just how their data is stored and who has access to it. 

At Leonardo, we value our customer's trust and are committed to protecting their interests. Our license plate recognition cameras and solutions collect data that enable you to reduce crime in your communities, provide evidence in investigations, alert you to speed violators and assist in locating missing persons and stolen property.

So, with all of that data being collected, how do you know it is safe?

Here are three things you should know if you currently use license plate readers or are thinking about using them in the future:

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in ALPR, privacy of data, license plate data, LPR, cloud storage

New technology helps police spot stolen cars, license plates

By Kay Dimanche, KOAT7 ABC

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| Author Guest Author, tagged in ALPR, community safety, news article, mobile plate hunter, law enforcement, LPR, ELSAG, license plate recognition

WHAT DO LICENSE PLATE READERS HAVE TO DO WITH SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY?

School's out for the summer but school zone safety is always a top concern for law enforcement, civic leaders and, perhaps to the greatest extent, parents and students. Beyond the crimes that can occur within school buildings, there is a need to keep the surrounding areas safe as well.

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in Fixed ALPR, speed enforcement

Big News: Two tech Products Just Released for ELSAG ALPR Customers

After years of research and development, we are proud to announce the release of two innovative technology solutions: the ELSAG Make,Type and Color Recognition software (MTC) and the ELSAG Cloud Storage Solution (ECSS).  

Both products are now available to ELSAG ALPR users.

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| Author Nate Maloney, tagged in ALPR, alpr data, LPR, ELSAG, MTC, cloud storage

Patrol Car Rolls Over, Deputy and  ALPR Cameras are Fine

 A deputy in Boone County Missouri was involved in a serious accident in December which caused his patrol car to roll several times. Thankfully, the deputy and the other driver were unhurt, according to David Alexander, operations analyst for the Boone County Sheriff's Office. 

Alexander was also surprised to find that the three ALPR cameras affixed to the roof of the patrol car were still fully functional after the wreck and will be reinstalled onto another vehicle this spring. 

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in ALPR, mobile plate hunter, LPR, ELSAG

License Plate Cameras Locate Missing Arizona Man

An Arizona man who had been reported missing and endangered in Phoenix, Arizona, was located and rescued in Freeport, New York, last week thanks to the town’s fixed automatic license plate reader (ALPR) system.

As reported by Newsday.com, the man drove past part of the system that circles the village. The system alerted police that the man was reported missing and may be in need of assistance. Officer Robert Salisbury was able to locate the driver and get him the medical attention he needed.

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in ALPR, LPR, Fixed ALPR, Missing Person, ELSAG

News: Mobile License Plate Reader Improves Law Enforcement Efficiency

A mobile license plate reading system that the Salisbury Township (Pa.) Police Department implemented last year has generated “incredible law enforcement dividends and helped make driving safer for those who travel Salisbury Township roads and highways.”

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| Author ELSAG, tagged in news article, mobile plate hunter, law enforcement

3 Tips To Ensure Your License Plate Data Complies With Jurisdictional Guidelines

When it comes to license plate data, you have to follow your local compliance regulations, which are designed to to ensure users have authorization and a legitimate purpose for accessing the ALPR data.

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| Author ELSAG, tagged in privacy of data, license plate data, compliance regulations

4 ALPR Technology Support Questions To Ask About Before Partnering

License plate reader software and hardware are powerful technology solutions, but to get the most out of them you need the right customer and tech support.

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| Author ELSAG, tagged in tech support, customer support, warranty program

Why Officer Feedback Should Guide ALPR System Features

ALPR technology is one of the most important tools in an officer’s tool belt. That’s why it’s critical to work with an ALPR system provider that refines product features based on officer feedback.

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| Author Nate Maloney, tagged in alpr system, alpr technology, customer feedback, product refinement