|Automatic License Plate Recognition System|
Just spotted and photographed the latest addition to the Sheriff’s Office “Big Brother is Watching” arsenal – two trunk-mounted Automatic License Plate Recognition Systems have now been installed on some marked (photo) and unmarked cars.
Automatic License Plate Recognition System
The system has a camera on each side that optically character recognizes a license plate, then compares the license number to massive databases containing the license status of the registered car owner. According to Thomas M. Manson “Every now and then, a technology comes along that changes the way we do business. Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) systems will revolutionize law enforcement procedure by providing officers instant information about their contacts via the automobile license plate.”
Pinellas DUI Attorney