The most advanced AUTOMATIC LICENSE
PLATE READERS (ALPR) available. Aiding Law Enforcement with public
safety solutions and vehicle-related crimes by reading 1,800 license
plates a minute, more accurately than any other ALPR/ANPR system
Three Putnam County deputies and one MPH-900 Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system find suspect vehicle near vandalism crime scene which leads to the arrests of two males with more probable.
Decked out, futuristic police car at the Metro Area Traffic Safety Council in Oklahoma City, displays ELSAG's automatic license plate recognition technology (ALPR) which accurately read the state's license plates despite their challenging colors and lettering.
A routine traffic stop of a 4-Runner for expired registration and insurance led to the confiscation of $100,000 of drug money. ELSAG's Automatic License Plate Recognition technology credited with aiding the resolution.
Several local and state law enforcement agencies, aided by the MPH-900 Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology, worked together to find the missing woman in Ulster County. She was taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie for observation.
The plate readers are different from red-light or speed cameras, which issue traffic tickets and are tools for deterrence and enforcement. The readers are an investigative tool, capturing a picture of every license plate that passes by and instantly analyzing them against a database filled with cars wanted by police.
Highway LPR cameras helped catch a suspected killer in Georgetown Tuesday. Georgetown police say the suspect was driving into town, heading north on Highway 17 when ELSAG's LPR cameras captured a picture of his license plate. The picture of that license plate led directly to the arrest.
The cameras [ELSAG MPH-900 and FPH-900] have provided clues in homicide cases and other serious crimes. But they have been used in lesser offenses, too. With them, stolen cars have been identified, located and returned. The cameras have uncovered unregistered vehicles and those with stolen license plates. They can pinpoint fugitives from out of state who are linked to specific automobiles.
An [ELSAG] License Plate Recognition system installed in one of the department's cruisers can read up to 1,800 license plates a minute, and in an instant return information about the registered owner. A reading on a registered owner with a suspended license, expired vehicle registration or an active arrest warrant instantly triggers an alarm on the in-cruiser laptop.
It's a system that works faster than ever before. The scans can detect stolen plates and stolen cars in your community. It's called a Mobile Plate Hunter 900 (MPH-900), and it's helping officers track down offenders from all 50 states.
The Town of Colonie Police Department is the first agency in New York State to enforce Leandra's Law, a felony for drunk driving with children in the vehicle, through the operation of the Mobile Plate Hunter.
Police Officer Jeff Tripp patrols on Aug. 10, 2006, using Mobile Plate Hunter 900. That's a $20,000 machine that detects stolen cars or unregistered license plates with the two digital cameras on the top of the car. A computer is connected to the cameras. Tripp was honored this week for issuing 1,330 a tickets in a year.
The license plate reader being used is ELSAG North America Law Enforcement Systems’ “Mobile Plate Hunter-900” (MPH-900), and each device equips a police cruiser with three different cameras. One of the cameras is positioned to face away from the cruiser at a 90-degree angle, while a second is deployed at the front left corner of the vehicle (to scan oncoming traffic for front-facing license plates), and a third camera is positioned at the rear left (to scan vehicles after they have passed).
According to Clearwater police, an officer on patrol in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 23106 U.S. Highway 19 N Thursday was using the new license plate reader when the system hit on a stolen license plate.
Second, she said the department has invested heavily in technology. For example, in recent years, police have expanded their network of neighborhood surveillance cameras, employed Shot Spotter technology that recognizes the sound of gunfire and alerts authorities, and just recently installed license-plate recognition sensors that scan the plates of passing cars and compares them to a national database of stolen vehicles.
"It has been described as a force multiplier, and we have found that to be true," he said. "It (the MPH-900 LPR System] allows us to do our job better and more efficiently. That is an advantage to the taxpayer. We are allowed to do more with less."
The relatively simple technology consists of cameras, either mounted on police cars or at a stationary location, capable of capturing and processing more than 100,000 license plate images an hour. Plate numbers are automatically run against "hot list" databases of stolen, suspicious or crime-related vehicles, said Capt. Kevin Reardon of the Arlington, Va., Police Department.
The Mobile Plate Hunter system works in tandem with the plate-reader cameras. The system scans every license plate it passes, on both sides of the car and at varying angles. The reader will still register a clear picture, even if a car passes going 40 miles per hour. The images are digitally processed and immediately scanned against a constantly updated Department of Motor Vehicles database that alerts on things like stolen vehicles, suspended registrations, or stolen license plates. It can also hunt out full or partial plates of vehicles known to have been involved in criminal activity.
"These two new technologically advanced, best-in-class systems will further enhance the ability of police officers to safely and efficiently protect Americans and reduce crime," said Mark Windover, President and CEO of ELSAG North America.
"ELSAG is committed to offering its digital cameras to the UK law enforcement market," said Mark Windover, president and CEO of ELSAG. "As part of this continued commitment we are pleased to announce that we have submitted to and passed all of the tests with flying colours which will help us to also better serve our existing customer base."
Automatic License Plate Reader is also known
by the following terms: ALPR, LPR Technolog, License Plate Recognition,
License Plate Camera, Car Plate Reader, Automatic Number Plate Reader, ANPR. For
more information about
ELSAG's MPH-900 digital Automatic License Plate Reader technology, contact us
at 1-877-77-ELSAG (35724).