Recent Posts From [Donna Murphy]

ALPR Success Story: Shoutout to the Horseheads Police Department in New York

Horseheads_NYPSometimes, you're in the right place at the right time with your ALPR system—like this one officer in Horseheads, NY, who was tipped off during a routine sweep. The incident lead to not just one, but two arrests. 

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in Stolen vehicle recovery, drug arrest

“Our LPR has had a huge impact on daily patrol”: Cayuga County Detective Sal Aprile

As much as the team behind Leonardo’s ELSAG ALPR systems could tell you about the proven benefits of automatic license plate recognition, nothing compares to hearing from those who utilize the technology day in and day out.

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So we recently checked in on the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office in Auburn, NY. Motivated by cost and time savings, as well as efficiency, the office acquired their first affixed ALPR systems in 2014 through grant funds.

Below are the collective responses of the office’s members who have vehicles equipped with an ALPR system. Take a look at their thoughts on the technology, how they’ve put it to work, and what they think is the nicest feature.

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in alpr system, LPR, Missing Person, license plate recognition

Your Traffic, Safety, and Security Grant Roundup: December 2018

Ask any agency how they were able to afford their ALPR technology, and chances are they'll say through grant funds. So every so often here on the blog, we’ll bring you the latest list of available grants by state and their upcoming deadlines. Click through for details—and if you ever have any questions for our team at Leonardo on affordability or our ELSAG ALPR systems, never hesitate to reach out.

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in grant funding, Law enforcement grants, ELSAG

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

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

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