ELSAG ALPR Blog

“Our LPR has had a huge impact on daily patrol”: Cayuga County Sheriff's

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Our ELSAG LICENSE PLATE READERS

From our extremely knowledgeable sales team to our 24/7 technology support team, we’re always on call and happy to talk you through any questions or comments you might have as you research automatic license plate recognition systems. That said, we completely understand that sometimes you’re short on time, and all you might want are answers to some very specific questions.

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| Author Julio Valcarcel, tagged in alpr system, alpr technology, license plate data, license plate recognition

Why Your Agency Can’t Afford to NOT Have A License Plate Recognition System

There’s a reason local news stories these days often cover the acquisition of license plate recognition cameras—like this one out of Manatee County, Florida or this one in Laurie, Missouri—and that’s because this specific purchase is an absolute game-changer for anyone living and working in that area.

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| Author Julio Valcarcel, tagged in ALPR, alpr system, community safety, officer safety, ELSAG, 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

5 Facts About Leonardo & Our ALPR Systems That Set Us Apart

Leonardo Team

There’s no question that investing in an Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system is one of the smartest moves you can make to transform the daily operations of your law enforcement agency. Between helping your team recover stolen vehicles and license plates, securing large public venues, making school zones safer, and more efficiently tracking down criminals, the virtually limitless benefits completely outweigh the cost. But like with any major purchase, you no doubt want to review your options—and here at Leonardo, we understand our ELSAG ALPR system isn't the only one in the business.

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| Author Julio Valcarcel, tagged in alpr technology, customer support, license plate data, cloud storage

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