ELSAG® ALPR Radar Trailers and Message Boards



Leonardo turns radar trailers and variable message board trailers into ELSAG Plate Hunter systems

Get the benefits of speed monitoring or variable messaging and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) in one mobile solution. Leonardo transforms standard radar trailers or variable message boards into powerful tools that identify license plates connected to auto theft, child predators, warrants, speeding, uninsured vehicles, revoked driving privileges, parole violators and more. 

“I’ve used ELSAG LPR all over the state. LPR data captured with ELSAG plate readers have identified vehicle travel patterns and helped us prevent crime."

Trooper N., TX DPS

Radar trailers, armed with state-of-the-art plate reader cameras, are transforming the realm of public safety and are powerful tools for criminal investigations, traffic management and more. Their ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems makes them an invaluable asset for police departments and authorities across the nation.

But what truly sets these radar trailers apart is their adaptability. Available in fully covert or semi-covert models, they can be customized to suit the specific needs of any operation. Whether discreetly monitoring high-risk areas or actively deterring potential offenders, these trailers offer a wide range of options to address various safety concerns.

The plate reader data captured is a treasure trove for law enforcement agencies. Timestamps, GPS coordinates, and crystal-clear license plate images provide crucial evidence that can be instrumental in solving crimes and tracking down suspects. ELSAG license plate readers also capture vehicle make, type, and color, allowing for even more comprehensive investigations.

Available in fully covert or semi covert models, with or without radar components. 

The alarm data includes:

  • Date/time stamps
  • GPS coordinates
  • Image of the license plate
  • Vehicle make, type and color

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ELSAG LPR Systems Benefits

icon-data-managementData Management

Plate reader systems can be mounted in stationary locations at a specific area of interest throughout a jurisdiction or deployed on a vehicle or radar trailer for a portable solution. Data collected from the fixed cameras is sent to the ELSAG Enterprise Operations Center™ (EOC), where it can be stored for query and analysis or compared in real time to a variety of hot and white lists for enforcement purposes. Officers are alerted when a specific plate has been identified.

icon-list-matchHot and White List Matches

Cameras, a processing unit and proprietary software allow operators to capture images of license plates and instantly compare them with millions of hot and white list records to identify vehicles of interest. Hot and white lists may be updated manually or wirelessly.


A network of LPR cameras throughout a community can assist in a variety of safety initiatives, such as finding missing persons, providing access to residents and guests of an HOA, identifying traffic patterns to reduce congestion, assisting police officers in criminal investigations and collecting tolls for bridges, tunnels and tollways.

The Leonardo Advantage 

Partnering with Leonardo not only gives you access to the most advanced, field-tested ALPR technology available, it also gives you peace of mind. Why? Because we stand committed to providing the superior service and technology our global customers expect from us. 

The Leonardo Advantage is our commitment to you, built on the strength of these four pillars:

Product Ecosystem  As the world changes, so do we. Our ever-growing ecosystem of license plate readers and the most robust ALPR data management software in the industry includes a variety of options—including mobile, fixed, solar-powered, and custom solutions that stand the test of time. The best part? They all work seamlessly with each other to create a safety net in your community.

Data Privacy  Our data privacy policies protect your ALPR data and the rights of individuals. You own your ALPR data – we will never access it, share it with a third party or sell it.

Responsive Support  As your partner we’re here for you 24/7/365. We’ll help keep your plate reader systems operational, train end-users, ensure software licenses don’t expire, and we also invite opportunities to discuss how to leverage your ALPR investment to aid other missions and challenges.

Financing Options  We understand the challenges involved when purchasing new technology. So we give our customers options. Whether you choose to purchase upfront, finance over multiple years or subscribe annually, we will work with you to find the solution that fits your budget.

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ELSAG® ALPR Technology: Raising the Bar

Leonardo is absolutely committed to developing ALPR innovations, but we’re also focused on advancing our existing ecosystem of ALPR products. How do we continue to improve the most rugged, most responsive and most reliable ALPR solutions in the industry? 

We listen to the needs, challenges and suggestions of our ALPR end-users in law enforcement, parking management, security and other industries, to identify new features and solutions that will increase their productivity and further aid their missions.

Our engineers love a new challenge — from research and development to quality control to rigorous field testing. And when it all culminates into successful trial runs, we roll out the improved version to the world, to better support vehicle-related missions and safer communities everywhere. Working together raises the bar faster.

Discover how easy it is to implement and maintain an ELSAG ALPR System.

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