Licence Plate Recognition In Action

“Our control room received an alert from a state-of-the-art licence plate recognition system placed at a client (a well-known shopping centre) that a wanted vehicle had entered the premises. The data provided indicated they were highly suspected of criminal activity, and that SAPS was to stop and search them, but as of yet no evidence was available to link them to a crime. Security forces in the area were promptly dispatched with a description of the vehicle and occupants, who were found shortly afterwards and detained. SAPS attended the scene, and drugs and drug paraphernalia were subsequently found, leading to the arrest of the suspects. A great team effort ending in the prevention of what was almost certainly a crime in the making!”

“While covering your face with a newspaper definitely hides your identity, it’s no good if you’re not being tracked by your face …”