Licence Plate recognition to be implemented 

2017-09-26 06:00
Photo: SuppliedMembers from the Mariannhill Park community stand together in support of the initiative.

Photo: SuppliedMembers from the Mariannhill Park community stand together in support of the initiative.

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A LOCAL security company has embarked on a project that is set to improve the safety and security of local residents. Fidelity ADT will be implementing state-of-the-art Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras in the Mariannhill Park community over the next few months, which they believe will make a significant difference to the safety of the general public.

“The LPR cameras make use of smart analytics by collecting and analysing data. The insightful system gathers knowledge of its environment by analysing behaviour that occurs in its viewing. Once the camera detects unusual activity it alerts the 24 hour operator in the monitoring centre, who is then able to take relevant action. LPR technology is able to capture a picture of passing traffic and identify a registration number seen in its view.
“This information is then matched to the SAPS national database to detect suspicious or stolen vehicles,” explains Fidelity ADT district community development manager, Rian Buys.

The Mariannhill Park Neighbourhood Watch chairman Brian Mills is equally excited regarding the planned LPR deployment.
“We are delighted with the initiative and would like to thank Fidelity ADT for their commitment towards making our community safer. It is only through innovations such as LPR that we are able to stay one step ahead of criminal activity within our footprint. I would like to encourage all residents to support the service provider as these LPR cameras can make a huge difference to the safety of our community.”

Fidelity ADT are appealing to the public to get involved and to show their support in order to roll out more LPR cameras across the footprint. “It is only through the community’s buy-in that we can achieve our joint objectives in the fight against crime,” adds Buys.

If you would like to know how you can get involved please contact Megan Cook or call her on 031 716 5523.




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