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Monitoring Matters

Discovered at DEFCON 27: automated license plate readers (ALPRs) being hoodwinked by clothing

August 14, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

It seems Joe Public is shouting “privacy here, privacy there, privacy everywhere,” as people are pushing back against certain technologies that could, or people believe could, misidentify them and track, monitor and record their actions, or be the catalyst to their personal information and identity being stolen. It's a double-edged sword really; people want to use the technology to ensure safety and security, but at the same time, they want no interference with their privacy. It's all...

ALPR, automated license plate reader, Data privacy, DEFCON, License Plate Readers, LPR, privacy


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Suppliers

A decade of success for iluminar

February 8, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

IRVINE, Calif—Last month signified a decade in the security business world for iluminar, a manufacturer and supplier of IR and white light illuminators, and license plate recognition products. Ten years is quite a feat, considering less than approximately 30 percent of all small businesses — defined as “those with fewer than 500 employees” — in the U.S. survive for that length of time.Co-owners Eddie Reynolds and Joni Hamasaki “met at a previous company we both...

Eddie Reynolds, Iluminar, Joni Hamasaki, license plate recognition, LPR, white light illuminators


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On The Editor's Desk

PlateSmart to take LPR to the cloud

May 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

I spoke with John Chigos, CEO of license plate recognition provider PlateSmart, which bills itself as the only “software only LPR solution.” It's a newer company that got its start at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. “That was our beta,” Chigos said. Chigos officially introduced the product to the market in 2013 and it's now deployed in locations such as the Port of Tamp, Florida hospitals, a large fashion house (for use at its distribution points, in traffic...

ARES, cloud-based, John Chigos, license plate recognition, LPR, PlateSmart


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Also Noted

LPR helps Georgia police solve homicide

October 1, 2013SSN Staff

LIVERMORE, Calif.—Police in Cobb County, Georgia say a license plate reader from Vigilant Solutions helped them solve a homicide, Vigilant announced Oct. 1. Police ran the license plate of a missing person's car through the Vigilant LPR database, which turned up an out-of-town sighting, said Cobb County Police Department Sgt. Larry Szeniawski. Police then turned to security camera footage and saw acquaintances of the missing person, Szeniawski said.  One of the two later confessed to murder,...

LPR, sgt. larry szeniawski, shawn smith, vigilant solutions


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Suppliers

3VR partners with HTS

December 15, 2010Martha Entwistle

SAN FRANCISCO–3VR Security, an intelligent analytics and search solution provider, on Dec. 1 announced a partnership with High-Tech Solutions (HTS), a provider of license-plate recognition technology.   3VR was looking for the “very best license-plate recognition analytics” to combine with its video search engine for use in airports and other public facilities, said Aisling MacRunnels, CMO for 3VR. HTS's solutions are currently used in the U.S. and overseas for scanning and identifying...

3VR, Aisling MacRunnels, High-Tech Solutions, HTS, LPR


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