Austin Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers
|Agency||Austin Police Department|
|Technology||Automated License Plate Readers|
The Austin Police Department purchased automated license plate readers in 2016 from Vigilant Solutions for $50,000, and expanded that system for an estimated $350,000.
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Automated license plate readers are cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that capture every license plate that passes. The data is uploaded to searchable databases with the time, date, and GPS coordinates.