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  • ? Cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that are used to track license plates.
  • ? Video cameras that police attach to their uniforms to record interactions with the public.
  • ? A voluntary registry of privacy security cameras people have installed on their properties.
  • ? Devices that masquerade as legitimate cell-phone towers to surveillance people's phones.
  • ? Remote-controlled aerial vehicles that police use to gather footage from the sky.
  • ? Software that can identify or verify the identity of an individual using their face.
  • ? Intelligence centers that enable information sharing between local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal agencies.
  • ? A system of acoustic sensors mounted on street lights or on the sides of buildings that passively listen for gunshots.
  • ? Software that suggests neighborhoods or individuals for further law enforcement attention.
  • ? Real-Time Crime Centers are hubs where police ingest and analyze surveillance video, intelligence, and data from a number of sources in real-time.
  • ? Police negotiate partnerships with Ring to promote home surveillance devices and neighborhood watch app to private residents.
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Tuscaloosa Police Department Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County AL Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Tuscaloosa Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

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Agency: Tuscaloosa Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

The Tuscaloosa Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Tuscaloosa Police Department Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County AL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Tuscaloosa Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Tuscaloosa Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Tuscaloosa Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.