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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:13 PM
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After vandalism to U.K. to road camera's, police plan on setting up spy camer'as to watch the speed camera's.



Automatic Number Plate Recognition or ANPR is a technology that uses pattern recognition to 'read' vehicle number plates.

In simple terms ANPR cameras 'photograph' the number plates of the vehicles that pass them. This 'photograph' is then fed in a computer system to find out details about the driver and owner of the vehicle and details about the vehicle itself.

ANPR 'reads' Vehicle Registration Marks - more commonly known as number plates - from digital images, captured through cameras located either in a mobile unit, in-built in traffic vehicles or via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV).



Cambridgeshire Constabulary


I nearly fell over laughing when I read an article about this on another site, and decided to learn more about it, so I went to the link and anyways, it's pretty interesting.

I personally don't supp[ort this kind of thing as I consider it to be an intrusion of a peoples personal life, however since I'm American I guess I don't have to much of a valid opinion.


Comments, Opinions?




posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 09:10 PM
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Here were I live they just put cameras last year at intersections to make sure that whoever runs a red light get a nice bill at his/her door. Personally I think they're fine as long as they are used for that purpose.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 09:18 PM
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Red light cams and speeding cams are a great thing. They should be mandated at every intersection and crosswalk in a major metropolitan area. Surveying the surveilance is a good idea as well as those camera's are a little more expensive then your average digital camera. The surveilance surveilance would not be the uber expensive type of camera like the Speeding and Red light cams, they will probably be just a step above the regular digital cameras.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
After vandalism to U.K. to road camera's, police plan on setting up spy camer'as to watch the speed camera's.




First those cameras were not speed cameras they are cameras used to identify plates the article made it very clear.


ANPR 'reads' Vehicle Registration Marks - more commonly known as number plates
Same source as article.


ANPR cameras are NOT safety cameras - i.e. they are not in place to catch speeding motorists.
(Same source as the original)


We have cameras here mounted at intersections to catch those that run red lights and in some areas they are used to catch speeders. Nothing wrong with having another camera watching the other to catch vandals at least in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 10:25 PM
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cambridgeshire? isn't that where syd barrett now lives?


i oppose the use of sneeky-peepy cameras. we all know people drive like jerks and we all wish "the other guy would get theirs".....but that is the problem.....that is the mentality the powers that be rely upon to usher in a surveilliance state.

if this proliferation of cameras continues unabated, we will be so desensitised to government intrusion we will accept microchips and yes even living room and bedroom
cameras
don't think it'll go that far? where WILL we draw the line?
WE WON'T



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 12:16 AM
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Shots,

Sorry, part of what I wrote was'nt mentioned in that article, but on another site where I orgionally read it, the article that says the things is on
www.technovelgy.com.

I forgot to post the technovelgy article length with the cambridgeshire one.



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Shots,

Sorry, part of what I wrote was'nt mentioned in that article, but on another site where I orgionally read it, the article that says the things is on
www.technovelgy.com.


No big deal. Even the 2nd site makes a distinction bewteen the two making it clear they are not used for the same purpose.


According to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, police are installing secret spy cameras - to watch the speed cameras. The new cams are placed on street lamps, road signs and telephone poles hundreds of meters from the speed cameras that are under surveillance.






[edit on 3/24/2006 by shots]



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