Marco Island in Florida has installed license plate recognition cameras at each bridge leading to the less than 25-square-mile island. The cameras will scan license plates of all drivers going on and off the island. The camera software takes pictures of each vehicle that goes by, logging the date and the time.
The Marco Island Police Department has said that the license plate recognition system will help track down stolen vehicles, find missing children and identify unlicensed or uninsured drivers.
As reported by Wink News, the Marco Island Police have already used the new security technology to help the Collier County Sheriff’s Office find a missing teen with autism.