The University of Florida Police Department is installing license plate recognition technology on campus and will partner with the Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office that is currently using the technology to share information for aiding in investigations, responding to incidents, etc.
University and college campuses are changing. The increase in ride-share and food delivery services means that there are more unauthorized and unidentified people accessing these spaces than ever before. While these services provide tremendous benefits to the university population, they can also raise security concerns.
The University of Central Florida implemented a policy of using license plate readers(LPRs) to track students' vehicles in order to "support the UCF Police Department's efforts to prevents and solve crimes," said an email from UCFPD Chief Carl Metzger.
Safe driving practices are undoubtedly proven to reduce traffic and pedestrian accidents, which makes roadways safer for all. Abiding by local traffic laws can also keep your car insurance down, as moving traffic violations can dramatically increase your rates, or lead to possible license suspension or revocation. Traffic detection technology just got a whole lot smarter as the result of powerful new surveillance analytics that are about to hit the streets.
Officials would have a say in the policies that govern surveillance tools and would get annual reports on them – including what data was shared, with whom, where surveillance happened, whether complaints resulted, and information about costs and data breaches.