While all number plates passing a camera are captured, only if this plate is present on a database of known Vehicles of Interest (for instance the SAPS Unicode database of stolen and wanted vehicles) will an alert be generated to the security company.
What software is being used?
A software known as License Plate Recognition (LPR) is used which triggers the alerts. Once they receive this alert, they are able to access the feed, which is authenticated through our firewalled network, in real-time. Whilst the monitoring company is able to rewind, fast forward and playback, they are unable to download and store the footage.
Licence plate numbers are not tracked unless they are involved in a verified incident.
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