Chennai, April 27 (IANS): Vellore District Police have installed Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at border checkpoints to automatically detect violators.
These cameras will capture the photograph of vehicle license plates and analyze the data already entered into the system. ANPR cameras will read the license plates and transfer the data to the data analyzer which will identify whether the vehicle that passed through the checkpoint was stolen or not.
Vellore District Police Superintendent Rajesh Kannan in an interview with IANS said: “ANPR cameras are a valuable asset in locating stolen vehicles as well as vehicles that have previously been used for ANPR cameras will capture the license plate and feed the details to data analysis which will provide a report on whether the vehicle was stolen or even used for the crime.”
The policeman specified that two cameras will be installed at each border control post. It should be noted that the Vellore District Police has checkpoints at Christianpet, Mutharasikuppam, Pathirapally, Sainagunta and Paratharami.
Police said the stolen vehicles were being used by criminal gangs to smuggle items, including sand and this ANPR camera, and the system will help catch the culprits.
Sources from the home department of Tamil Nadu told IANS that the project will be rolled out statewide after a few more days of analyzing the current situation.