Security Manufacturer Sues US State Over LPR Restrictions

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Feb 18, 2014

LPR is the most successful video analytic in security, so successful that it is increasingly becoming ubiquitous. With a hundred million plus licenses plates being scanned annually, companies are bundling this information for data mining and tracking but this is raising serious security concerns. Now it has become a legal battle between security companies and state governments who are banning the technology.

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