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Police network tracks vehicles

geezEr | 22.11.2005 06:54 | Technology

The BBC has reported that West Yorkshire police have acknowledged the use of a CCTV tracking network in the apprehension of the suspect killers of WPC Beshenivsky.

A network of CCTV cameras linked to a database of registration numbers automatically alerted officers to the getaway vehicle's route across Bradford.

When a car is entered on the system it will 'ping' whenever it passes one of the CCTV cameras which makes it a lot easier to track than waiting for visual identification to be confirmed.



Register article...

22.11.2005 09:17

The Register carried this last week:

Gatso 2: rollout of UK's '24x7 vehicle movement database' begins

A "24x7 national vehicle movement database" that logs everything on the UK's roads and retains the data for at least two years is now being built, according to an Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) strategy document leaked to the Sunday Times. The system, which will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), and will be overseen from a control centre in Hendon, London, is a sort of 'Gatso 2' network, extending. enhancing and linking existing CCTV, ANPR and speedcam systems and databases.

The control centre is intended to go live in April of next year, and is intended to be processing 50 million number plates a day by year end....