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Old 05-06-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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*sigh* no, as I said, they look temporary and are on thin poles, does anyone even read what I write?.
*sigh*

We all made assumptions based on your description.

Relax, man...

Traffic count cameras, maybe?

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Old 05-06-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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Traffic count and vehicle flow cameras?

https://tracsistraffic.com/home/traf...vehicle-flows/
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Those are most likely ALPRs, Automatic License Plate Readers

They're all over the place now. I'm really curious what they're primarily used for, it seems really unnecessary and kind of creepy. Most likely the data is hosted with a private company and there's a good chance they can or will be able to sell that info.
The horizontal camera in the picture is an ALPR
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The horizontal camera in the picture is an ALPR
Yup. Just look at any decently major intersection in Atlanta. They are there. I don't know why there needs to be so many of them

I don't mind the ones that sit on the back of police cars because they can use that data to take action. But what is the real point of permanent ones? Maybe it helps if they are actively pursuing a car, they get a hit and know to check out that area? But I've never heard them mention the permanent ones used as a tool to actively use to fight crime.

All I know is that if I commit a crime, I'm getting on that tag applied for BS. Track me now, suckas!
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I don't mind the ones that sit on the back of police cars because they can use that data to take action. But what is the real point of permanent ones? Maybe it helps if they are actively pursuing a car, they get a hit and know to check out that area? But I've never heard them mention the permanent ones used as a tool to actively use to fight crime.

All I know is that if I commit a crime, I'm getting on that tag applied for BS. Track me now, suckas!
Norcross has. In a couple instances, they were able to track the cars via the plates coming and going into the city to narrow down the suspect list.

Besides Norcross and Brookhaven, any other cities have a full ALPR setup in their limits?
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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Yup. Just look at any decently major intersection in Atlanta. They are there. I don't know why there needs to be so many of them

I don't mind the ones that sit on the back of police cars because they can use that data to take action. But what is the real point of permanent ones? Maybe it helps if they are actively pursuing a car, they get a hit and know to check out that area? But I've never heard them mention the permanent ones used as a tool to actively use to fight crime.

All I know is that if I commit a crime, I'm getting on that tag applied for BS. Track me now, suckas!
Facial recognition, tiki. ShotSpotter. Big Data. Our Watchers have many tools in their toolbox.
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