Civica has been awarded a contract for the provision of a new hosted Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system to Dyfed-Powys Police. The five-year contract has been agreed in a bid to cut crime and costs, and improve internal ICT security.
The re-deployable hosted ANPR product enables the rapid deployment of cameras either to support strategic operations or to replace a fixed camera that is out of service. Permanent ANPR coverage of routes where a hardwired communications network is unavailable or too expensive will also be provided. The contract will step up the force from its current 34 traditional static cameras to 50 traditional and hosted ANPR sites.
Brian Mumby, ANPR manager at the force, said: “Here in Wales, wireless coverage can be inconsistent at the best of times; Civica gives us access to all of the major 3G networks so we’re secure in the knowledge that our ANPR cameras are live-streaming vital data back to headquarters 24/7. This technology is our bread and butter, particularly at a time when budgets and headcounts are under scrutiny.”