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Public safety beefed up with new license plate readers at the airport

Posted On: August 4, 2020

The Volusia County Council has approved the purchase of three license plate recognition (LPR) camera systems that will alert officials if stolen or wanted vehicles drive into Daytona Beach International Airport.

The stationary systems will be posted at tactical vantage points around the airport, where they will read the license tag of passing vehicles to see if they’re wanted by law enforcement. With an instantaneous search of various law enforcement databases, the beefed up security measure will generate real-time alerts if a tag matches a wanted vehicle.

The county is buying the equipment and service contract from NDI Recognition Systems of Winter Springs for $130,553. The County Council unanimously approved the purchase as part of the consent agenda for Tuesday’s council meeting. The license plate readers will tie into the same systems that are used by multiple law enforcement agencies around the state, including the Volusia Sheriff’s Office, Daytona Beach Police Department, Port Orange Police Department and Orange City Police Department.

“These additional LPR sites will improve public safety and law enforcement efficiencies by integrating with the existing countywide system to expand coverage of license plate scans for stolen or wanted vehicles,” states a memo accompanying Tuesday’s County Council agenda. “These systems are fully integrated and provide an increased radius for real-time data sharing.”