AlertSystems Respond to ANPR Aiding in Capture of Metal Thieves

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has responded to automatic number plate recognition aiding in the capture of scrap metal thieves.

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Scrap metal theft is a growing problem for businesses and can be incredibly disruptive as well as dangerous.

Dudley police managed to issue five notices in a seven hour operation in which five scrap yards were visited and four static Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) sites were set up around the region, reports Dudley News.

According to the article, motorbike officers pulled over drivers suspected to be carrying illegal loads of metal, with twenty-three vehicles stopped over the course of the operation.

Dudley News reports that five notices were issued overall, including a vehicle seizure for no insurance and two notices for vehicle defects.

AlertSystems are aware of the growing problem scrap metal theft is having on businesses and cites CCTV and ANPR Software as an effective way of tackling the problem.

A spokesperson from AlertSystems said:

“Scrap metal theft is a growing problem for businesses and can be incredibly disruptive as well as dangerous. While many police, such as the ones in Dudley, are increasingly using number plate recognition to identify criminals - ANPR can also be used by businesses to ensure only staff and approved vehicles may enter the premises or that you have vehicle details captured if a vehicle is suspected of suspicious behaviour.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. Alert Systems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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