Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) customer, announced Wednesday that crime in the city dropped 5.5 percent in 2013. Chief Rodney Monroe credits the department’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), which opened last March and monitors more than a hundred NDI-RS automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras along with other technology, with making a significant impact on the decrease in crime.
The RTCC supports patrol units and investigators throughout the city, helping them respond to crimes and providing intelligence to assist with investigations. Monroe stated that the RTCC’s technology was used in more than 800 investigations in 2013, leading to over 400 arrests. CMPD purchased NDI-RS ALPR cameras with federal grants from when the city hosted the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
The NDI-RS ALPR technology is overseen from the RTCC, a 24-hour command center staffed by trained detectives who provide the CMPD’s field officers with real-time crime analysis and visual reconnaissance. RTCC officers can provide field officers with alerts and background information on suspect vehicles based on license plate information, as well as monitoring situations using video cameras, document criminal activity, and track fleeing suspects.
“NDI Recognition Systems is very proud of the role our license plate recognition solutions have played in helping the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department fight crime,” said NDI-RS president Alan Quinn. “We continue to support the CMPD, and we are pleased that our ALPR systems provide strategic intelligence that helps protect the citizens of Charlotte.”
About NDI Recognition Systems:
NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) is a global provider of automated license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and critical infrastructure security, as well as other market sectors. With an installed base in over 40 countries, NDI-RS designs and manufactures turn-key, end-to-end LPR solutions including mobile, fixed, and covert installations. The company designs and manufactures rugged mobile processors; advanced camera technology, video acquisition cards, and the plate recognition engine; VeriPlate and VeriPark mobile applications; and the VISCE (Vehicle Intelligence Server and Communications Engine) back office for intelligence generation and all administration functionality. NDI-RS also offers exceptional full-service installation, commissioning, and ongoing supporting services wherever in the world our customers are.