Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Access Control
LeftNav
Alarms
LeftNav
Biometrics
LeftNav
Detection
LeftNav
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Government Programmes
LeftNav
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
LeftNav
Industrial Computing Security
LeftNav
IT Security
LeftNav
Physical Security
LeftNav
Surveillance
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
 
News

ANPR for Mexican border crossing

Perceptics : 24 October, 2008  (Application Story)
RFID document verification combined with number plate recognition enables improved security at border crossing between USA and Mexico in Arizona
ANPR for Mexican border crossing
Enhanced technology being installed at US border crossings under a high-priority border security initiative includes upgraded license plate reader (LPR) systems and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers for new Passport Cards, Enhanced Driver's Licenses, and other secure documents, according to Perceptics which is providing the new equipment via a sub-contract with Unisys.

The upgrades at the northern and southern land borders are part of the US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), which designates a limited set of secure documents acceptable for entry into the United States, while incorporating the latest security technology at land ports of entry. The new technology makes it possible for CBP officers to improve border security while expediting border crossings.

Initial lanes have been installed and approved on the Canadian border at Blaine, Wash., and on the Mexican border at Nogales with installations at other crossings along those borders scheduled for completion in mid-2009.

"Perceptics will supply the LPR technology to accurately identify vehicles on the border," said Tip Underwood, partner and delivery executive for the Customs and Maritime Security Practice of Unisys Federal Systems. "Their product provides a key component for enhancing border security."

Under the subcontract, Perceptics is providing a large-scale site survey, design, installation, training and other services, including the operations and maintenance of LPR systems for the next five years at high-traffic land ports of entry. This will provide CBP the capability of 95 percent full plate read and 99 percent vehicle license plate detection capabilities. This new equipment captures an image of the front and rear license plate and provides real-time vehicle information to the CBP network.

The LPR systems are being integrated with the RFID hardware for reading the new WHTI-compliant Passport Cards, Enhanced Driver's Licenses, and Trusted Traveler program cards, making it possible for the first time to integrate data on vehicles and passengers.

The Perceptics LPR system uniquely captures the state and province identification and supports the addition of any new license plate designs from the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Important to the northern and southern borders, the LPR will operate in all environmental conditions.

"The Department of Homeland Security and the US Congress should be commended for having the foresight to upgrade the license plate reader system and to integrate the passenger ID system," said John Dalton, president of Perceptics, based in Knoxville, Tenn. "Threats to national security are real and constant, and it is essential that we continue to advance the technology necessary to detect those threats. With these new border applications, the authorities will have more of the information they need, and they'll have it faster than ever."
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProSecurityZone.com
Netgains Logo