Mobile ANPR/ALPR Cameras Help Police Identify Stolen Vehicles in Brazil

The cameras scan the traffic environment and automatically detect and capture searched vehicles on the go, helping the fight against vehicle theft and other crimes.

About the client

State Military Police of Espírito Santo

The Military Police of Espírito Santo (PMES) is one of the military police forces in Brazil responsible for ostensive policing in the State of Espírito Santo. Its Headquarters of the General Command (QCG) is located in the city of Vitória, the capital of the State.

The Military Police of the state of Espiríto Santo, Brazil, recently upgraded their patrol cars with a portable license plate reading system. Developed by our Brazilian integrator partner Lasertech, the solution features MicroCAM ANPR cameras by Adaptive Recognition.

The mobile ANPR/ALPR cameras allow patrolling units to identify searched vehicles on the go. Essentially, the solution contributes to the fight against vehicle theft and other crimes. Attached to the roof of police patrol cars, the cameras scan the traffic environment and automatically detect surrounding vehicles. They capture images of every single vehicle that passes their field of vision. Then, they immediately transform these images into ANPR/ALPR data. A mobile computer unit inside the vehicle receives this data instantly and cross-checks it against police databases, flagging any inconsistencies.

The system points out any administrative irregularities related to the vehicle documentation, such as licensing. Moreover, it also indicates whether the vehicle has any criminal restrictions, such as theft and robbery. Officers get all this data about the vehicle without the need to stop it.

In a press release issued by the State Military Police of Espírito Santo, head of department Colonel Carlos Ney de Sousa Pimenta highlighted the benefits of a state-of-the-art mobile ANPR/ALPR system:

“Police teams will be able to act with much more agility. Vehicles with criminal restrictions will be immediately pointed out by the equipment, allowing for more effective surveillance.”

MicroCAM mobile ANPR camera on police car

Check out this news report on the test run (in Brazilian Portuguese).

The Royal Thai Police uses a similar solution to detect wanted vehicles. Check out the details.