23 automated license plate reader cameras coming to Millbrae

in Community/Crime

Twenty-three automated license plate reader (ALPR) cameras will be installed throughout the City of Millbrae.

The ALPR cameras aim to address a rise in both auto and residential burglaries on the Peninsula, and law enforcement officials say are an effective tool in identifying and apprehending criminals.

Last week, Millbrae City Council awarded a five-year, $293,250 subscription agreement with Flock Safety Group to install and maintain the ALPR cameras. The technology doesn’t include facial recognition software, nor is it used for immigration or traffic enforcement, according to city staff.

Implementation of the APLRs takes about 30 to 60 days, staff said.

Photo courtesy of City of Millbrae