LIcense Plate Reader

Expanded use of proven vehicle identification License Plate Reader technology into Mexico provides more preemptive security measures at the border.

Immigration reform continues to be at the center of US law maker efforts in Washington, fueled by pressure from Border States to help them secure and protect US borders along Mexico.

It is widely understood and documented by U.S. and Mexico government officials that technology is required to assist state and federal enforcement efforts along the US/Mexico border and data sharing interoperability is imperative to enable the use of this information within the U.S. and Mexican national security infrastructures. In a memo dated July 16, 2009 a Mexican official recognized the importance to “improve information and intelligence sharing by better integrating our various collections capabilities, promoting intelligence-driven operations, and ensuring that information is made available to direct enforcement activities.”

Perceptics has long advocated for securing our border crossings as a preemptive approach to curtailing illegal immigration and human, arms and drug trafficking, all of which add to the mounting violence in US border states. Arizona is host to the busiest land border crossing points in North America. Equipping these check points on both sides of the border with highly accurate License Plate Reader systems allows U.S. and Mexican border crossing agents to run proper vehicle and driver identification checks against national databases.

Effective targeting and investigation requires very high system accuracy, such that data integrity is optimized. When vehicles are fully identified through license plate identification, including state or country of origin, database checks are more accurate and response is optimized. Currently License Plate Recognition systems utilized by Mexico, do not provide this high capability. Due to lower accuracy technology being deployed at Mexico border outbound lanes, read rate accuracy are reported to be exponentially lower than the 95% accuracy rating returned by a Perceptics License Plate Reader.

With the growing violence and illegal trafficking of people, drugs, cash and firearms along US Border States and Mexico, Perceptics advocates the Mexican government adopt high accuracy, full state-identification License Plate Readers to enable comparable data collection between the U.S. and Mexico and proper data exchange. This would put Mexico’s technology on par and “data interoperable” with technology deployed by U.S. CBP and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).