Yael Grauer


Arizona police agencies gather & share license plate data, but few ensure rules are being followed

By: - July 8, 2019

Every shift in Chandler, police officers in cars equipped with special cameras can be seen driving up and down every street in a neighborhood, gathering data on every vehicle in the area.  The cameras, known as automated license plate readers, or ALPRs, scan license plates of nearby cars, capturing images not only of the license […]

ALPR camera

How do automated license plate readers work?

By: - July 8, 2019

Automated license plate readers are high-speed cameras that take photographs of license plate numbers, capturing their geolocation along with the time and date. These cameras can be stationary, in which case they’re often attached to fixed locations such as exit ramps, telephone poles, traffic lights – or, in the case of Paradise Valley, fake roadside cacti.