Centerville and Vandalia accepted the license plate while looking at the cameras while Dayton considered them just after a 2020 pilot program, officers said.
Kettering now has web-based traffic cameras at major city intersections, but the Flock system uses “smart cameras” that provide additional information, Schwieterman explained.
Flock’s procedure is used by more than 1,200 metropolitan areas to help neighborhoods, businesses and law enforcement eliminate crime, according to the company’s website.
Flock suggests his techniques have helped police undo hundreds of murders and violent crimes, recover thousands of stolen vehicles, and seize hundreds of illegal weapons.
Even so, the information and facts captured on automatic license plate readers – including the license plate number and the date, time and location of each individual scan – are collected and sometimes aggregated into regional sharing methods, in accordance with the American Civil Liberties Union. .
The ACLU also expressed the problems there are with “little or no limits to ensure privacy rights” involving the knowledge gathered.