Providence authorities to provide start date for brand-new license plate electronic cameras

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– Providence authorities will quickly have access to more than 2 lots electronic cameras that can take images of automobiles and read their license plates.

Mayor Jorge Elorza and city police authorities have actually arranged a press conference for 9 a.m. Wednesday to reveal when the electronic cameras will be switched on.

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The electronic cameras, owned by the business Flock Security, are being offered to the city as part of a 1 year pilot program. Providence Authorities Chief Hugh Clements informed Target 12 recently that the 25 electronic cameras remained in the procedure of being set up, however had actually not yet been triggered.

Authorities state the electronic cameras will assist combat criminal offense, however the program has drawn criticism over personal privacy issues.

The license plate acknowledgment innovation is likewise being evaluated in other Rhode Island neighborhoods