This Washington, DC, patrol car has two LPRs mounted on each side. The nation’s capitol boasts one of highest concentrations of LPR deployments.

Joe Hall

What should you do when you want to avoid bad press for your surveillance technology manufacturing company?
You could release questionable polls seemingly aimed to skew public perception. Or, you could include possibly illegal language explicitly designed to block media from learning more about your product’s use and capabilities.
Vigilant Solutions does both. The company, based in Livermore, California, 44 miles east of San Francisco, sells license plate reader gear. However, Vigilant is known best for gathering together a massive collection of license plate reader (LPR) records and claims to own the world’s largest private LPR dataset, with more than 550 million entries. Tens of thousands of law enforcement agents nationwide have access to this database.
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