ANPR Patrols - Automatic Number Plate Recognition
ANPR Patrols, Digitpol operates a European ANPR platform that consists of thousands of cameras which are used to detect stolen vehicles, embezzled vehicles and insurance fraud. The system operates across Europe. Digitpol's custom built ANPR patrol vehicles are connected to stolen vehicle databases, the scanned plates are checked against different databases and the answer is given in 400 milliseconds. The ANPR patrolling is carried out without any public confrontation as our vehicles are equipped with covert cameras. Checks are carried out while driving through cities, at a road side or at patrol parking areas.
When a stolen vehicle is detected, we first confirm it is stolen by an internal check with our back office and at the Police, when the plate is “Live” as wanted then the Police will take correct action, often to seize the vehicle. The scanned data is deleted if there is no HIT.
European ANPR Command Centre
Digitpol's ANPR Command Centre is a Centralised European ANPR Platform to combat the problem of Stolen Motor Vehicles and Plant Machinery which remains across Europe. In 2018 Digitpol took the initiative to develop a modern and unique prevention tool, the ANPR project. The check on licence plates or signage takes approximately 400ms and Digitpol is alerted instantly.
This is the 1st Pan European-Wide ANPR for Law Enforcement, Insurance, Rental and Leasing firms. Digitpol has deployed ANPR cars to the Balkans and static cameras across East Europe. The project has agreements with European Police agencies. In 2020 we have signed agreements with Ports Authorities, Cargo handlers, Customs, Police and Police Forces.
Stolen Vehicle Investigation Stats & Charts
The German Bundeskriminalamt uses the 2011 figures provided by the German association of insurance companies for the total economic damage on stolen motor vehicles: almost 260 million Euros. This amount represents only stolen vehicles (and not, for example, vehicles which are lost through fraud). The total economic damage is an increase of almost 1% compared to 2010 and a 19% increase compared to the average total amount of the previous 5 years. Moreover, the average individual claim was higher. This could be caused by an increased market value of the average car stolen or an indication of a trend in which motor vehicles with a higher value are targeted. @BKA
Vehicle crime is a highly organized criminal activity affecting all regions of the whole world and with clear links to organized crime and terrorism. Vehicles are not only stolen for their entire functionality, vehicles are also trafficked to finance other crimes. They can also be used as bomb carriers or in the perpetration of other crimes. At the end of December 2015 7.4 million records of reported stolen motor vehicles were registered globally.