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The ‘neighbourhood watch’ sensor that tracks exactly who is driving in your street: System reads number plates and takes pictures of cars (and the public CAN’T opt out)

Flock car tracking device could cut crime in your neighbourhood  #IoT @OSPolicing

  • A new ‘neighbourhood watch’ sensor device that can track traffic on local streets has been unveiled.
  • Flock’s sensor logs the number plate of each car that drives into a residential street, for use by ‘neighbourhood leaders’.
  • The latest event, held yesterday, saw Flock’s device displayed to potential investors and other influential figures.
  • The latest event, held yesterday, saw the device displayed to potential investors and other influential figures.
  • ‘Public roads through neighbourhoods, licence plates, pedestrians on public sidewalks etc all are fair game.’

A sensor device currently on trial in seven locations in Atlanta, Georgia, has already led to the conviction of one would be bike thief and could deter crime in residential neighbourhoods.

@evankirstel: Flock car tracking device could cut crime in your neighbourhood #IoT @OSPolicing

By Tim Collins For Mailonline

Published: 11:44 EDT, 22 August 2017 | Updated: 14:01 EDT, 22 August 2017

The ‘neighbourhood watch’ sensor that tracks exactly who is driving in your street: System reads number plates and takes pictures of cars (and the public CAN’T opt out)