"Neighborhoods using license plate readers to fight crime"
"Move over, doorbell cameras. The next generation of security devices are in Houston area neighborhoods. Home Owners Associations are using license plate readers, which capture and store license plate information, to help catch criminals.
License plate readers have been up in the Lanai Subdivision located near Mont Belvieu for a year and a half. The technology, offered by Flock Security, keeps track of every vehicle that enters and leaves the neighborhood.
Lanai HOA president James Barrett says their system is linked to a law enforcement database, so it will alert authorities if an amber alert or stolen vehicle passes one of their cameras."
Written by Stephanie Whitfield