Portable ANPR cameras have been supplied for deployment across Royal Air Force bases across the UK by road safety technology company, Westcotec.
The company has said cameras will be used primarily to detect and deter unsafe actions by drivers and riders on RAF bases.
The announcement follows two years of development work and careful liaison between Westcotec’s technicians and the RAF Police, who are responsible for compliance with speed limits and wider road safety issues on RAF bases.
The fully portable Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system has shown itself to be extremely efficient in reducing speeds, both on public roads and around private sites. The unit can be battery powered, giving it the ability to be moved around multiple locations to obtain maximum benefit and coverage, said the company.
Number plate images are stored securely on the ANPR unit, which uses its own wi-fi to connect securely to a laptop, from where images can be accessed through Westcotec’s dedicated viewing software.
Westcotec Head of Sales Olly Samways said: “We are thrilled to be able to make this exciting development public. Our aims throughout ther project so far have been to encourage greater driver compliance while also making technology available that can assist in reducing the workload of RAF police officers.
“We know the RAF takes safety very seriously – including the safety of those who use the roads on its bases. Our ANPR camera systems should prove key in working towards its goal of achieving 100 per cent compliance with speed limits.”