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Middletown To Add New Fixed License Plate Readers At Intersections

Middletown To Add New Fixed License Plate Readers At Intersections | Newtown News of Interest |

Middletown Township is set to install three new fixed license plate readers at key intersections throughout the area.


The Middletown Township Board of Supervisors earlier this month entered into a five-year agreement with Plate Logic, a company specializing in license plate recognition technology, to install and maintain the new systems at a cost of $15,900 annually. The first year of the contract will be funded through a grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County.


The planned deployment includes a comprehensive setup at the intersection of East Lincoln Highway and Woodbourne Road, where four cameras will be installed. Additional cameras will be placed at the intersections of Veterans Highway and New Falls Road and Bristol-Oxford Valley Road and New Falls Road, with each receiving two cameras to monitor traffic.


Chief Joseph Bartorilla said the new cameras will complement the existing license plate readers operational at the intersections of East Lincoln Highway and I-95 and Langhorne-Newtown Road and the Newtown Bypass. Those systems were installed last year.


The surveillance tools are designed to capture and analyze license plates and check them in real-time with databases maintained by PennDOT and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.


The access to license plate data will allow law enforcement get more information for criminal investigations, missing persons cases, and traffic studies.


Mike Ksiazek, chairman of the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors, said the license plate readers are an “invaluable resource” for law enforcement.


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