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Genetec’s AutoVu Protects Streets of Brussels against Vehicle Theft

Genetec has announced that the Anti-Aggression Brigade from the Brussels Police Department has chosen AutoVu, Genetec’s IP license plate recognition (LPR) solution, to facilitate the detection ldquo;We are amazed with the accuracy of the system and could not be happier with our investment.” More than this, Brussels’ Anti-Aggression Brigade has enjoyed AutoVu’s easy-to-use and touch-enabled interface, which automatically alerts officers of stolen vehicles as the plate is scanned by the LPR camera. 

Zenitel, an independent system integrator in Belgium, proposed the LPR solution to the Brussels Police Department. Prior to having the AutoVu LPR solution, officers from Brussels’ Anti-Aggression Brigade would memorize license plate numbers of wanted vehicles or compare license plates of suspicious vehicles to printed lists or a database on a palmtop. This manual process of tracking stolen vehicles in the region was not only time consuming but imposed many limitations on officers who would try to cover a lot of ground and vehicles.
Currently, Brussels’ Anti-Aggression Brigade is solely using their AutoVu solution to automate the detection of stolen vehicles and disregards licence plate information outside of this objective. With the immense success they have already experienced, Brussels’ Anti-Brigade intends to purchase another four units and is looking at further expanding the application to include the detection of vehicles without car insurance.

“The Brussels Police Department has been pro-active in counteracting vehicle theft in their city with our AutoVu solution,” says Jean-Philippe Deby, Territory Manager Benelux – Scandinavia – UK at Genetec. “We are happy to have helped in this initiative and feel confident that other police departments and municipalities around Belgium and Europe will make similar efforts in fighting automobile theft with our advanced LPR solution.”


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