Daytona Beach International Airport is beefing up its security with the purchase of three license plate recognition (LPR) camera systems that will alert officials if stolen or wanted vehicles drive into the airport.

The stationary systems will be posted at tactical vantage points around the airport, where they will read the license plate of passing vehicles and identify those that are wanted by law enforcement. The purchase of the new security cameras has been approved by Volusia County Council, which is buying the equipment and service contract from NDI Recognition Systems of Winter Springs for $130,553.

The license plate readers will tie into the same systems that are used by multiple law enforcement agencies around the state, including the Volusia Sheriff’s Office, Daytona Beach Police Department, Port Orange Police Department and Orange City Police Department. “These additional LPR sites will improve public safety and law enforcement efficiencies by integrating with the existing countywide system to expand coverage of license plate scans for stolen or wanted vehicles,” states a memo from Volusia County Council. “These systems are fully integrated and provide an increased radius for real-time data sharing

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