Fort Worth’s Insight LPR Launches New Solar-Powered License Plate-Reading Camera

The company's proprietary license plate recognition software and camera systems recently helped a "major grocery chain" enable local police "to arrest suspects involved in a retail crime ring within 72 hours of deploying Insight LPR cameras."

A company in Fort Worth is harnessing the power of the sun to help prevent and solve crimes.

Insight LPR, a tech company that provides proprietary license plate recognition (LPR) software, hardware, and data products, has launched its next generation of fixed LPR cameras.

The company calls the MX Defender S its “most advanced fixed-camera system with industry-leading image resolution, unmatched night-time capture rates, and solar-powered capabilities for quick deploy and covert installations.”

Insight LPR says its cameras have high capture success rates both day and night. [Photo: Insight LPR]

“Our highest-quality fixed-camera system can now be powered by a solar panel, making it possible to install almost anywhere,” CEO John Nethery said in a statement. “Compared with a hardwired system, the solar-powered version requires minimal infrastructure, which reduces engineering, permitting and associated costs. In response to the growing life safety issues retailers face, we have worked with industry experts to develop a high-quality, low-cost, quick deploy LPR camera.”

Insight LPR says its American-made LPR cameras deliver “industry-leading” 96%-plus capture rates both day and night. Combined with Insight LPR’s commercial mobile data, the MX Defender S “provides retailers with a powerful solution against organized crime, theft, and vandalism,” the company added.

Helping to nab a retail crime ring

In one example of how the Fort Worth company helps solve crimes, it said a “major grocery chain” recently used Insight’s combined solution, enabling local police “to arrest suspects involved in a retail crime ring within 72 hours of deploying Insight LPR cameras.”

“We had a major theft occur at several of our stores,” the grocery chain’s director of loss prevention said, according to Insight. “Insight LPR’s combined solution worked flawlessly. The fixed cameras captured the license plate that our CCTV cameras could not. We searched for that plate in Insight LPR’s commercial mobile database and found vehicle locations that proved to be key evidence for local law enforcement in solving the case.”

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