Genetecs AutoVu Protects Streets of Brussels against Vehicle Theft

Genetec announced today that the Anti-Aggression Brigade from the Brussels Police Department has chosen AutoVu, Genetecs IP license plate recognition (LPR) solution, to facilitate the detection of stolen vehicles within the city.
The entire installation consists of six AutoVu Sharp cameras that can be interchangeably mounted on 10 police vehicles and that have been pre-cabled and pre-configured for ease of portability and maximization of usage.

Brussels is the first region in Belgium to test the solution and thus far, the Anti-Aggression Brigade has experienced remarkable results. Although there has been a decrease in the theft of vehicles in Brussels over the last few years, the Brussels Anti-Aggression Brigade is finding more cars in their territory that were stolen outside their borders. During the first three weeks of having AutoVu on our police cars, we have been able to recover nine stolen vehicles, claims the Chief of the Anti-Aggression Brigade in Brussels. 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 AutoVus 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.

About Genetec

Genetec, incorporated in 1997, is recognized as a pioneer in IP security solutions and a technology leader within the physical security industry. With headquarters in Montreal and offices in Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States, Genetec provides a complete line of innovative IP security products. We develop software solutions to address three main applications: access control, video surveillance, and license plate recognition. Our success is built on our team of highly skilled individuals dedicated to the development of tomorrows cutting edge security technologies and our commitment to customer care. For more information, visit
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