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    Posted: 02 October 2018 at 8:57am
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According to recently released U.S. federal contracting data, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be expanding the footprint of its nationwide surveillance network with the purchase of "multiple" trailer-mounted speed displays "to be retrofitted as mobile LPR [License Plate Reader] platforms." The DEA is buying them from RU2 Systems Inc., a private Mesa, Arizona company. How much it's spending on the signs has been redacted. Two other, apparently related contracts, show that the DEA has hired a small machine shop in California, and another in Virginia, to conceal the readers within the signs. An RU2 representative said the company providing the LPR devices themselves is a Canadian firm called Genetec.
3M makes 30deg off-angle privacy screens...wonder what angles these LPRs would be trying to read a license plate?
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mythbusters proved you can't beat the speed cameras with any of the gimmicks, including the off angle screen thing. It's an interesting episode to watch. Basically, the angle isn't steep enough for it to work.
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