PHOENIX – The 7th Annual Border Security Expo kicked off in Phoenix Tuesday.
ABC News Interview With PlateSmart Technologies. The future of border security in our country will be the center of discussion with around 2,000 local, federal and state border patrol officials gathering under one roof over the next two days.
The expo also attracts companies to show off their cutting-edge technology and how it can be used to keep our borders safe.
There’s a wide variety of items on display from off-road vehicles, to high-tech automatic license Plate recognition (ALPR) surveillance cameras to self-warming food.
On Tuesday morning the company, PlateSmart, showed an ABC News crew how its ALPR software program works.
It can be connected with any kind of camera and performs License Plate Recognition (LPR) scans on license plates from every state and even other countries.
The software can detect suspicious vehicles, amber alerts even criminals and is crucial in Counter-terrorism efforts.
It’s currently being used by law enforcement officials, private security, universities, and airports.