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Victoria Police announce new integrated 'BlueNet' technology

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 14 December, 2012 - 10:48 AM
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Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has announced the introduction of new technology which will allow Police to track dodgy and dangerous drivers in real time on our roads, calling it a 'glimpse into the future' of policing.

On the Neil Mitchell program, Mr Lay announced the introduction of the ‘BlueNet’ system which will be trialed in four police cars from next year.

BlueNet will see the integration of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, in-car video and mobile data in one unit.

"It will give us the ability to do things like drive through car parks and actually check all the number plates in a particular car park, that will tell us if vehicles are stolen, if they're unregistered, if the owners are unlicensed," Mr Lay said.

"We can do hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cars at any given time."

Mr Lay said the in-car video will give Police the ability to video officers’ interactions with motorists and film pursuits.

"That's a great boom for their safety as well as evidence," he said.

"I would think into the future that every police vehicle will look like this."

LISTEN: Chief Commissioner Ken Lay with Neil Mitchell:

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  • Ken Lay . You are a total hypOcrit . Think about your own speed camera fine when you were returing from the Murray River . You used "fatigue" as your excuse on this 3AW program , i do not accept this as a excuse............... licence disqualifcation for whatever reason , does not get a seriously ill person to a pharmacist

    paul nugent Saturday 30 March, 2013 - 5:36 PM
  • sadly the bashings continue, the assaults continue...when will it be safe to catch a rain after 8pm, visit the Melbourne CBD, or major suburban centres without feeling somebody is looking for a victim?
    Just think a new PR stunt and Lay and Ryan feel they are safe for another year....as a car wraps itself around a pole...but, but, but we can certainly take a picture and send a fine....what do you mean it wont be paid because the driver is dead?
    Please say it ain't true..please........

    Paddy Sunday 16 December, 2012 - 10:31 PM
  • The morons that are against this are the law breakers,this will help get unregistered and unlicensed morons off the roads well done Ted>..

    Steve Saturday 15 December, 2012 - 10:47 AM
  • The wags are already calling it (the car) big"ears" car
    WILL THIS WASTE OF MONEY ALSO HAVE A BOOK IN IT WHICH INSTRUCTS OR SHOWS THESE BLUE ROBOTS HOW TO TREAT OUR OLDER CITIZENS WITH RESPECT AND NOT SAY "HEY BUDDY...

    noddy Friday 14 December, 2012 - 2:27 PM
  • $$$$$$$$ching ching $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    garry Friday 14 December, 2012 - 12:28 PM

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