Ekin launches its ALPR-based ‘safe city’ product portfolio in the USA
//Traffic Technology Today
Turkish company Ekin, which develops ‘safe city’ technologies, has launched its full line of ALPR-based systems in the USA, enabling city and law enforcement agencies to use the company’s proven hardware and software products to more efficiently and effectively protect road users and the general public.
Ekin provides police departments, airports and municipalities with sophisticated, comprehensive security technology, including mobile and static speed and red-light enforcement systems. Information from all Ekin products across a city is collected and centrally managed using the company’s proprietary Red Eagle Safe City Operating System, which offers a new way of looking at municipal safety and surveillance.
Ekin’s smart, connected system is proven to dramatically enhance safety citywide. After employing the company’s Safe Traffic system, which detected over 20,000 violations, Abu Dhabi police saw a 34% reduction in traffic accidents in 2014 when compared with the previous year. The company currently works with more than 20 municipalities and has built over 500 City Safety Control Centers around the world.
Ekin’s safe city products that are now available for the first time in the US market include:
• Bike Patrol, the first and only device of its kind, which performs ALPR, speed detection, and parking violation detection on the move. Bike Patrol is easily installed on any police bicycle and enables law enforcement agencies to control parking violations.
• Patrol G2, the second generation of Ekin’s internationally renowned product, which can be installed on any authorized car to enhance city safety with its mobile ALPR, facial recognition, and speed and parking violation detection technology.
• Micro Spotter, Ekin’s most compact and versatile product, which is easily mounted on a pole, tripod or any point on a vehicle, including a roof or hood. Micro Spotter’s high-resolution video surveillance ensures traffic safety by automatically and continuously detecting license plates, vehicle speed and red-light violations.
• Safe Tower, a static roadside speed and red-light enforcement unit.
“We are excited to extend our promise of safety and security to cities across the USA. For the past 20 years, we have been dedicated to improving city safety and regulating traffic with our innovative approach to safety,” said Orkunt Yozgat, Ekin’s director of business development and marketing.
“After demonstrating our products starting in Texas and Florida, we look forward to partnering with local law enforcement agencies and private corporations to provide citizens with a greater sense of security.”