Tattile ANPR supports fight against organized crime in Italy
The National Operative Programme for Legality (NOP Legality) is managed by the Italian Ministry of Interior. It was initiated in 2007 and it involved the regions Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, Campania and Sicilia.
The programme was entrusted with the objective of improving conditions of security, justice and legality for citizens and businesses, contributing to the requalification of contexts characterized by greater pervasiveness and relevance of criminal phenomena and to the increase of trust on the part of citizens and economic operations.
The main guidelines on which the Legality Programme is based can be summarized as follows:
- Strengthening the capabilities of Public Administrations involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption making production districts safer increasing the spread of legality.
- Strengthening the capabilities of Public Administrations involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption. It intends to carry out training activities and the financing of advanced technology equipment in order to provide information tools and expert support to Public Administration and police to improve the performance of public functions.
- Supporting the business sector for the creation of safety conditions favouring the development of manufacturing activities. It intends to finance the provision of advanced technological tools for surveillance of production districts.
This project includes a national ANPR network which supports real-time monitoring of dangerous and illegal vehicles. Tattile was asked to supply its ANPR cameras, which are connected to a national database of vehicle ownership.
The installed system can correctly identify the plates of all 27 Member States of the European Union – an innovative solution which resulted in a reader complete with an inbuilt compressed database of the different plate formats.
For this project, Tattile has used its Double head ANPR camera and has developed new firmware optimised for this project. The ANPR cameras consist of two sensors: a black and white unit for the OCR and a colour camera which provides contextual overview with embedded algorithm to recognise the vehicle license plate.
The cameras are equipped with additional features like the advanced motion detection algorithm: it can detect alsovehicles without plates and without the need for an external trigger.
The collected data are sent in real time to the regional management systems and then matched with the national database (SCNTT); this allows the synchronisation of black and white lists and the continuous update of data held there.