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Is the LPR only for California license plates or only personal vehicles?

The LPR can read and recognize California plates as well as out of state plates. It is able to recognize any type of license plates, including golf carts, service vehicles, etc.

Will the camera be used to film or record any visual information?

LPR cameras are not video recorders. It is an image recognition system. It is designed to identify license plates and read the information and check the plate against a database in order to determine the status of the plate or permit in question.

What information will the LPR allow USC Transportation access to?

The only information the LPR system will be used to access is a vehicle’s citation history on USC property, and whether or not the vehicle is permitted to be where it is parked. The system will not be used to access any personal, classified or security sensitive information.

Who will the LPR identify?

The LPR identifies vehicles that have not paid (for daily parking, or via a permit) to park where they are currently located. It also identifies vehicles with 3 or more outstanding minor citations, so that the vehicle can be booted and those citations collected.

What is the purpose of the License Plate Recognition (LPR) system?

The purpose of the License Plate Recognition (LPR) system is to identify those vehicles which have outstanding citation fees, or have not yet paid to park wherever it is located. It also helps to ensure that those Trojans who pay for parking have a space to park when they come to campus.