The City of West University Place is pleased to announce the completion of the Virtual Gate Camera System Project. Forty sites around the perimeter of the city were selected to host two types of cameras, live feed and license plate readers. The strategic placement of the each camera creates a “Virtual Gate” at all entry points of West U. The camera system’s technology alerts the West U dispatch center and patrol officers when stolen vehicles, vehicles associated with Statewide DPS alerts or violent crimes, enter the city. The system is also equipped with a searchable database to aid in police investigations. With the license plate readers operating with an impressive 97.2% accuracy rate, the Virtual Gate System is showing to be an effective program for law enforcement and a wonderful benefit to the community.
To learn more about the Virtual Gate Camera System, WUPD invites residents to join officers on May 25th at the West University Place Municipal Building, 3800 University Blvd., from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Officers will discuss the various features of the system and the results it has already produced for the community.