Stolen Vehicle Retrieved with Help of ALPR (Learn More, Multi-Video)

Jody Sisouvong, 36, (left), and Amy Montez, 25, of Fresno, was arrested also in connection with a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy of the City of Fresno)
Jody Sisouvong, 36, (left), and Amy Montez, 25, of Fresno, was arrested also in connection with a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy of the City of Fresno)

Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) was instrumental in arresting two Fresno, CA women in connection with a stolen vehicle on Saturday.

An ALPR hotlist of stolen vehicles alerted police in the area of Parkway and Olive that a stolen vehicle was parked at a motel on Parkway Drive, according to Sgt. Tony Bustos of the Fresno Police.

Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR), is an artificial intelligence system that provide automatically scans vehicle license plates from either mounted locations (such as street poles, streetlights, bridges, tunnels, mobile trailers) or in mobile deployment, (for instance in police cruisers), explains a representative of PlateSmart Technologies, the Platinum Award Winner for Best License Plate Recognition System, in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Jody Sisouvong and Amy Montez of Fresno were both arrested and placed in jail for the possession of a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle has been returned to its rightful owner.

ALPR – What Is It?

ALPR automatically captures all license plates as they come within view of ALPR cameras and sensors, autonomously checking the plates against a hotlist database which can include stolen and wanted vehicles, or vehicles owned or registered to wanted fugitives.

In some instances, this data is shared with local, state and federal agencies, creating a robust and efficient policing infrastructure.

ALPR is also increasingly being utilized in business analytics and counterterrorism sectors.

(See real life experience of Patrol Officer Kevin Klein, of the Clearwater Police Department, in Clearwater, FL, using the ARES Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) software from PlateSmart Technologies. Courtesy of PlateSmart and YouTube.)

PlateSmart Win’s Platinum for the Second Consecutive Year in the ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Law enforcement and homeland security personnel, as well as those in the private physical security sector, are tasked with protecting citizens across the United States from criminals and potential terrorist actors which are growing more sophisticated with each passing day.

As police patrol involves considerable time and resources, integrating technology into patrol functions should not only improve officer efficiency, it also should potentially free up additional resources to use for crime prevention or other activities. (Image courtesy of PlateSmart)
As police patrol involves considerable time and resources, integrating technology into patrol functions should not only improve officer efficiency, it also should potentially free up additional resources to use for crime prevention or other activities. (Image courtesy of PlateSmart)

As a result, mass deployment of advanced automatic license plate recognition surveillance technologies with AI-based video analytic capabilities, are helping them to keep up with ongoing threats.

The ARES Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) from PlateSmart Technologies offers the groundbreaking capabilities of PlateSmart’s software-only automatic license plate recognition solution, as well as real-time data mining and analytic tools at an unmatched price point.

ARES enterprise grade ALPR analytics solution captures vehicle information, such as plate, state, and vehicle make and stores to a database, checks against designated hot-lists for alerts, then provides advanced analytics for vehicle movement tracking, predictive intelligence, and more.

(See ARES ALPR in Action!Courtesy of PlateSmart and YouTube.)

ARES is a singularly efficient, cutting-edge, and intelligent solution in the LPR and access control market.

ARES is a system of tools and solutions that creates a comprehensive security platform.

Important ARES Product Features:

Unlimited Scalability.

Ares Viewer
ARES Viewer
  • There is functionally no limit to the number of cameras and/or nodes that an ARES system can handle, as long as the hardware is capable of supporting it.
  • Each system can be scaled to the size required for a specific deployment, making ARES more flexible than its competitors.

A Software-Only Solution

  • ARES is a software environment that is camera-agnostic, making the product both cost-effective and widely compatible in the LPR industry.
  • The ability to function without using proprietary cameras and the ability to integrate with other video management systems (VMS) takes the adaptability of ARES allows the company to serve a variety of industries.

True Object Recognition using AI

  • ARES software doesn’t just read letters and numbers; ARES uses AI to recognize vehicles and gather vehicle “DNA” on them.
  • ARES doesn’t just read license plates, it gathers data on state registration, and vehicle make, in addition to license plate data, all in real time with full color images.
  • This proactive situational awareness can effectively secure educational and corporate campus environment perimeters.

PlateSmart ARESThrough ARES Command Center, users can easily manage cameras, servers, and hotlists.

Through ARES Viewer, users can monitor live feed and receive notifications.

Through PlateSmart Network, local police will be instantly dispatched if a license plate associated with a wanted individual, stolen vehicle or other crime is recognized.

And finally, through the company’s ARES Reporting Center, users can easily run reports on traffic, alert stats, crime rates and more.

PlateSmart Technologies Takes Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

PlateSmart Technologies

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best License Plate Recognition System

  • ARES ALPR-based Video Analytics

  • *PlateSmart is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at


Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.