Ladera Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR)
On October 6, 2022, the Ladera Community Association Board of Directors voted to approve a one-year pilot program contract with Flock Safety for Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to be installed at the entrance and exits of the Ladera community. The vote was based on the recommendation of the Ladera Security Committee that was created to investigate and evaluate the use of ALPR technology in our community. For more information, see the Security Committee’s Recommendation explaining the background and reasons for the recommendation
. Also included is a more in-depth FAQ pertinent to the Ladera community. The ALPRs are being piloted for the purposes of deterring crime and helping to create a safer environment for Ladera residents.
The ALPRs will gather data associated with vehicles and their license plates that will be shared with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for the purposes of active criminal investigations only. No Ladera resident, including LCA Board and Security Committee Members, can access the ALPR data.
ALPRs are anticipated to benefit Ladera in the following ways:
- The physical presence of an ALPR camera and accompanying signage indicating vehicle data is being recorded may discourage crime from occurring; and
- After a crime has occurred, the vehicle data can provide law enforcement leads for investigations.
About The System
The LCA has partnered with ALPR vendor, Flock Safety, to install two ALPR cameras to scan the vehicles and license plates of inbound and outbound traffic to Ladera. Collected data that is not associated with an active investigation is automatically deleted after 30 days. For more information about the Privacy and Security policies relating to captured data, please see the Security Committee’s Recommendation summary
Opt-Out – Ladera SafeList
Ladera residents may opt-out their vehicle's license plate from the Flock ALPR system if desired. To do so, select the Opt-Out link below. Your LCA username and password are required to access this page. If you do not recall your account credentials, select Login in the upper righthand corner of this page and then “Forgot Password” under the Submit button. Opting out of the ALPR system prevents vehicles from being tracked by the Flock ALPR system. The opt-out list is voluntary and for Ladera residents only.