**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
November 8, 2022
PlateWatch® Awarded U.S. Utility Patent for Unique Residential License Plate Capture Assemblies
Fenton, Missouri — PlateWatch® announces that it has been granted a utility patent by The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its unique License Plate Capture Assemblies designed exclusively for homeowners.
PlateWatch® offers a new option in home security, empowering homeowners to capture actionable and identifiable images of license plates and vehicles, bolstering the protection of their family, home, and property. These innovative License Plate Capture Assemblies are concealed within decorative mailbox posts, address posts, and sign post assemblies, offering homeowners a high level of home security in an inconspicuous assembly.
PlateWatch® features cameras equipped to capture images in a range of lighting conditions, from bright daylight to challenging nighttime settings, effectively addressing the limitations of consumer-grade video doorbells, video floodlights, and security cameras. This comes as an answer to the pressing need for reliable surveillance solutions as vehicle-related crimes such as larcenies, car thefts, package thefts, vandalism, and other offenses continue to make headlines on social media and news outlets.
Dwayne Cooney, Inventor and Founder of PlateWatch® commented, "Consumers often struggle with capturing accurate vehicle and license plate details consumer grade security devices, especially in low-light conditions or total darkness. I have solved this problem for homeowners using this unique mailbox assembly."
PlateWatch® functions as a License Plate Capture (LPC) device when integrated with typical IP home surveillance systems such as NVR's. Furthermore, it is fully compatible with a wide array of License Plate Recognition (LPR) software systems and cloud based LPR subscription services available to homeowners. This versatility empowers homeowners to maintain their own license plate database, enabling critical support when a crime is detected or when alerts regarding suspicious vehicles are needed.
Dwayne Cooney elaborated on the potential of PlateWatch®, stating, "When PlateWatch® License Plate Capture Assemblies are paired with LPR software or a subscription LPR service, homeowners can manage their own watch lists. They can receive alerts related to license plates associated with vehicles of interest, suspicious vehicles, BOLO's (Be on the Lookout), orders of protection, missing persons, Amber Alerts, Silver Alerts, restricted vehicles, service vehicles, delivery vehicles, employees, customers, family, visitors, and more. There has never been anything quite like PlateWatch® available in this form factor".
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PlateWatch specializes in License Plate Capture Assemblies designed for homeowners. Its patented technology provides homeowners with inconspicuous and decorative solutions for capturing license plate and vehicle information, enhancing home security and contributing to safer neighborhoods.
Fenton, Missouri / Kansas City, Missouri