December 5, 2023 / In the Media


“Smart Streetlights and ALPRs will make our communities safer. They have been proven to help quickly identify and apprehend suspects in deadly crimes and bring them to justice. I want to thank the City Council for recognizing their value for public safety and approving the contract that now will enable us to deploy them.”

Mayor Todd Gloria

After nearly 8 months of discussion, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) received the final approval on Tuesday, November 14 to deploy Smart Streetlights and Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technologies in the City of San Diego. The approval process included presentations by SDPD at nine community meetings, online public comment and hearings at four Privacy Advisory Board meetings, two City Council Public Safety Committee meetings and two City Council meetings.

SDPD will now work with Ubicquia to deploy the Smart Streetlights and ALPR technologies, with hopes of having them operational by January.

Thank you to those of you who advocated for the implementation of these public safety technologies that will help create a safer San Diego!

Read the official press release from SDPD.