Freedom of movement may well be a thing of the past in Tiburon, CA if Automated License Plate Recognition cameras are activated to record and track the movements of all vehicles entering and exiting the city.
Your presence has been noted.
The posh and picturesque town that juts into San Francisco Bay is poised to do something unprecedented: use cameras to record the license plate number of every vehicle that crosses city limits.
According to the article, Tiburon’s biggest “problem” is that residents feel too safe:
…a frustrating twist in Tiburon crime: Residents feel so safe that they don’t lock their cars and homes.
A zeal for control, and not public safety, becomes the obvious motivating factor for such a system. Just look at the city’s crime statistics:
In all of 2007 and 2008, Tiburon recorded 196 thefts, 37 burglaries and a dozen stolen cars.