How to defeat the police licence plate readers:

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Anarchist

Cortland, NY

#1 Jul 22, 2010
These things look for the reflective paint of your plates. If you can stop the reflection it stops the readers from even "seeing" your plate and there goes their $40 thousand dollar toy. If you spray the plates with Testor's Dullcoat or Krylon flat "crystal clear" spraypaint with a thick coat it will kill the reflecting property but the plate looks the same to the naked eye. Not advocating illegal driving but some people need to put food on the table lol!

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Covers Code 3

Fayetteville, NY

#2 Jul 22, 2010
Yeah and if you drive around with tinfoil on your head the government can't find you either.
Sad but true

United States

#3 Jul 22, 2010
This is true there are videos about it on instructables and youtube. I'm glad this "anarchist" seems aiming for humor though. That is humor right?
Sad but true

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2010
Here they sell "photoblocker spray". Clear flat paint. Any other "tinfoil hat links" you need found?

http://www.phantomplate.com/products_rdr.html
Sad but true

United States

#5 Jul 22, 2010
People are wise to the way the police are these days and pizzed off over police intrusion and gathering data on them. No more redlight pictures no more spying on people's travel habits etc. This is undetectable unless you are looking for it.
I know a few people in utica have the police alerters they sell online too. The police car's own radio repeaters alert the speeders who have them as soon as they get to an adjustable distance from them like 1 mile or 200 feet I think.
Covers Code 3

Fayetteville, NY

#6 Jul 23, 2010
Stop breaking the law and you don't have to worry about it - who cares if they read your plate? If you aren't breaking the law and your vehicle is leagl then what do you care.

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#7 Jul 23, 2010
Covers Code 3 wrote:
Stop breaking the law and you don't have to worry about it - who cares if they read your plate? If you aren't breaking the law and your vehicle is leagl then what do you care.
This isn't 1985 anymore. It isn't a secret that police are abusing their place more and more. You subsribe to a quaint old notion don't you? I know more than a handful of people who ran afoul of the cops not because they were breaking the law, but because they QUESTIONED the law. You need a time machine. Today the data collected on people is turning up in all sorts of bad hands. You don't need to be a lawbreaker to see that this is intrusion. The state has been caught once before selling people's information and habits I'm sure it won't be the last. Not everyone believes we need all these police breaking the bank. They need to be told to stop wasting our resources in chasing plant salesmen and people with illuminated windowwasher pizzers. The state just wants the money period, and people are sick of the retard games failed wars on citizenry and crime that never goes away it just gets reinterpreted by people like fatass Labella and Dave the sham Mayor Roefaro for political points. You've had your chances don't cry because more people are getting fed up every day.

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Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Tully, NY

#8 Jul 23, 2010
Time has come! Viva la Revolution!!!
Freedom

Long Island City, NY

#9 Jul 23, 2010
Covers Code 3 wrote:
Stop breaking the law and you don't have to worry about it - who cares if they read your plate? If you aren't breaking the law and your vehicle is leagl then what do you care.
OK Mr Lawman, people are innocent until proven guilty, I know that's a foreign concept for you lawmen. Does the gov, police have the right to intrude to see IF you've done anything. Leave the law abiding citizens alone, you have no right to intrude. What a Gestopo state we have become, another government intrusion.
Blindmon

Torrance, CA

#10 Jul 23, 2010
Sad but true wrote:
Here they sell "photoblocker spray". Clear flat paint. Any other "tinfoil hat links" you need found?
http://www.phantomplate.com/products_rdr.html
hahahahahaha!!!
hahahahahahahahaha......

suckah!!!
hahahahahahah!!!!!!
Anarchist

Cortland, NY

#11 Jul 23, 2010
Covers Code 3 wrote:
Stop breaking the law and you don't have to worry about it - who cares if they read your plate? If you aren't breaking the law and your vehicle is leagl then what do you care.
I know I know it is really annoying when the technology is defeated with dumb but smart countermeasures. I'm not seriously advocating criminality. Just keeping everyone thinking sharp and on their toes.
These devices use infrared illumination on the same focal plane as their cameras to "illuminate" your plates. Even in sunlight. Just like your headlights illuminate refractive signage, reflectors and license plates at night. The video image is processed and strong contrast gains are applied. The computer "sees" nothing but a black world with occasional reflective hotspots tracking across its field of view. If it detects a hotspot is a 1-2 rectangle (like your 6" x 12" New York plate and it can do this from even a 20 degree angle on some models) it studies the field in the square and resolves your numbers from a reference database of letters and numbers. Once a solve is achieved and verified, the resultant digits are then dragged through the police database looking for "hits". Once it finds a hit, well you know the rest. As for "Sad But True's" comment about being undetectable that's not entirely true, nor is this method foolproof unless you optically test your plates after coating them. The older NY plates were harder to treat with matte paints because the metalflake grain size of the reflective substrate was larger and less likely to be completely attenuated by the matte clear. The new plates use a much finer and smaller retroreflecting grain which is much more easily mitigated by these coatings' optical interference abilities. The materials in Sad But Trues posts are sol-gel AR coatings and work better at killing the return. Hitachi makes an awesome fluid coating for this called XeroCoat and wow now I remember Raytheon sells a similar product which is totally optically clear but totally BLACK to IR. It would be like spray painting your plates black but they'll still look "normal" to the naked eye even at night.
Now I'll wait to reveal much of this can be counter-countermanded by the "generally good guys", and YES it's done in humor. If I were serious I'd start all sorts of trouble and post my "Shut down the NYSPIN and whack ALL of the redundant NYS DMV and LERD-RAID datafarms for less than $8 in 15 minutes annonymously." how-to, or maybe a "How to mail any NY prison inmate drugs weapons and explosives that don't show up on their xray machines diatribe. I could start a world of shat No?

Now I have to go look for my tinfoil hat. Remember I'm an anarchist. The ends justify the means. Always.
Curious

Rochester, NY

#12 Jul 23, 2010
Your papers please...
Is that any different than scanning everybody? To what end? scanning 100 drivers to find one scofflaw who has failed to renew his drivers license or his registration? Yes, it can be argued that once in a while you might get a real bad guy who shouldn't be on the streets. This is a lot like roadblocks that are technically unconstitutional (google "roadblocks" there are many links to instances where a police roadblock generated a ticket or tickets and they were ultimately thrown out). New York State has a Protocol that supposedly allows the NYSP to do this; they're to notify the public of the time and place for the roadblock. This of course only happens for DUI checkpoints. If nobody complains it will surely continue and this further erodes our right of free travel without harrassment. registration?
Heres Ur Ticket

Utica, NY

#13 Jul 23, 2010
Driving is not a right, it's a privilege. You are just another whiner who cries harassment for no reason.

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Wrong

Houston, TX

#14 Jul 23, 2010
You must be one of those dumb cops that wouldn't know the law if it hit you upside your square head. Our constitution clearly says “All men are created equal” so if we are all equal, who has the right to be privileged? If you are privileged and I am not, we are not equal. You cannot tell me I am wrong, that would only make you ignorant and ignorance breeds stupidity.

Educate yourself moron!

Driving on American Roads is a Constitutional Right,
not a State-Granted 'Privilege'

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/drivingisright...
Heres Ur Ticket wrote:
Driving is not a right, it's a privilege. You are just another whiner who cries harassment for no reason.
Bobby Boucher

Utica, NY

#15 Jul 23, 2010
You're wrong Colonel Sanders! Ask anyone....not a right, a privilege. And not all men are created equal because that would mean all men are as dumb as you!
Wronger

Utica, NY

#16 Jul 23, 2010
And furthermore, when your license gets suspended the state takes away your privilege to drive not your right!
Rory

Pompey, NY

#17 Jul 23, 2010
Bobby Boucher wrote:
You're wrong Colonel Sanders! Ask anyone....not a right, a privilege. And not all men are created equal because that would mean all men are as dumb as you!
Total Bull$ht. As long as someone meets the minimum requirements and of course pay the huge fees it's a right. Go tell someone they can't have a license and see how many lawyers show up. The state thinks it can push everyone around and poke into people's lives. Fortunately all this so called pubic safety and imperial attitude will dissapear as soon as the state and towns go belly up like califonia where hundeds of police are patrolling the unemployment lines. The government jobs program is about to come to a screaching halt and yes there will be an explosion of crime as a result. A lot of people will have to get used to taking care of themselves better soon.
UR Dumb

Montréal, Canada

#18 Jul 23, 2010
That's why it's a right. The state can't take it away. I have been driving for years without a license.
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And furthermore, when your license gets suspended the state takes away your privilege to drive not your right!
for sure

Watertown, NY

#19 Jul 23, 2010
think about what registration is? It's a way to generate money and control. The readers are a tool make sure the money and control over us peons stays in tact.
Blutarski

United States

#20 Jul 23, 2010
Anarchist, you seem to be genuine genius. Heres Ur Ticket is either a cop or a moron or both. I personally have no fear of my plate being scanned, but do I think it is right for the law to do? HELL NO! First your vehicle, then your house. Turn on your cameras folks and let's put up the video posts of what the cops do. After all, the law is the law.....or is it not when it pertains to the sissies in blue, or gray, or tan?

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