Vigilant Solutions' license plate recognition (LPR) data and online investigative tools were credited with saving a Florida woman's life, according to the company.
Detective Dan Cucchi of the Coral Springs Police Department reports, "On July 13, 2011, an 84-year-old resident contacted us to report her 49-year-old daughter missing. There had been a recent death in the family, and after her daughter failed to answer her cell phone for more than a week, the mother became very concerned for her daughter's well-being.
"We immediately logged into our Vigilant Solutions' account and searched historical LPR data for the daughter's vehicle. We found three sightings of the daughter's vehicle in just the prior month, captured by Vigilant license plate readers (LPR) deployed on commercial vehicles and shared with law enforcement, and all three were at the same address in Boca Raton. We immediately drove to the location and located the daughter's vehicle. After making contact with the property management, we were able to locate the daughter's apartment. We knocked, but there was no answer. Concerned for the woman's safety, and with a key provided by property management, we attempted to enter the apartment. Unfortunately the door was latched from the inside. Our detective called out for the woman and heard a soft moan, at which point—with assistance from property management—we made entry into the apartment," continues Cucchi.
"The woman was found on the floor, sick, severely dehydrated, and unable to care for herself," Cucchi adds. "Emergency personnel responded and stated that the woman had been without food or water for several days. Her condition was critical, and she was very near death. Clearly, the information provided from Vigilant saved this woman's life."
Vigilant's CEO Pierre Leroy states, "We are extremely proud to have played a role in saving this life, but the credit goes to the concerned detectives and emergency responders that went to this woman's aid. We applaud them for their heroic efforts."