A contract for automated license plate recognition systems gets approval of the Oklahoma City Council.
The devices take pictures of multiple license tags and alert police on stolen cars, outstanding warrants and more.
Ward Eight Councilman Patrick Ryan wants to make sure the data is well-protected.
"A very tight security system, process, to protect that data from being mined by someone who might make bad use of it," Ryan told the council.
The devices have come under fire in other states by the Amercian Civil Liberties Union, which is concerned about privacy issues and security of data storage.
The city council approved a resolution authorizing city staff to negotiate a contract with TurnKey Mobile, Inc. of Jefferson City, Missouri to provide the mobile automated license plate recognition systems. It's not clear how much the system could cost taxpayers.