Police to spend $5 million on new speed cameras

Australian company RedFlex wins hardware and software upgrade work

Australian company RedFlex Traffic Systems has won a contract worth up to $5 million to replace New Zealand's fleet of mobile speed cameras.

NZ Police went in search of a device that could automatically detect speeding vehicles and capture an image of the vehicle with information included on the image to assist enforcement action. Police also required software to manage the technology to manage the transfer of captured data to its central processing centre.

ASX-listed RedFlex, based in Melbourne, claims to be the world’s largest speed and red light camera outsourcing provider. It has contracts with more than 200 US cities, and is the largest provider of digital red light and speed enforcement services in North America, with photo speed programmes in nine states and photo red light programmes in 21.

In May Redflex cameras were deployed in Auckland to boost red light enforcement.

Last month, RedFlex flagged it had been approached by several parties interested in acquiring the company.

New Zealand Police declined to comment on the project until RedFlex issues a press release, which is expected shortly.

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