HANOVER, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - Brekford Corp. (OTCBB: BFDI) (OTCQB: BFDI)("Brekford" or "the Company"), a leading provider of public safety technology and automated traffic enforcement solutions, vehicle upfitting, and rugged mobile technology, has been selected for a multi-year speed enforcement contract in the Town of Princess Anne, Maryland.
Brekford's speed cameras, also known as photographic speed-monitoring systems, will be installed in school zones within the town limits and will operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The systems use special equipment to automatically measure the speed of vehicles and produce photos of the license plates of those exceeding a pre-determined speed. Upon police review and confirmation of violations, citations are mailed to the owners of the vehicles. A study conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ("IHHS") has revealed that this type of speed enforcement technology has been effective in reducing injurious and fatal auto-pedestrian accidents in school zones by as much as 58 percent.
"The safety of children should never be at risk from dangerous drivers when they are on their way to or from school, and a growing number of states have passed legislation authorizing the use of automated speed enforcement systems to reduce the amount of speeding and reckless driving in school zones," said C. B. Brechin, Chief Executive Officer of Brekford Corp. "We have noted reductions of up to 80 percent in school zone speeding in some of the cities that have entered into multi-year contracts with Brekford over the past two years. We are pleased to announce this relationship with the Town of Princess Anne, which represents our second contract within the 'Eastern Shore' portion of the State of Maryland. We are evaluating additional contract opportunities with municipalities in Maryland and other states within the eastern and midwestern regions of the U.S."
"The incorporation of speed camera programs into Princess Anne's comprehensive law enforcement activities represents a cost-effective, violator-funded solution that will help ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike, while allowing the police department to more efficiently deploy its resources throughout the jurisdiction," commented Chief Scott Keller with the Princess Anne Police Department. "The deployment of these cameras will be transparent and well-advertised within our community, as the overriding goal is to improve child safety in and around our school facilities."
The terms of the Princess Anne contract provide for the installation of up to five (5) camera systems for a period of two (2) years, with the town having the option to renew the contract up to four (4) more times for a period of one (1) year each. In accordance with Maryland law, the Princess Anne Police Department will issue warning tickets to vehicles exceeding posted speed limits for an initial period of 30 days. After this initial 30-day period, the owners of vehicles captured driving at least 12 miles over the speed limit will be issued a $40 citation. Failure to remit payment in a timely manner can result in additional penalties, including the inability of vehicle owners to renew their vehicle registrations if they have outstanding citations under the automated speed camera program.
"Brekford's automated traffic enforcement programs allow municipalities to reduce the assignment of department resources, such as police officers and vehicles, to 'radar duty' in school zones, while still providing an effective deterrent to speeding and reckless driving in areas where children are crossing the street or exiting vehicles," stated Maurice Nelson, Managing Director of Brekford Corp. "With many municipal governments dealing with budget constraints in the current economic and tax revenue environments, Brekford's camera systems enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to more effectively manage police officer schedules in a manner that maximizes public safety throughout the community."
About Brekford Corp.
Brekford Corp. has provided state-of-the-art mobile technology and traffic safety solutions to the U.S. military, various federal entities and numerous security and public safety agencies throughout the United States for more than ten years. The Company's 360-degree solution includes automated traffic enforcement programs, an end-to-end suite of mobile computer and video technology products, and turn-key law enforcement vehicle upfitting services.
The Company is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland (Baltimore metropolitan area) and its common stock trades on the OTC Bulletin Board and OTCQB under the symbol "BFDI". Additional information about Brekford may be found online at www.brekford.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of that term in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results may differ materially from the results suggested by these forward-looking statements, for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, market conditions, the cost and success of development activities and ability to successfully manage growth. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Brekford Corp. with the SEC, specifically the Company's most recent reports filed on Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q, which further identify the important risks, trends and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.