License Plate Recognition

We are excited to launch the use of License Plate Recognition (LPR) on campus.

LPR is an advanced parking technology that uses a vehicle’s license plate as a permit instead of paper permits or hangtags.

Up to two vehicles may be registered to your permit (at any one time), with one vehicle being permitted to park on campus at a time. Should both vehicles need to be on campus at the same time, payment can be paid through HONK in one of our paid lots. 

Parking Permit Purchase Information

The LPR system employed by Brock University is a third-party system that captures a photo of the license plate of each vehicle parked in a Brock University parking lot, streets on campus, or managed parking areas. The LPR system captures the location of the vehicle at specific times and dates associated with the vehicle and generates an alphanumeric version of the license plate number. The photos taken by the LPR system are not of a resolution that would allow for the identification of vehicle occupants if present at the time the photo is taken.

The personal information described above may be combined with personal information already in the University’s possession, such as parking permit information.

Brock University collects license plate information under the authority of The Brock University Act, 1964, section 3, as the information is necessary to the proper administration of the University’s parking facilities.

Personal information collected by the LPR system may be used for:

  • Parking management, such as administering pay-by-plate transactions, improving customer experiences, and parking lot utilization analyses;
  • Parking enforcement, such as determining a vehicle’s parking permit permissions, issuing and supporting the issuance of parking citations, and processing responses to parking citations;
  • Safety and security, such as addressing immediate or on-going safety concerns, conducting specific security investigations, and cooperating with law enforcement investigations; and
  • Compliance with laws and regulations, including the University’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Policy, and/or for internal University reporting relating to health, safety or similar concerns.

Your personal information will not be used for employee monitoring or any other purpose.

We share your information internally only as necessary for the purposes outlined above. Access to records created and maintained in connection with the LPR system is restricted to trained personnel performing their duties and, when necessary, a limited number of personnel with safety, security, or legal compliance roles and responsibilities.

Personal information may be shared with third-party vendors (such as information technology and LPR solutions providers) for storage and other processing of personal information. Personal information will not be sold or licensed to any third-parties for secondary commercial purposes.

Personal information collected through the LPR system that results in an enforcement action will be retained only as long as needed to fulfill the purpose for collection.  See the University’s Records Management Policy for details of the current university record and data retention policies. Personal information that does not result in an enforcement action is retained for one year.

Questions about LPR system technology or parking, please contact Parking Services