COCONUT CREEK (CBSMiami) – In an effort to cut down on crime in their city, Coconut Creek is going “Big Brother.”

They plan to spend $300,000 for license plate recognition cameras which will be strategically positioned around the city, according to the Sun-Sentinel. A citywide police-use Wi-Fi system will transmit data about the plates in real time.

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The money to pay for the camera is going to come from confiscated funds, which by law must be used for a purpose other than necessary day to day operations.

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Coconut Creek is not the first South Florida city to use the cameras. They are also deployed in a number of cities including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Hollywood.

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Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach have the cameras at every city entrance and exit to track criminals with known plate numbers and catch up with stolen cars.