Red Light Camera Costs Uncovered


The two largest red light camera operators ATS and Redflex will likely do more than $200M in revenue in 2010 just in the U.S.  This could be a very light estimate based on the lack of transparency on the number of cameras in operation. I know for a fact the the information they provide on their web sites are out of date.

Here is how we calculated it:  Redflex charges $4,396 per month and American Traffic Soltuions (ATS) charges $4,750 per month per camera according to many news articles around the U.S. Multiple the amount of revenue per camera per month and you come up with a an estimate of what the company will do in revenue in 2010. Based on our calculations ATS likely has more than 2,000 cameras in operation and therefore will likely do about $108M in revenue in 2010 and Redflex has reportedly more than 1,700 cameras in operation and therefore will do around $89M according to our estimates.

Other companies like Red Speed charge $1,499 per month per camera according to news articles.