New Zealand Police consider upgrading to facial recognition CCTV systems
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New Zealand’s police force is considering upgrading their CCTV systems to modern, facial recognition-capable ones, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The force are looking to upgrade their surveillance gear to include “advanced facial recognition technology” able to be used through closed-circuit cameras.
With a network of CCTV cameras across the country, it would give criminals fewer places to hide. Also in the high-tech system would be suspects, prisoners, firearms licence details, missing people and those on the child sex offender register.
Police national forensics services manager Inspector John Walker said the new technology would allow “advanced facial recognition technology to assist in the identification of unknown offenders where a facial image is available for comparison – for example through CCTV”.
There was an objective that officers on the beat would be able to get photos directly to their phones, where they could show witnesses a series of images.
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