Police in Macau conducts Extensive Facial Recognition and ANPR Camera test

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Macau police have announced plans for a facial and object recognition trial that leverages the city’s extensive network of CCTV surveillance cameras, a recent news report has been able to suggest. Fifty cameras will be selected for the facial recognition test, while another 50 will be selected for license plate recognition.

The cameras are being installed as part of Macau’s ongoing, four-phase rollout of 1,620 security cameras throughout the city. According to the Unitary Police Service Assistant to the Commissioner-General João Augusto da Rosa, Macau’s CCTV system has helped solve more than 2,000 cases since it was first implemented in 2016.

The facial recognition test is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020, when they will be gathering footage outside of Macau’s numerous hotels and casinos. Macau police representatives distinguished the program from similar surveillance systems in mainland China, stating that the police would follow appropriate guidelines to protect people’s privacy.

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