Facial Recognition Glasses To Be Worn By China Police To Detect Criminals
Some China policemen based at Zhengzhou railway station in central China have been issued facial recognition glasses that would help them spot suspects and catch criminals during the Chinese New Year travel rush. This is according to a report by the Chinese news portal Guancha.
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According to the local media site, the glass spectacles are linked to a tablet device, which logs in the data and provides important information on the person and officers have been using the futuristic glasses since the beginning of February 1, when the largest human migration in the world began.
The need for the glasses arose because of the expected increase of passenger flow at the Zhengzhou East station from an average of around 70,000 per day in the coming days, with a peak of 120,000 expected next week.
For this, all police officers at the four entrances to the station are now required to wear the spectacles. Once a suspicious person is spotted, the details are sent to a tablet device, which will then be used to search the main police database and provide photos and information.
Since its inception, according to reports, the police have so far identified seven fugitives connected to both hit-and-run and human trafficking cases. In addition, another 26 people traveling with false identities were also detected by officers wearing the facial recognition glasses.