Dubai Police to Get Google Glass to Fight Crime

Reuters07.10.2014 Security
Dubai Police to Get Google Glass to Fight Crime

Dubai Police to Get Google Glass to Fight Crime

Facebook icon
Twitter icon
LinkedIn icon
Google icon
e-mail icon
Dubai Police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a Police spokesman in the emirate said.

The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame and is capable of taking photos, recording video and playing sound.

The spokesman confirmed a report in Dubai's 7 Days newspaper that software developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people.

Once the device “recognizes” a suspect based on a face print, it would alert the officer wearing the gadget.

The gadget would be used in a first phase to combat traffic violations and track vehicles suspected of involvement in motoring offences. A second phase would see the technology rolled out to detectives, the spokesman said.

The US Internet company said in a blog post in May that anyone in the United States could buy the gadget for $1,500.

Dubai's decision appears in line with the authorities' determination to spare no expense in equipping the police.

Last year Dubai announced it would supply its Police with $400,000 Lamborghini sports cars for use at major tourist sites. Dubai's Deputy Police Chief said the vehicles were in keeping with the Gulf capital's image.

Source: Reuters; 7 Days

 



 
 

Latest events

Latest Issue

 

THE WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC 2023