Dubai Police go hi-tech to fight crime

Dubai Police go hi-tech to fight crime

Dubai - The technique is similar to that used on helmets of the military pilots.


Amira Agarib

Published: Thu 20 Oct 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 20 Oct 2016, 4:49 PM

The Dubai Police presented high-tech solutions for making Dubai a safer city, at the Gitex Technology Week on Wednesday.
The police have collaborated with Huawei for developing these solutions.
A face recognition technology enables the authorities to identify and keep track of wanted persons. The second solution is an augmented reality (AR) glasses fitted with a headset that displays layers of vital information on objects or locations.
The technique is similar to that used on helmets of the military pilots.
A video content analysis system automatically analyses content of a video clip, and identifies suspicious objects.
The system helps in monitoring traffic as it provides the number of cars on busy roads, calculates vehicle speed and monitors illegal traffic turns. It can also monitor broken-down vehicles.
The fourth solution presented at the event is in response to the increasing trend of using drones. The system will monitor unauthorised drones and send out electronic waves to disable them. This system uses radar technology to prevent public safety threats from the air.
Lt-Gen Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said the police are keen to tap technology to ensure safety and security.
He said the UAE is witnessing massive changes in information and communication technology. The police are committed to keep pace with the latest developments to achieve the vision of the wise leadership, he added.
David Wang, CEO of Huawei in the UAE, said Internet and other technology innovation will bring greater improvements to fighting crime and ensure happiness for residents.

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