The Malaysian Government is considering utilizing facial recognition in conjunction with an automated plate number recognition system in an effort to enhance crime prevention in the country, according to an article from The Malay Mail.
The country’s police force would be acting as the lead government group in the introduction of the technology though other agencies such as the Immigration Department, the Road Transport Department and the National Registration Department would also have a hand in the project.
Expected plans for the new technology are that it would be incorporated, at least in part, into the country’s existent Biometric Fingerprint Identification System database for criminal offenders the police force already maintains.
Additional plans the involved agencies have released involve utilizing the plate recognition technology to track stolen vehicles and enforce traffic laws as well as standard transportation uses such as toll collection and traffic control.
While the plans for introducing and using the new technology have been released, pricing for its implementation, which would also require the installation of a large number of high-definition CCTV cameras, a high-speed broadband communication network and a number of other pieces of hardware for control and communications.
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