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12:00 AM, June 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 22, 2019

Sylhet to get facial recognition cameras

110 such advanced security systems being installed in major areas

In an effort to ensure security of residents, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) is installing 110 advanced security cameras in major areas of Sylhet city.

These Artificial Intelligence-based IP (internet protocol) cameras from Chinese company “Huawei” are able to detect anyone with a criminal record through face detection technology. They can also be used for monitoring traffic situation and vehicle number plate recognition.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for Information and Communication Technology, inspected the control centre at Kotwali Police Station in the city on Thursday evening. He also observed progress of the project.

Global Trade Corporation, in collaboration with Sylhet City Corporation and Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP), is implementing this Tk 4 crore “Digital Sylhet City” project.

Mohidur Rahman Khan, project director of BCC, said, “Installation of advanced security cameras is part of a bigger project, which includes free WiFi zones in the city and digitalisation of utility systems.”

Zedan Al Musa, additional deputy commissioner (media) of SMP, said, “The AI-based cameras will help us control criminal activities and traffic situation.”

“Facial recognition technology can detect any person whose face is preloaded in the system.” Once locked in, the system can follow movement of that person as well, he said.

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