Indonesia to use face recognition CCTV
02 November 2017 17:05 GMT

Senior Indonesian police have confirmed the country is developing an advanced closed-circuit television (CCTV) that can detect a fugitive’s face.

The National Police Criminal Investigation Department chief Comr. Gen. Ari Dono Sukmanto told reporters of the plan on Thursday.

“We will develop CCTV that can detect the most wanted criminals’ faces. So, if they walk pass it an alarm will sound,” Ari told kompas.com.

He said the CCTV will be installed at several spots, including police stations, airports and harbors.

The profile of the fugitive would automatically show up on the machine, Ari added.

“After that we can catch them.”

The fugitives’ profiles would be compiled from the government’s database, including identity cards and the police’s criminal database, he added.