MALAYSIA AUXILIARY POLICE ADOPTS FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY TO COMBAT SECURITY THREATS

Auxiliary Force Sdn Bhd (AFSB) and Build Technology Converge Sdn Bhd announced the successful roll-out of a new range of smart body-worn cameras for auxiliary police in Klang Valley during the recently completed National Security Asia 2018 event at MITEC, Kuala Lumpur from 16-19 April 2018. Integrated with one of the world best facial recognition systems, the body-worn camera system performs analysis on the recorded video footage to accurately identify persons of interest.

In line with efforts to enhance the way auxiliary police safeguard the community, infrastructure and assets, AFSB has tapped on facial recognition technology to allow officers to review captured video footage and positively identify persons of interest post-event. Implemented since February 2018, the body-worn cameras are currently in use by auxiliary police officers of AFSB at various critical infrastructures.

“AFSB is committed to bring constant innovation and forward thinking to the security landscape in Malaysia. This is a significant step forward for us as we leverage artificial intelligence to increase public safety and security. Looking ahead, AFSB also intends to expand the capabilities of our body-worn camera system to include real-time facial recognition and instant alerts to the presence of persons of interest from criminal watchlists,” commented Dato’ Rosmadi Bin Ghazali, CEO of Auxiliary Force Sdn. Bhd.

Artificial Intelligence has become one of the most trending technology in the defense and security industry. The facial recognition system adopted by AFSB has been ranked amongst the top in the globally-renowned Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), organized by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2017. According to the FRS provider, the state-of-the-art AI algorithms have the ability to accurately recognize faces from images in complicated environmental conditions, which is very key to law enforcement deployment.

Andrew Lee, Managing Director of Build Technology Converge Sdn Bhd

Body-worn Camera

The facial recognition system is based on a Generic Portrait Platform, which can be used for static as well as dynamic facial detection and comparison of video stream. The system incorporates functions such as face retrieval and recognition, real-time surveillance, and passers-by tracking and enquiry. It can be widely applied in crowded public areas.

“Apart from incorporating AI technologies to fixed-mount CCTVs, we hope to further empower the front-line law enforcement officers with the right tools to carry out their daily operation with greater efficiency. Through the deployment of intelligent mobile surveillance solutions by integrating the world’s best facial recognition system with mobile devices like body-worn cameras and smartphones, we can bring the public safety and security of our society to the next level,” said Andrew Lee, Managing Director of Build Technology Converge Sdn Bhd.

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