Dubai police to soon use Google Glass to combat crime

The Dubai police force will soon implement a new initiative in which it will equip detectives with Google Glass eyewear to help them combat crime using facial recognition technology, according to a report by Tech2.

The wearable device features a small computer screen, attached to the corner of the frame, which captures photos, records video and plays audio, according to a spokesman for the Dubai police.

The Dubai police have developed new software that would establish a connection between the person wearing the device and a database of wanted suspects.

Priced at $1,500 a pair, the wearable device immediately alerts the police officer when he or she views a person’s face that successfully matches the face print of a suspect stored in the database.

The first phase will provide Google Glasses to those officers who are fighting traffic violations and track vehicles suspected of involvement in driving offences, followed by a second phase that would then equip detectives with the biometric device, said the spokesman.

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