Mexican state of Coahuila to deploy 1,100 cameras with facial recognition

The northern Mexican state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, is looking to purchase 1,100 public security cameras equipped with artificial intelligence software for vehicle and facial recognition, BNAmericas reports.

According to Governor Miguel Riquelme, the US$30M, five-year contract is being negotiated with Chinese video surveillance company Dahua Technology. “The time for deployment once the contract is signed will be from six to nine months,” he added.

The cameras will be able to recognize people and vehicle license plates by accessing the country’s digital Plataforma México criminal database as well as the database of electoral commission INE, the provider of photo ID credentials.

Last year Dahua launched a series of IP cameras with built in face detection and facial recognition powered by deep-learning artificial intelligence algorithms for real-time monitoring.

Earlier this week the City of Puebla in east-central Mexico published a call for tenders to install a public lighting system with artificial intelligence.

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