Chinese cops capture crooks in crowds using Face ID cameras on sunglasses
Railway police in Zhengzhou, China were the first to make arrests using two inch Face-ID cameras mounted on sunglasses. When "caught" on camera, according to the Chinese Government, their "spyglasses" will be able to identify their targets within three seconds without a warrant.
The Chinese police officer above has a small camera attached on the right-hand lens of her sunglasses.
The People's Daily is China's official state media outlet. It is the source of this story in the two links below:
Chinese police used these two inch cameras to find their targets from hundreds of millions of people who flooded train stations and airports during annual Lunar New Year's celebrations last week.
Suspects will no longer be able to hide using fake passports or other forms of phony identification.
Chinese police seized 2763 pieces of contraband and nabbed 33 suspects at the Railway Shanghai Railway Station in one day last week. Only seven were identified as criminals.
Crowd photos are automatically sent from the sunglasses' camera to a police database. Then, police identified targets are transmitted back to a handheld computer tablet. Police are able to identify suspects from a 10,000-person database within one-tenth of a second.
The glasses automate the process of spotting targets before they disappear into crowds. When the wearer looks in someone’s direction, the attached camera measures the width and depth of a face before comparing it to a database of targeted individuals.
It is Face identification. In a flash, police can see a person's name, ethnicity, gender and address. In China, no search warrant is needed in order to use this technology.
The spyglasses cost $630. Companies in the U.S. and Japan have already bought them.
The special police sunglasses will also be used in surveillance of universities, workplaces, cash machines, and fast food restaurants.
Non-Chinese media sources quickly picked up on this technology. They are linked here:
Chinese police seized 2763 pieces of contraband and nabbed 33 criminals at the Railway Shanghai Railway Station in one day last week.