In what will be used to fight crime and find missing persons, South Australian police forces will be beginning the use of facial recognition technology by late October.
Police Minister Peter Malinauskas made an announcement on Monday that an Australian technology company, NEC Australia, had been awarded the $780,000 contract. NEC will be building software that can scan faces from CCTV footage in real time and instantaneously match them against any pre-provided list of people or faces. South Australia will be the second jurisdiction in Australia to be using facial recognition software such as this. “Northern Territory police were the first to use the technology,” The Advertiser writes.
The Police Minister said that it would be used across the board by the end of October, both to help police forces solve crime and find missing persons. “The sort of challenges that face the South Australian police force, as is the case with every police force across the country, is becoming incredibly more complex, constantly evolving. And the types of crimes that are being committed in the community require our police force to be