PNP to acquire 10 deployable CCTVs with ‘AI’ capability

The Philippine National Police will use the funds it saved from its body camera project to buy 10 rapidly deployable closed-circuit television systems with artificial intelligence features to help it track criminals and terrorists.

PNP director for logistics, Major General Angelito Casimiro, said these CCTVs would be deployed to major events in the country that need extra security.

The PNP has acquired 2,686 body cameras and their associated equipment for only 289 million pesos.

The original contract for the body camera project was 334 million pesos, which means it has saved funds worth more than 45 million pesos.

Casimiro said these CCTVs could be programmed with a facial recognition feature that can be used to identify wanted persons and local and international terrorists.

He said this would allow PNP personnel to determine if these individuals are mingling with the crowd and take appropriate action immediately.

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