BuCor eyes NBP facial recognition

A facial recognition technology as part of measures to secure the New Bilibid Prison or NBP in Muntinlupa is in the Bureau of Corrections or BuCor pipeline.

This according to BuCor Director General Gregorio Catapang Jr. as reform programs for the jail facilities continue.

“We would also like to incorporate facial recognition features in the program for easy identification of persons inside the National Bilibid Prison,” Catapang said yesterday.

Body cameras set

BuCor said it also plans to use body-worn cameras that can live stream directly to its command center to effectively monitor the activities within the detention facilities.

The agency said it decided to tap the technology after closed-circuit television cameras were found not very effective in monitoring the activities of detainees and personnel.

The cameras will use software developed in the United States.

BuCor officer in charge deputy director general for operations Angelina Bautista said all personnel will use the gadget to see their location in real-time.

The gadget will monitor everything during live streaming and video recording.

BuCor said its personnel had started training for the use of the body cameras with 20 of them expected to finish the training in two days.

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