When a police officer draws an item, such as a taser or gun, from one of the holsters attached to his belt, the sensor in the holster instantly triggers specially designed glasses to take a photo of his surroundings.
The “smart” belt and glasses are part of the “connected first responder solution” from Motorola Solutions, and is among several showcased at the Interpol World meeting this week.
The photo taken by the smart glasses — which can also capture videos — is then transmitted back to the police command centre, allowing it to have an immediate view of the threat that the officer is facing.
The images transmitted can help the command centre to determine if more manpower is needed on the ground, and also help to shape a response strategy. They also provide public safety and security agencies with the critical intelligence they need to anticipate and predict threats.
Mr Balbir Singh, Asia Vice-President for Motorola Solutions, said: “Leveraging our expertise in mission-critical communications technology and global perspective on urban security issues, we aim to change the way public safety services around the globe respond to threats and incidents.”
Other technology vendors featured at the Interpol meeting include V3 Teletech, which makes use of facial recognition. It may be used in future by police officers when they are looking for suspects in places such as train stations, said V3 Teletech’s business development executive Lynda Neo.
Another exhibitor, Thales Solutions Asia, offers the “SE Star”, which uses biomimetic simulation to mimic individuals. This helps to simulate real-time large events with tens of thousands of individuals in a realistic environment.
It is used for scenario planning for large-scale spectacles, such as sports events, said Thales Solution Asia’s Danny Beh, Head Regional Business Development — Security and Transportation Domain.