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Singapore Eyes More Cameras, Technology to Boost Law Enforcement

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A cluster of surveillance cameras in Singapore.

Singapore is looking to expand its use of surveillance cameras and related technologies to better support law enforcement and first responders.

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Singapore intends to utilize more cameras and technology to support law enforcement and first responders, by harnessing sensors, video analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and drones.

Singaporean police already have deployed nearly 90,000 cameras in public spaces, and Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam said neighbor police centers and police posts have been repurposed with automated self-help kiosks, so citizens could access police services round the clock.

Efforts also are underway to build smart fire stations that use sensors and automation to enable operational response, decision-making, and manpower management.

An AI-driven system would transmit data in emergencies to officers before their arrival at the location.

Shanmugam also cited the use of drones and robots to effect security at Covid-19 isolation facilities, to reduce exposure risk for frontline officers.

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