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A new portable scanner for police departments will make it easier for officers to detect weapons, such as knives or guns, on a person's body. The device will use infrared light image the natural radiation gives off by a person's body. When a solid metal object blocks the rays, the image shape will show up on the scanner screen.
Police may soon be able to use a new automated graffiti identification software to help them keep tabs on gang territory and drug deals. The system will be able to compare photos of graffiti to identify which gang, and sometimes even which individual, created it. Identification will be based up on constant key points in the design and will use crowdsourcing to help decipher unintelligible text. An accuracy rate is supposed to be about 65 percent and higher.
Jack Brown
Why not provide police officers with facial recognition glasses to help them scan crowds and check the faces against a criminal database. The glasses will scan 400 faces per second at up to 50 yards away by comparing 46,000 biometric facial points. A red light will come on in the frame of the glasses if a match is detected, allowing the police to quickly identify potentially problematic people.