Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Face scan system launched at Abu Dhabi airport

Face scan system launched at Abu Dhabi airport
WAM Published: July 14, 2008, 22:25

Abu Dhabi: A biometric face scan system to identify wanted people and suspects was launched on Monday.

General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, inaugurated the scan system at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The system, the first of its kind in the world, helps to recognise wanted people or suspects [who are accused of committing crimes in the country or abroad] by identifying their facial features.

The scanner will start functioning at the Abu Dhabi airport before it is installed at all exit points in the country.

Shaikh Mohammad stressed the UAE's keenness on supporting security services and authorities to enable them to carry out their duties in the best possible way.

The move is in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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