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Advanced surveillance devices on show at Future Cities

Polsec showing range of sensors that can see, smell and listen at Future Cities show

Advanced surveillance devices on show at Future Cities
Polsec's security devices are a perfect fit with Dubai's smart city plans, says Werner.

Brazilian company Polsec is showcasing its range of surveillance devices which can see, smell and listen for potential problems, at the Future Cities Show which opens in Dubai today.

The public safety equipment manufacturer is showing its range of surveillance devices which include movement sensors, listening devices and ‘smell' sensors.

Polsec's bio-behaviour metrics can identify and track even fully-covered people by the way they walk and can also be used to identify unusual human behaviour. For example, the movement sensors can perform tasks such as learning how many people cross a street every day at a particular hour in order to then detect and report if this figure suddenly surges. It can also be used to detect and report unusual traffic situations and even parking violations.

The ‘bionic-ear' voice recognition facility can be programmed to listen for specific words, such as ‘help' or ‘police' and send an immediate report. In addition, the sensors can listen for and pinpoint an individual's voice and are capable of searching for the attributes of any unknown person, such as gender, ethnicity and even accents and dialects.

The ‘smell' sensors have a variety of uses, such as the ability to effectively monitor the air for pollution or other potentially dangerous environmental factors over a wide area.

Polsec's Iris 360-degree lens can even blink to clean dust from the lens, which is particularly useful in desert conditions. In environmental terms, the ‘digital eyes' can also be used to capture the presence of people and increase or reduce the brightness according to necessity, saving electricity and bulb lifetime.

The cameras are currently being tested in India in Mumbai, Delhi and Agra.

Renato Werner, Polsec's CEO, explained why the organisation sees Dubai as the ideal city to embrace the technology on a large scale: "The Dubai Government has been focused on ensuring the city is a regional leader when it comes to implementing Smart City technology. Synonymous globally with being a trailblazing city in many engineering and technological fields, this is a chance for Dubai to ensure no crimes go unpunished and it can easily claim to be the smartest safe city, even as it continues to expand and its population increases.

"Since the 1980's Dubai's leaders have adopted an ambitious approach to designing the city, continuously investing in its future with a vision to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city on the planet. Already well into delivery of Dubai Plan 2021, which has firmly positioned Dubai as a global innovation hub, the timing is perfect for this technology, which is the next step in ensuring enduring happiness through a more secure society," he added.

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