Selangor cops mull implementing AI functionality CCTV’s in PJ, Shah Alam and Klang


SHAH ALAM: Selangor police are looking at implementing closed circuit television (CCTV) equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) technology in several districts in the state.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said this was for monitoring and enforcement efforts.

"The cost of CCTV's are now much cheaper so it makes sense that we use cameras that have good specifications.

"We want high-definition cameras capable of zooming in on faces and license plates clearly," he told reporters after attending the Selangor Police Townhall Discussion on Wednesday (May 15).

He said these cameras will be used not only for monitoring purposes but will also be capable of recording as well.

"We are looking at rolling out these cameras in Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Klang.

"Our plan is also to allow these cameras to be used by other agencies such as the Road Transport Department and local councils," he said, adding that it did not make much sense for each agency to use their cameras.

He said it was not only smarter for the cameras to be accessible to the other agencies but would also reduce costs for the Government.

In an unrelated matter, Comm Hussein said Selangor will have three new district police headquarters to improve the effectiveness and professionalism of the personnel on duty there.

He said this started with the North Klang police headquarters building and police quarters which are expected to be completed next year.

"We have also been approved for the construction of the Ampang Jaya and Subang Jaya police headquarters which will commence construction later.

"However, we also feel that the Petaling Jaya and Kajang police headquarters were also in need of upgrading.

"The surrounding areas have developed rapidly, but these headquarters still use facilities which were built in the 1970s," he said.

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