Facial recognition CCTV cameras: How City of #Perth will spy on you

VISITORS, workers and residents in Perth CBD โ€” as well as footy fans heading to Optus Stadium โ€” will have their faces scanned by facial recognition cameras to identify troublemakers and wanted offenders on a City of Perth โ€œBlack Watchlistโ€.

The facial identification software โ€” aimed to be rolled out by the end of the year โ€” is so new to our State that even WA Police donโ€™t use the cutting-edge technology.

The City of Perth wants to widen and strengthen its virtual security net with a suite of 30 new โ€œsmartโ€ CCTV cameras scattered across East Perth, including six capable of facial recognition.A cluster of these cameras will be within walking distance of the new Matagarup Bridge across the Swan River to Optus Stadium in a bid to prevent crime and potential terrorist attacks.

The system, revealed in a tender, would check the faces of people passing the cameras against images on the Black Watchlist, which would be created and managed by the city as part of the plan.

Source: Facial recognition CCTV cameras: How City of Perth will spy on you | PerthNow