UB to use facial recognition to fight crime www.news.mn
By 2022, surveillance cameras detecting faces will be installed across 80 percent of the Mongolian capital. Under the ‘Safe City’ programme, which is being implemented by the Ulaanbaatar City Administration, facial recognition devices will prevent crimes. The programme will be implemented in three steps. As a first step, 2000 cameras will be installed in UB this year; 600 of them at road intersections and the remaining in public spaces.
Currently, The Traffic Control Centre of Ulaanbaatar controls only five percent of all roads; the additional 600 cameras will increase it to 28 percent.
UB aims to have 40 percent of the city covered by cameras by 2021; by the following year 6822 spots will be installed. It is estimated that by controlling 80 percent of city with surveillance cameras will help decrease number of crimes by 40-50 percent.
UB installed 3600 cameras by financing from the State Budget over the last decade; 40 percent of them are now out of operation.