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First ‘smart prison’ at Tai tam

The Correctional Services Department will introduce the city’s first “smart prison” to help officers manage inmates.

Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution in Shek O will be transformed into Hong Kong’s first smart prison next year after more than 40 trials in correctional facilities such as Lo Wu Correctional Institution and Pik Uk Prison.

Smart wristbands that record prisoners’ heart rate and whereabouts and a CCTV with video analytic monitoring functions will be put in use to help detect inmates’ abnormal behavior, such as self-harm, fighting and entering prohibited areas, more efficiently. The CCTV system also includes facial recognition for tracking.

Source: First ‘smart prison’ at Tai tam | The Standard