China deploys facial recognition smart locks to monitor 120,000 tenants

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Asian giants, China plans to install thousands of smart locks with facial recognition technology to monitor public housing and prevent illegal subletting.

 

Beijing is home to massive public housing projects, which include tens of thousands of public housing units.

 

By this summer, city officials plan to have deployed enough smart locks with facial recognition technology to monitor approximately 120,000 tenants, according to state news reports.

 

Public housing units are intended for individuals who cannot afford traditional housing options.

 

Chinese officials have stated that the use of facial recognition technology is intended to clamp down on system abuses while increasing overall housing security.

 

The idea is that by monitoring for illegal subletting and renters, the system would ensure that public housing units only go to people in need.

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