‘SMART’ lockups to be rolled out nationwide
KUALA LUMPUR: The use of a lockup system using the Self- monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology ( SMART) would be extended to several other police stations throughout the country according to the needs and location of the respective stations.
Deputy Inspector- General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the use of the system was also subject to sufficient allocations from the government.
“Currently, 57 lockups in the Klang Valley area have been installed with the SMART system and it has managed to reduce undesired incidents.
“The system which is complete with data of when inmates leave or enter the cells also helps in monitoring lockups involving aggressive inmates,” he told reporters at the National Innovation and Creative Economy Expo ( NICE’ 17) exhibition at Taman Teknologi Malaysia here, yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who was present to launch NICE’17 also visited the SMART Lockup booth at the exhibition.
Noor Rashid said the use of SMART lockup system could also reduce the number of personnel required for lockup control.
“With this system, we do not need many personnel to manage the lockups, and we can use them for operations outside instead,” he said.
The SMART lockup system enables automatic monitoring, through video analytics, smart objects Internet, and data highway analysis.
The system, developed by the police in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation ( MOSTI) through its research agency MIMOS, and input from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in April 2016. — Bernama
PLKN trainees being briefed by a Royal Malaysia Police officer ASP Edmong Wong Meng Tian on the lockup system using the SelfMonitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) at the NICE’17 exhibition. — Bernama photo