‘Kid­nap­ping is dif­fi­cult to pre­vent with tech de­vices’

Daily Trust - - IT WORLD - By Zakariyya Adaramola

Kid­nap­ping is very dif­fi­cult to pre­vent with the use of tech­no­log­i­cal de­vices, a se­cu­rity ex­pert, Mr An­dries Nouwens, has said.

Fol­low­ing the re­cent in­crease in kid­nap­ping in the coun­try, some have said the se­cu­rity agents should use tech de­vices to tame the crime.

But Mr Nouwens, who is the Bosch Se­cu­rity Sys­tem’s Re­gional Di­rec­tor, Africa and Mid­dle East, said in an in­ter­view with jour­nal­ists af­ter a sci­ence and tech se­cu­rity sum­mit in Abuja that there is no ready-made de­vices that could stop kid­nap­pers from car­ry­ing out their das­tardly act.

He how­ever said in­tel­li­gent cam­eras could be in­stalled in some strate­gic places to mon­i­tor move­ment of peo­ple.

“Kid­nap­ping is very dif­fi­cult to pre­vent with de­vices and equip­ment. We can of course mount cam­eras to ob­serve how peo­ple are be­hav­ing on the streets. But it is dif­fi­cult for de­vices to stop or pre­vent peo­ple from be­ing taken from the streets”, he said.

Ear­lier in his pre­sen­ta­tion, Mr Nouwens had said Bosch spent more than 35bil­lion Euro on Re­search and De­vel­op­ment (R&D) in the last 10 years in or­der to pro­duce up to date se­cu­rity equip­ment.

He also said the com­pany recorded to­tal sales of 1.5bn Euro last year in all its op­er­a­tions across the world.

He dis­closed that Bosch has plans to em­ploy more Nige­ri­ans and train many oth­ers “very soon”.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.