Chinese technology firm, Hikvision, has partnered Zimbabwe for the provision of surveillance and artificial intelligence systems targeted at enhancing security at the country’s ports of entry.
The surveillance system widely used at Chinese ports of entry and replicated in 100 other countries including Europe, is widely famed for its most advanced technologies that can recognise license plates and tell if a driver is texting while behind the wheel.
The system is also lauded to track individuals with “face-tracking” technology and by identifiers such as body metrics, hair colour and clothing.
Hikvision is spreading this innovative product to Zimbabwe which in the long term is expected to boost security systems at the ports of entry both air and road.
The company which recently handed part of the surveillance package to government is confident the system will effectively work in the country as it has done in other markets.
Special Advisor to the President Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa said government will explore opportunities for spreading this technological advancement initiative to other security sensitive places.
The investment interest by the Chinese firm follows their visit to Zimbabwe last week along with 50 other billionaires who concluded memorandum of understandings with tourism and mining officials while further opportunities are expected from the back to back meetings held with captains of industry.