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Advanced Face-blurring Tech Introduced to Protect Privacy Rights

Advanced Face-blurring Tech Introduced to Protect Privacy Rights

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As the omnipresence of security cameras or closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras is here to stay, the controversy over possible invasions of privacy is likely to linger. Taking into account such rising worries over privacy invasion associated with CCTV cameras, a personal rights protection authority in South Korea announced it [...]

AI-based Smart Platform Sends CCTV Footage Directly to Police

AI-based Smart Platform Sends CCTV Footage Directly to Police

DAEJEON, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed in which the artificial intelligence (AI) responsible for monitoring closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage installed in crime-ridden districts can send CCTV footage instantly to the police if it detects dangerous situations. The Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) said Wednesday that it had developed core [...]

Hanwha Techwin Partners with Azena, KT for AI Video Solutions

Hanwha Techwin Partners with Azena, KT for AI Video Solutions

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanwha Techwin Co., a leading surveillance tech firm in South Korea, said Wednesday it will join forces with Azena, an Internet of Things company, and the country’s telecommunications giant KT Corp. for artificial intelligence (AI)-powered video solutions. Under the partnership, Hanwha Techwin said its CCTV users will be able [...]

Shady Medical Practices Reignite Debate on Installing Cameras in Hospital Operating Rooms

Shady Medical Practices Reignite Debate on Installing Cameras in Hospital Operating Rooms

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A series of allegedly shady medical practices has renewed a debate on whether it should be mandatory for hospitals to install surveillance cameras in operating rooms. The idea has gained strong traction among patients’ groups that view the cameras as a safeguard against dishonest and sometimes lethal medical practices, [...]

Pickpockets Disappear with Dwindling Use of Cash and Ubiquity of CCTV

Pickpockets Disappear with Dwindling Use of Cash and Ubiquity of CCTV

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Pickpocketing is disappearing in South Korea with a dwindling use of cash, transaction records, and an increasing number of crime prevention cameras. The National Police Agency reported 2,378 cases of pickpocketing in 2011, which plunged down to 535 cases by 2019. As more people are using credit cards instead [...]

Hospitals Introduce CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms

Hospitals Introduce CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid raging opposition from medical institutions against installing closed-circuit television cameras in operating rooms, some hospitals and clinics are stepping up to install CCTV cameras in order to regain trust from patients. Recently, plastic surgery and orthopedic hospitals have reportedly been installing CCTV cameras in operating rooms. Himchan Hospital, [...]

New Smart CCTV Technology Capable of Detecting School Violence

New Smart CCTV Technology Capable of Detecting School Violence

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — New CCTV cameras and surveillance system are capable of detecting fires, break-ins, and school violence. The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) conducted a joint demonstration project with the Ministry of Science and ICT to verify CCTV capabilities in monitoring various disasters and school safety. In the field of [...]

Plastic Surgery Clinic Enables Patients and Families to Check Operating Rooms in Real Time

Plastic Surgery Clinic Enables Patients and Families to Check Operating Rooms in Real Time

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid ongoing controversy over the mandatory installation of surveillance cameras in hospital operating rooms to prevent medical malpractice, a local plastic surgery hospital is drawing attention as it has taken measures to enable real-time monitoring of surgical operations. BK Plastic Surgery Hospital in Seoul announced on Monday that it [...]

Seoul City Initiative Brings IoT Solution to Urban Parking Dilemma

Seoul City Initiative Brings IoT Solution to Urban Parking Dilemma

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will apply Internet of Things (IoT) technology to “green parking,” parking spaces created by tearing down residential walls. Through this initiative, the city plans to expand real-time parking sharing services so that individuals can share empty parking places and gain additional income. The green [...]