Google Glass is one of the most popular wearables on the market at the moment, and even though it’s an ostracized device, it remains one of the most advanced pieces of technology on the wearable market. Many think of Google Glass as a spying device and fear that Glass users might be recording them without their knowledge because of the built-in camera. Even though people are split in opinions about Google Glass, the wearable is popular enough to become standard gear for law enforcement. It seems that not everybody feels threatened by Google Glass, especially not Dubai officials, since the government will be issuing Google Glass devices to Dubai detectives in the following weeks.
Google Glass will become standard gear for detectives in Dubai, so that it can help them communicate with each other easily and keep their hands free during investigations. Google Glass will also allow detectives to take pictures and videos of crime-scenes in a timely manner and immediately upload them to their phones, and then to the servers of Dubai authorities. The true reason why Dubai authorities decided to make Google Glass standard gear is because it will feature facial recognition software provided by law enforcement. Google Glass will also be used to track traffic violators based on their plates and licenses. Although Dubai has been known to exaggerate a bit when it comes to law enforcement technology, Google Glass isn’t such an odd addition to their gear because I’m sure it will offer helpful features.
Dubai authorities are known for their plan to equip law enforcement officers with Lamborghini cars so that they could keep up with escaping felons. Dubai is known to spare little when it comes to the country’s security and it seems that authorities are doing just that, because Google Glass has a whopping $1500 price tag. We don’t know what kind of partnership there is (or isn’t) between Google and Dubai authorities, but we’re fairly certain that the country is probably not paying full price for the wearable. It seems that a pilot testing program for Google Glass has been completed in Dubai and the devices will soon be sent out to detectives all around the country.