An apartment security system developed in Israel will be used in housing projects in New York, according to a report in the New York Post.
The system does not use keys but is rather based on face and voice recognition. A low-income project in Harlem and a new luxury condominium will be getting the high-tech security system, reported the New York Post.
A one-building pilot project at the 1,600-unit Knickerbocker Village has been using the SafeRise program from the Israeli-based FST21 that is now rolling out to all dozen buildings.
The company is headed by retired IDF Major General Aharon Zeevi Farkash, formerly the head of Israeli Military Intelligence. He said the system is the ultimate answer to lost ID cards and security guards who don’t really examine IDs.
“Everyone who tried the system, was, ‘Yes I want it,’” Farkash told the newspaper. “This is the best way to introduce new technology.”
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Why is this company and former head of Israeli Military Intelligence in charge of running any kind of security in NYC is the question? I can't see anything good coming out of this. WTF is going on???
I don't like the sound of this, either. When you have an Israeli security firm, run by the former chief of Aman (the IDF's military intelligence branch), controlling building access in NYC, you have to raise a red flag, don't you?
My other big concern is that these new biometric security/surveillance technologies are pushing us into a "Minority Report" world. If you've seen the movie or read the book, then you know what I'm talking about. And it ain't a good thing.