The Nigerian Police has announced the development and deployment of a mobile app called Hawk Eye which allows users to report crimes anonymously to the Police by video, voice or text.
The app was developed by Lagos-based tech firm, Web Assets Nigeria Limited, in partnership with U.S. based tech firms BBGN&K, and tech giant Microsoft, in collaboration with the Nigeria Police. The solution provides key technologies such as facial recognition and key performance indicators.
Chief Executive Officer of Web Assets, Kayode Aladesuyi said, “Hawk Eye is a demonstration of the commitment of the Nigerian Police to work in partnership with communities and the Nigerian public to continue to improve the security situation across the country.”
Hawk Eye is described as a revolutionary technology because of the enterprise tools it provides police to respond, address and manage crimes reported, he added.On the working of the app, Aladesuyi explained that the app is part of a comprehensive security solution that involves the equipping of patrol vehicles with Mobile Device Terminals, providing performance management, data as decision tools and the revamping of the police command and control centres.