Singapore, 29 June 2023 – Panasonic Connect Asia announced the showcase of Automated Armoury System held at Singapore Police Force Work Plan Seminar and Exhibition 2023 on 12 and 13 May 2023.
In January 2023, the Project “Supply and Maintenance of Self-Service Armoury KIOSK System” for Ministry of Home Affairs, was awarded to Panasonic Connect Asia and its consolidated company RFNet Technologies Pte. Ltd (hereafter “Panasonic”).
About the project
This project that the SPF, the Central Narcotics Bureau, and the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) are developing is a full turn-key solution that includes the design and development of hardware and software, production, installation and maintenance services. It is a smart lockers system complemented by Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for officers to perform self-withdrawal and return of their sidearms. With multiple authentication terminals, several officers will be able to withdraw/ return their sidearms and tasers at the same time. There is improved governance of armaments, with the system being capable of detecting and responding to lapses. The automated armoury system will be deployed island-wide across Singapore’s neighbourhood police centres over the next few years.
Singapore Police Force Work Plan Seminar and Exhibition 2023
During the seminar, Panasonic participated and demonstrated their automated armoury system prototype with key features such as high solidity, durability and security features including two-factor authentication through face recognition and staff card. Object detection and identification sensors are also available to authenticate and alert users. Additional security features such as RFID technology and two-factor authentication have also been added to ensure higher security and daily operation improvement.
About Face Recognition
This system is designed with Panasonic’s proprietary facial recognition engine, which has been highly ranked in the face-recognition benchmark test (NIST FRVT 1:1) conducted by the U.S.-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Panasonic aims to continue developing more advanced autonomous solutions to resolve customers’ operational issues, enhance user experience and contribute to a sustainable society in this region.
Overview of the system
|System Name||Self-Service Armoury Kiosk System|
|Number of lockers||9,820 compartments|
About Panasonic Connect
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. was established on April 1, 2022 as part of the Panasonic Group’s switch to a holding company structure. With roughly 28,500 employees worldwide and annual sales of JPY924.9 billion the company plays a central role in the growth of the Panasonic Group’s B2B solutions business and provides new value to its customers by combining advanced hardware, intelligent software solutions, and a wealth of knowledge in industrial engineering accumulated in its over 100-year history. The company’s purpose is to “Change Work, Advance Society, Connect to Tomorrow.” By driving innovation in the supply chain, public services, infrastructure, and entertainment sectors, Panasonic Connect aims to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society and to ensure well-being for all.
Learn more about Panasonic Connect: https://connect.panasonic.com
About Panasonic Connect Asia
Panasonic Connect Asia is a regional solution company of Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd, in charge of Southeast Asia. The company supplies products and services of Panasonic Connect, and various solutions to resolve customers’ operational issues by utilising Panasonic Technologies.
Learn more about Panasonic Connect Asia: https://ap.connect.panasonic.com/sg/
About RFNet Technologies
RFNet Technologies is a Singapore-based company founded in 2001 as an industrial wireless equipment provider. The current main business is a full turnkey solution provider including product development, system integration, and maintenance service for public infrastructure systems like transportation, payment network, and logistic network.
Learn more about RFNet Technologies: https://www.rfnetech.com/