Jan 042019
 January 4, 2019  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Meng Jing reports:

Xiaozhu, China’s answer to Airbnb, plans to step up the introduction of facial recognition-enabled smart door locks to help verify the identities of tenants as part of a broader effort to improve safety and security in the country’s booming home sharing industry.

The six-year-old company, which runs one of China’s biggest home-sharing sites, said on Monday it plans to install facial recognition-enabled door locks in 80 per cent of its listings in southwest China’s Chengdu city, its second largest market by revenue, over the next year.

Read more on the South China Morning Post.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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