Yantai police accepting video calls
The Public Security Bureau in the city of Yantai in Shandong Province has launched a new live-streaming video call system "@110" January 10, 2018 reports thepaper.cn.
Undated photo shows part of a demonstration, where a police officer directly speaking with an offender to stop him from committing a crime. [Photo: thepaper.cn]
The new system will allow police to accept round-the-clock emergency video calls with the help of Tencent Cloud.
Police are suggesting that the "@110" video option may end up helping deter the offenders from committing crimes.
The system is also being promoted as a way to avoid scams, as "@110" contact will allow police to automatically freeze payment information, which is time-saving compared with traditional methods, reports thepaper.cn.
The WeChat account of Yantai's PSB currently has over two million followers, ranking first among Public Security Bureaus in China.