Police in India's Hyderabad city are considering facial recognition software to help them track militants and prevent terror attacks.Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes and SIT) Swathi Lakra told local media this week that the city is thinking of procuring facial recognition software, but that this is still at a proposal stage.”Right now, we have CCTV cameras across the city. Even if the image of a person is taken at any place or while committing any crime is captured, we are unable to know who that person is” she said to the Press Trust of India.”However, once this software is installed, if we get the image, basically the face, involved in some offence through the CCTV camera located in a shop or any other place, we can compare it with the data bank. Thus, it can help us in detecting cases very easily,” she explained.”It is almost like fingerprints. When we scan finger prints and compare with data bank of finger prints, we get the name of such person,” she said adding the software can also help in identifying any person whose photos have been taken around 50-years ago (i.e. when the person was aged 18-20 years then).”The software will be able to tell us who the person is, in spite of beard or anything on his face,” Swathi said.She added that vendors have come forward and showcased the facial recognition software. “Shortly, they (vendors) will be taking up the pilot project for a month. We will see how it works and how to improve upon,” the senior police officer said.