A number of Chinese courts have reportedly used a designated blockchain-based technology to secure and monitor sealed properties. The so-called electronic door seals are now up for a trial in some of the country’s legal institutions, allowing surveillance, based on the novel technology.
Electronic Seals To Keep Properties Safe
A recent report announced that the novice practice based on blockchain technology would be used to maintain a necessary control over sealed properties. It will also give way to safe and secure real-time video surveillance plus immediate alarm in case of any intrusion or violation in the premises.
A number of other courts in Jiangsu, Hunan, and Jiangxi provinces have already used electronic seals. Reportedly, the Executive Bureau of the People’s Court in the Haidian District, Beijing, used an electronic seal to secure a property in Chaoyang district on Friday. As per the news report, this happened to be the first case where the electronic seal was used in a Beijing court.
Better Than The Traditional Paper Seal
The electronic seals are rectangular, and they have external expansion and contraction grooves. These make the seal possible to adjust to any size and type of door. An additional enforcement ruling will inform people of the current status of the property.
As per the report, if the electronic seal is to be damaged in any way, the device will activate a surveillance camera. It will immediately send video informational warnings to the mobile phones of the plaintiff and law enforcement staff. The camera will also distribute the image of the intruder to a relevant platform. The electronic seal will also play a warning sound, informing the violator of the legal consequences of the breach in the sealed property.
Although there were no further details as to what type of blockchain the project plans on running, the country’s efforts in the field become more apparent.
Earlier this year, CryptoPotato reported that Tencent launched a blockchain accelerator. It aims to help 30 blockchain-oriented companies develop and provide various tech activities.