Facial recognition CCTV cameras might soon replace tickets

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Facial recognition CCTV systems might soon replace traditional ticketing systems for various event venues, as Live Nation, of the industry’s largest players, is actively working on such a system, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The company behind the Ticketmaster brand, is developing a facial recognition system that, it claims, could in future be used instead of tickets.

According to Live Nation, the new technology can take an image of somebody’s face and compare it to a database of images. Once this has been done, the ticket holder is positively identified and can enter the event.

While facial recognition systems are far from new, they still suffer from a high level of false positives and negatives, on top of the obvious privacy issues.

However, that has not stopped organisations around the world from rolling out such systems.

CCTV Surveillance – The experts in deploying Facial Recognition CCTV systems

The Facial Recognition CCTV solution supplied by CCTV Surveillance dynamically compares images of individuals from incoming video streams against those stored in a predefined access control list and immediately sends alerts when a positive match occurs.

The technology yields a very good level of performance despite partial occlusions of the face, the use of glasses, scarves or caps, changes of facial expression, and moderate rotations of the face. Moreover, it does not allow users to be impersonated using photographs.

This biometric technology is the perfect solution to control the access to restricted security areas, especially since we’re talking about a completely automated system that requires very little interaction with the operator.

Our Facial Recognition CCTV system can be easily integrated with existing ID management products and enables administrators to easily create Whitelists/Blacklists for specific areas, while subjects can be very easily enrolled from one or more photographs.

The system fully supports runtime alarm management, is highly tunable (control based on time-frames, sequentially, etc) and even allows alarms to be exported to common formats (PDF, Excel) and remote devices (mobile, PDA, tablet, security control centre).


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