Facial recognition CCTV cameras to be used for athletes’ identification at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Athletes and staff attending the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be identified using facial recognition CCTV cameras and technology, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The security system being rolled out across the event’s venues will be used to prevent people from stealing access cards and using them to access restricted areas – instead, attendees will need to show that their facial image matches the one shared by the card.

All 300,000 people accredited to attend the event – from athletes and officials through to staff members and media representatives – will have their facial images enrolled in the comparison database.

“This latest technology will enable strict identification of accredited people compared with relying solely on the eyes of security staff,” said Tsuyoshi Iwashita, the Games’ executive director of security.

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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