Camvi Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Camvi Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting“…organizers are planning to expand the use of this facial recognition at next year’s ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, applying it to more than 8,000 individuals, rather than the select group of officials registered in this summer’s deployment.”

Palo Alto-based Camvi Technologies has revealed a high-profile deployment of its facial recognition technology: In a collaboration with Singapore access control specialist Zoom Tech, the company’s technology was used to secure the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting last month.

The companies put together an automated gate equipped with CamviEdge, Camvi’s face-scanning solution, and programmed it to only allow entry to authorized personnel, who were registered into the system ahead of the event. In a statement announcing the deployment, Camvi asserted that the automated gate “performed flawlessly during the meeting,” and suggested that it prompted some amazement among attendees, with Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs exclaiming, “Wow, this thing really works” upon the gate’s opening for her arrival.

Camvi says that organizers are planning to expand the use of this facial recognition at next year’s ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, applying it to more than 8,000 individuals, rather than the select group of officials registered in this summer’s deployment.

It’s another example of the growing prevalence of biometric access control, and of that based on facial recognition in particular. And with other high-profile examples such as Japanese authorities’ plans to use facial recognition for venue entry in the 2020 Olympics in the pipeline, such technologies’ ascent is likely to continue, and even to escalate.

September 20, 2018 – by Alex Perala