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Panasonic Brings Face-Based Entry to Belgian Soccer Stadium

Panasonic Brings Face-Based Entry to Belgian Soccer Stadium

Fans of the Belgian soccer club RWD Molenbeek will soon be able to access their home stadium via biometric recognition. The service comes by way of Zetes, and thanks to facial recognition technology from Panasonic. For RWD Molenbeek fans, this means that when season tickets are ordered online, they’ll be asked to upload a selfie.…

Hungarian Soccer Stadium Uses Biometrics to Prevent Hooliganism

Hungarian Soccer Stadium Uses Biometrics to Prevent Hooliganism

A soccer stadium in Hungary is using palm vein scanners to help thwart hooliganism. Called StadiumGuard, it has been deployed at all of the Hungarian Champion Ferencváros stadium’s 36 entry gates. Soccer fans need only to wave their hands above the scanners to gain entry. The technology was provided by BioSec Group Ltd., which claims…

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

NEC is celebrating a successful deployment of its facial recognition technology in Colombia, where it installed a security screening system at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin. It was initially deployed at the end of last year, in cooperation with Medellin mayor Federico Gutierrez for his ‘Safer Stadium Project’. Atanasio Girardot hosts two major football clubs,…

Dutch Football Association Uses Mobile Biometrics to Fight Hooliganism

Dutch Football Association Uses Mobile Biometrics to Fight Hooliganism

The Dutch Football Association, KNVB, is seeking to leverage biometric technology to keep hooligans out of soccer games. To that end, it has commissioned an app from the G4S security company that uses fingerprint scanning and GPS technology to effectively track convicted hooligans. It’s intended as a more effective alternative to the country’s current system,…

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

The Scottish Government says it will not finance a facial recognition system for soccer stadiums. It’s a blow to plans first announced last month, when the Scottish Professional Football League put forward the idea as a security measure in the wake of unruly fan behavior; the idea would be to use it to automatically flag…