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CLEAR Pivots Into Soccer with Latest Stadium Deployments

CLEAR Pivots Into Soccer with Latest Stadium Deployments

CLEAR has further expanded the reach of its biometric pre-screening platform in the sports world, this time with deployments at soccer stadiums. One of the organization’s new partners is the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), with CLEAR’s biometric scanning to enable expedited entry for fans at the Banc of California Stadium. The same goes for…

Facial Recognition Delivers Candid Pics to Illinois Marathon Runners

Facial Recognition Delivers Candid Pics to Illinois Marathon Runners

The latest Illinois Marathon took advantage of biometric technology to help improve runners’ experience. The technology came by way of EnMotive, which describes itself as a timing and race production company. Its EnPhoto platform was used to automatically identify runners’ bibs and faces, and to send personalized alerts to the participants as they finished their…

Herta Tech Defends Against Soccer Hooligans in Uruguay

Herta Tech Defends Against Soccer Hooligans in Uruguay

“The facial recognition systems were implemented to prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to the soccer stadiums – in other words, to prevent hooliganism.” Facial recognition specialist Herta is celebrating the success of deployments at three sports stadiums in Uruguay. The projects were undertaken in collaboration with DDBA, a Uruguayan security integrator, which won the…

Australian Sports Venue Exec Reveals Biometric Security Plans at Gov’t Inquiry

Australian Sports Venue Exec Reveals Biometric Security Plans at Gov’t Inquiry

Administrators at one of Australia’s most high-profile sports venues are considering implementing security based on automated facial recognition, but may have a bit of a tug-of-war with government authorities over the matter. The plans came to light during a parliamentary counterterrorism inquiry, where VenuesWest CEO David Etherton suggested that the firm is evaluating the possibility…

Facial Recognition May Be Coming to Hockey Arenas: Report

Facial Recognition May Be Coming to Hockey Arenas: Report

Facial recognition security may soon come to NHL games, suggests a new report from TSN. The idea is to screen those entering hockey arenas for potential criminals and other security risks. It’s not yet a matter of open discussion, but TSN’s report asserts that a “senior executive with one NHL club” told its journalist that…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Detroit Ballpark

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Detroit Ballpark

Biometric screening has come to Detroit’s Comerica Park ballpark, care of CLEAR. The system is available through Gate A of the park, allowing CLEAR registrants to breeze through security by scanning their fingers at the entrance. Each CLEAR member can also take one ticket-holding adult companion, or any number of accompanying children, through the express…

Biometrics to Bust Runner Ringers in Beijing Half Marathon

Biometrics to Bust Runner Ringers in Beijing Half Marathon

Organizers are planning to use biometrics to weed out cheaters in an upcoming half marathon in Beijing. As The Telegraph reports, the development comes amid a “fitness craze” sweeping across China, with 2016 having seen twice as many marathon runners as the year before. But amid that increasing interest there have also been sporadic reports…

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,…

News Roundup: Brainwave Biometrics

News Roundup: Brainwave Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics Physical Access & Enterprise Month culminated in an exclusive webinar event, Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow. Meanwhile, the industry news featured stories on brainwave biometrics, the Comelec hacks in the Philippines, fingerprint recognition solutions, and more. Here’s a look back on the tops stories in identity management from…

Marlins Park Gets CLEAR Biometric Express Lanes

Marlins Park Gets CLEAR Biometric Express Lanes

Biometric security screening solutions provider CLEAR is celebrating another major stadium deployment. Marlins Park, the home turf of the Miami Marlins, now has Marlins CLEAR Lanes enabling express entry to the stadium. After an initial enrollment, ticket holders who take advantage of the system will be able to enter the stadium by scanning their fingers…

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…

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Facial recognition technology may be introduced to Scottish soccer stadiums as a means of addressing soccer club fans’ unruly conduct. The idea came up during a meeting of the Scottish Professional Football League, with its 42 members considering the proposal in the wake of complaints over fans singing sectarian songs and setting off pyrotechnics in…

Fans Get Fast-Tracked Biometric Entry to Yankee Stadium

Fans Get Fast-Tracked Biometric Entry to Yankee Stadium

CLEAR’s biometric access control system is coming to Yankee Stadium in New York, the company has announced. In a statement, CLEAR asserted that as a company based in New York, its staff are particularly excited about the deployment. The system will begin operations on August 7, offering free enrollment to sports fans while those who…