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Japanese facial recognition system tightens concert security

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 01:11

A new facial recognition system could enhance security and ID checks at gigs and concerts according to its Japanese developers. Stuart McDill reports.

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Demonstrating the facial recognition system from Tapirs.co Its developers say it could help strengthen security at concerts and live events SOUNDBITE (Japanese) EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR, TAPIRS CO., TAKAAKI TOMISAWA, SAYING: "The facial recognition system identifies a person by checking two facial photos, one you registered in advance when purchasing a ticket and the other to be filmed when you enter a concert." The system has been used in Japan since 2014 - and can cope with large scale events catering for more than 100,000 people recognising the ticket holder as they enter and allocating a seat Speeding up the ID check process by as much as 30 percent - according to the company SOUNDBITE (Japanese) EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR, TAPIRS CO., TAKAAKI TOMISAWA, SAYING: "By controlling all information, who came in and went out when, we can ensure what kind of people are gathering at a concert or event venue and whether there is any suspicious person or not." Tomisawa said the system can also help prevent concerts tickets from being resold at inflated prices

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Japanese facial recognition system tightens concert security

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 01:11