Oosto brings facial recognition to Australian Turf Club’s CCTV system

Israeli company Oosto has revealed details of the deployment of its facial recognition software to enhance security and identify VIPs at the Australian Turf Club (ATC).

The collaboration also included help from partner security consultancy Quorum Security.

“We were fortunate enough to join the Australian Turf Club in 2015,” says Matthew Brooks, senior project manager at Quorum Security, as seen in a video on cooperation. “We work closely with the security team on their CCTV systems. We looked at new technologies and explored different options with them and have been supporting them ever since. »

Prior to the partnership with Oosto, the club would have needed a system that could identify known offenders and self-excluded gaming patrons across multiple entrances and exit points, making it difficult to rely on the human eye. or to memory alone.

“Some of the challenges we faced were identifying people who had been kicked out of the site or causing trouble and being able to recognize them again at another time, here or on one of our other running routes. “, explains Gary Colston, ATC Security and Access Manager.

According to Oosto Regional Sales Manager Eric Yang, these pain points have always been very difficult for security guards to remember faces.

“Therefore, it’s absolutely crucial to deploy advanced technology to help them find people much faster than traditional methods,” Yang adds.

Additionally, the Oosto OnWatch solution allowed ATC to retain its CCTV infrastructure, making deployment easier and less expensive.

“We could use our existing cameras and setup,” Colston says. “We didn’t have to invest in a bunch of new cameras, or a massive amount of servers and things like that, so it was easier for us to implement it on our system.”

Since the biometric solution was rolled out, Yang said the detection rate of possible threats has improved significantly.

“Having a photo of a customer loaded into the system to search for them and find where they have been historically, rather than just being searched from then on, was a key differentiator. And we are very happy to see our product being deployed here to its best use.

The case study on partnering with ATC and Quorum Security comes weeks after Oosto released a report highlighting the limitations of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT).

Most recently, the company’s vice president of engineering, Moshe Ofry, guest-authored on face blindness in relation to facial biometrics.

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biometric identification | biometrics | video surveillance | criminal identification | facial recognition | Oste

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