This year’s Brit Awards used facial recognition technology to enhance its event security, deploying the technology to screen guests at multiple entrances to the O2 in London.
Surveillance and security technology provider, Digital Barriers, partnered with Super-Recognisers International (SRI), a company that trains staff to identify faces in crowds, to provide the facial recognition security at the Brits.
The Digital Barriers facial recognition system linked to mobile apps, which enabled specialised SRI staff members to make secondary face-to-face identity verification checks.
The same technology was previously used at the O2 for the National Television Awards in January.
“The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue and we’re continually reviewing our security measures,” says Paul Williams, senior security manager at the O2.