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Herta facial recognition secures Uruguay football stadiums



Herta reports that three of the most significant stadiums in Uruguay football have deployed its facial recognition technology in the last year to increase the level of security. Its use is contributing to the identification of unauthorized persons accessing football matches.

The deployment was made possible through the Ministry of the Interior, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) and its top two clubs. H&O Tecnología (DDBA Ltda.) won a public tender to execute the project and selected Herta’s facial recognition technology and a Wavestore VMS platform was integrated for the video management.

These stadiums with Herta facial recognition systems supplied by DDBA include: Centenario Stadium, Great Central Park, the stadium of the National Football Club, and Champion of the Century, the stadium of the Athletic Club Peñarol. Centenario stadium first deployed the system in April 2017.

“Uruguay is a pioneer in the world in the use of facial recognition technology for the identification of unwanted persons,” said Javier Rodríguez Saeta, CEO of Herta.

“These tools have contributed in a formidable way to significantly reduce the episodes of violence in sporting events, and it is a path that other Latin American countries will be following in the short term,” added Germán Ruiz, partner of DDBA.

Last month Hikvision signed a three-year partnership deal with a Brazilian Championship A Series football club to outfit its 49,000-seat stadium with a security solution that includes AI-powered facial recognition cameras.

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