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Anviz intros biometric temperature screening, Digital Ally partners to help businesses reopen

Details emerge of Tokyo Olympics facial recognition expansion
Anviz intros biometric temperature screening, Digital Ally partners to help businesses reopen

Anviz has launched a pair of new facial recognition solutions for biometric access control and workforce management to help protect businesses prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The new FaceDeep 5 and FaceDeep 5 IRT each feature contactless identity verification and mask-detection capabilities, and infrared and visual-range dual facial recognition cameras. Each also integrates the BioNano facial recognition algorithm and RFID-reading technology.

The thermographic body temperature scanning technology of the FaceDeep 5 IRT is faster and more accurate than single point, or ‘thermopile’ screening, and can capture the subject’s temperature from a distance of 3.2 feet in less than 0.3 seconds, according to the announcement. The FaceDeep 5 is also IP65 compliant, making it suitable for outdoor use.

Digital Ally signs integrator partnership

Digital Ally has formed a preferred integrator partnership with Integrated Openings Solutions (IOS) for the integration and installation of its ThermoVu line of non-contact temperature-screening devices with optional features including door locking and employee badge system support.

IOS provides commercial and architectural openings solutions to help make buildings smart and sustainable, serving school, government, industrial, and business markets of all sizes, according to the announcement.

The ThermoVu line, which was launched earlier this year, and also features optional facial recognition.

Japan plans widespread face biometrics use to fight COVID spread at upcoming Olympics

Japan’s government is planning to repurpose facial recognition technology originally intended to provide security for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Kyodo News.

Government sources told the publication that one plan is to locate cameras with face biometrics around stadiums and venues to record spectator’s movements, check their body temperatures and ensure they are wearing masks, Kyodo News reports. The record the system would generate could be used for contact tracing.

A system for recording the times that athletes enter and leave the athletes’ village and training camps to check compliance with movement limitation requests is also under consideration.

All spectators’ data would be deleted after the games end to preserve their privacy.

Reports first emerged in September that the government was considering wider use of facial recognition, possibly supplied by existing partner NEC, to prevent virus transmission.

An interim report from the government’s novel coronavirus countermeasures council is expected to reveal what measures are expected by the end of year.

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