Weight factor in the term proposed behavior modification (TAC) presented by Basque To the Public Ministry in Rio de Janeiro, the facial recognition system will be gradually implemented in Sao January. This is one of the main points for the Public Prosecutor’s Office to clear the stadium to receive the public again, which has not happened since June 22.
In addition to increased security, the biometric system will bring other benefits, such as eliminating the use of physical tickets. Another purpose of this technology is to combat currency exchange, a problem that all stadiums in Brazil face.
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The club’s plan is to gradually install facial recognition at the turnstiles in São Januário, starting with smaller sectors, such as the tip section. If the proposal is accepted by the Public Ministry at a new meeting next week, Vasco intends for the system to already work in some stadium accesses for the match against Coritiba, on September 21.
Vasco had already installed new turnstiles in the stadium, more modern than the previous ones, even before the court banned them, which will facilitate the implementation of biometrics. Sao Januario will be the first stadium in Rio de Janeiro to be equipped with a facial recognition system.
But the system will not be limited to São Januário. This is because the General Sports Code already provides for the adoption of this technology in football arenas by June 2025. Vasco intends to implement biometrics at all entrances to its stadium by the end of next year.
And last August, the House Public Security Committee approved a bill establishing guidelines for the use and implementation of video surveillance systems with facial recognition in stadiums and other venues for professional competitions.
According to the approved text, the facial recognition system will be optional, according to the needs of each site to ensure the protection of basic rights, and to ensure the privacy and security of fans and players.
In Brazil, Palmeiras, Goiás and Atlético MG both use facial recognition in their arenas. In the case of Sao Paulo, BePass was responsible for the implementation, while Imply implemented it at Galo Stadium.
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