Petrovsky Stadium

Petrovsky Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014

Petrovsky Stadium, home to Champion’s League participants FC Zenit St. Petersburg, has upgraded security and entry-flow with an important pilot project by GP smart stadium partner, ColosseoEAS.

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The entry turnstiles in one sector were fitted with Colosseo’s third-generation biometric facial recognition turnstile heads. Colosseo’s latest and best facial recognition technology was integrated with Zenit’s existing turnstile entry system. It is the first real, functional deployment of biometric facial recognition in Russia today. Colosseo’s biometric turnstile heads can process information more quickly than any other ticket reader on the current market and are equipped with a three LED-light control system that instantly confirms a ticket’s validity.

The high-resolution cameras capture a fan’s face at the turnstile, creating a biometric profile from the image that is immediately compared to either an ID database or a database of known unwanted persons. If no match is discovered, the fan can quickly step through the turnstile. If, however, a match is found, stadium access is denied and security personnel are notified. There are virtually no queuing delays at turnstiles and fans are practically unaware of biometric scanning activity. This increased security is only one of the benefits of Colosseo’s latest generation facial recognition devices.

Due to the fact that biometric turnstile heads are installed on outdoor turnstiles, they are equipped with waterproof, vandal-proof steel casing with reinforced glass to completely protect all electronics inside.

Colosseo’s latest facial recognition technology not only increases security at the Petrovsky Stadium, but also improves fan flow through the turnstiles, a win-win situation for fans and security personnel alike.

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Petrovsky Stadium