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Facial Recognition Technology in Tokyo 2020 Security Plans

Facial Recognition Technology in Tokyo 2020 Security PlansFacial Recognition Technology in Tokyo 2020 Security Plans

Facial recognition technology for all accredited officials is due to be part of the security plan at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Plans to utilize the technology are included in the Tokyo 2020 security plan guideline, seen by Kyodo News, for athletes, media and all games staff.

Their identification cards will contain chips allowing facial recognition technology to automatically verify their identity at all checkpoints, Insidethegames reported.

It aims to prevent entry using borrowed, stolen or counterfeit ID cards. It should also reduce queuing time during the summer months. Each venue will also be surrounded by a fence between 2.5 and three meters high, while infrared sensors and surveillance cameras will be in operation 24 hours per day.

Machines will also be used to detect forged tickets while new high performance cameras are among other reported innovations.

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