Blink Identity Facial Recognition for Man City FC
Blink Identity wins City Startup Challenge in Manchester; to deploy facial-recognition technology in a pilot programme for Manchester City FC.
21:57 27 July 2019
Texas-based Blink Identity has recently won the City Startup Challenge in Manchester with its biometric security solution, designed to identify people’s faces at full walking speed.
The five-day competition was organised by City Football Group, the Abu Dhabi-based holding company that owns the English Premier League champions.
Blink Identity will work with City Football Group on their VIP and Academy access solutions.
Mary Haskett, CEO and co-founder of Blink Identity, said: “We’re thrilled to have been chosen to work with the City Football Group, integrating our facial-recognition-at-walking-speed solution into their elite programming,”
“Our state-of-the-art biometric technology has high throughput rates and accuracy, which, combined with our ‘privacy first’ policy, will improve dwell times, overall and specific security issues, and also back and front of the house operations for this prestigious organisation.”
Blink’s technology was launched at the KNOW 2019 conference in Las Vegas in March. Guests entered the event by simply walking past Blink’s sensor.