Individuals who have been caught breaking the stadium rules receive a ban from coming back to games, and are registered on a blacklist. Brøndby IF has an average home game attendance of roughly 14,000 people, and there can be up to approximately 100 people registered on the blacklist at any given time. In the past, the security staff at the entrance gates prevented them from entering the stadium through visual checks against the list, but this manual approach had its limits, and it was difficult to stop every person, who at times attempted to enter the stadium wearing disguises such as sunglasses or by changing their appearance.
Faced with this issue, Panasonic spent approximately two years working with the club to develop a facial recognition system that could meet the stadium’s needs. When the system matches the face at the gate to someone who has been registered on the blacklist, a real time notification is seen by staff in the stadium surveillance room, and once they have double checked the accuracy, a message is sent to the security staff at the entrance to stop the individual before they can proceed through the gates. Through this, a strong security procedure has been established with a multi-check system comprised of the facial recognition system and actual people.