NEC has revealed that it provided a facial recognition system and a behavior detection system for the 18th Asian Games as a supporting sponsor in the category of ICT security. The Asian Games are an international multi-sport event for athletes from across Asia that are held once every four years. This year’s event took place in Indonesia.

NEC offered a facial recognition system utilizing NeoFace and a behavior detection system to the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, the main stadium of this event. These systems were used to identify suspicious persons from surveillance camera video as well as detect restricted area intrusions and suspicious objects.

Systems were provided as part of the Official Development Assistance from the Japanese Government to the Indonesian Government. The project was implemented with support from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia, which was in charge of infrastructure development projects for the 18th Asian Games.

NEC also provided a network system to manage the event. The system connected a total of 130 locations, including associated offices of the Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee and all competition venues. NEC also supported system operations during the event. The company also provided surveillance cameras, network systems, and telephone exchanges for competition venues.

“NEC is proud to have contributed to the safe, secure and efficient management of the Asian Games,” said Ichiro Kurihara, President Director, PT. NEC Indonesia. “Going forward, NEC will continue to globally provide sophisticated solutions in support of the ‘NEC Safer Cites’ program, including facial recognition systems and behavior detection systems. We aim to take advantage of these experiences with the Asian Games 2018 in order to promote smart city initiatives centered on essential infrastructure that contributes to safe and secure community development through digital transformation.”

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NEC Vice President of Federal Operations Benji Hutchinson recently spoke with Biometric Update about public facial recognition deployments and the current debate about the technology.

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