SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc. has entered into a global partnership G2K Group GmbH, a German tech company to revolutionize real-time video analytics for threat protection in preventative security management.
SAFR features include facial recognition, mask detection, person detection, and demographic analysis which have been integrated into Parsifal, a robust AI platform providing actionable video analytics for verticals such as retail, transportation, smart cities, and sports and entertainment.
(SAFR uses computer vision to anonymously detect faces in video with a 95% detection rate — including surgical style masks and those constructed of patterned fabric design. Courtesy of SAFR from RealNetworks and YouTube.)
SAFR’s mask detection and Parsifal’s contactless body temperature scan were key features that won G2K a contract from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to provide entry screening for spectators attending the Super Cup Final 2020.
“SAFR from RealNetworks’ partnership with G2K Group is characterized by the innovation, quality, and professionalism of both companies. SAFR’s computer vision features add critical data to the Parsifal platform enhancing the overall video analytics offering and unlocking new customer use cases such as mask detection,” explains Jose Larrucea, SVP EMEA & LATAM at RealNetworks.
SAFR’s high performance on live video makes it a natural fit for integration into Parsifal, which relies on actionable real-time insights to improve general surveillance, behavioral predictions, access control, and response to COVID-19 health and safety measures.
The first major deployment of Parsifal featuring SAFR was in September at the UEFA Super Cup Final 2020 in Budapest, where a partial return of fans was tested under guidelines by the Hungarian Public Health Authorities.
The SAFR-enabled Parsifal platform enabled more than 15,000 spectators to return to the stadium under the required health and safety conditions.
(SAFR uses computer vision to anonymously detect faces in video with a 95% detection rate — including surgical style masks and those constructed of patterned fabric design. The deployment of Parsifal at the stadium entry points produced the desired outcome, successfully detecting all persons attempting to enter the event without a mask. Courtesy of G2K Group and YouTube.)
Parsifal was deployed on cameras at each entry, performing rapid, automated fever scanning and mask detection while alerting attendants of any anomalies.
According to Andreas Schaer, Chief of Venue Operations for UEFA, the automated screening technology deployed by G2K helped UEFA and the Hungarian Football Federation deliver a safe and secure major football event with public attendance for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“The cooperation with SAFR has reached its next stage with the very successful project with UEFA for the Super Cup Final 2020,” added Georg Rennenkampff, G2K VP Partnership Management.
“The use of SAFR’s highly accurate mask detection algorithm strengthened the overall Parsifal solution, making it better able to serve customers dealing with the realities of a global pandemic.”
“G2K is looking forward to many more projects and further strengthening its prosperous partnership with SAFR.”
To Learn More about the deployment at the UEFA Super Cup Final 2020, please visit https://safr.com/case-studies/UEFA.
SAFR is designed to deliver highly accurate, actionable insights under challenging real-world conditions.
Whether it’s used for occupancy counting, face mask detection, watchlist management, or face-based secure access, SAFR can be deployed on premises, in the cloud, or with a VMS.
SAFR enhances security, heightens situational awareness, and delivers insights that improve operational efficiency and protect the health and safety of people everywhere.
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