Premier Australian Turf Club partners with Oosto to optimize the race day experience by identifying VIPs and bad actors in real time

Facial recognition leader Oosto has been chosen as the AI ​​alerts and watchlist provider for Sydney’s world-class racing, hospitality and entertainment operations

SYDNEY, Australia, August 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–( – Oosto, a world leader in artificial intelligence vision, has announced its partnership with iconic thoroughbred racing, event and hospitality operator, the Australian Lawn Club (ATC), for face-based security protection across all of its facilities.

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As Sydney’s largest racecourse, the Club’s elegant Royal Randwick Racecourse received its title from the Queen of England herself and is visited by over a million patrons each year, creating an intricate set of safety requirements for guests and employees. The Club also hosted world youth day with Pope Benedict and has appeared in many successful films, including Impossible mission.

Challenges for security teams included managing evictions of known offenders and self-excluded players across multiple entries and exits. Relying solely on the human eye or memory has proven difficult in recognizing repeat offenders at other ATC racetracks. As well as protecting over 500 staff on major race days (300 of which are security personnel), the Australian Turf Club has been tasked with consistently maintaining a world-class entertainment experience without compromising safety and security. .

Once the Australian Turf Club set up Oosto OnWatch real-time watchlist alert to recognize potential security threats, the solution significantly improved operational efficiency by ensuring that evicted and barred customers were immediately denied entry, while security teams were able to better track customers. people of interest throughout the site without interruption.

“Placed at key entry points, our passive cameras were transformed into smart cameras with Oosto’s video analytics software almost instantly,” said Gary Colston, Head of Security and Access at the Australian TurfClub. “We didn’t have to invest in a bunch of new cameras or a massive amount of servers and things like that. It was easy for us to implement it on our system.” Additionally, Mr. Colston said, “We needed something that was user-friendly. If it’s too complicated, [security teams] won’t use it and it becomes a waste of money.”

In collaboration with a partner security consulting company, Quorum Security, Oosto was able to help ATC significantly improve the detection rate of people of interest on site. Eric Yang, Regional Sales Manager, Oosto: “A key differentiation of Oosto’s solution is the ability for users to search through time, uploading a photo to the system and locating the whereabouts of historically and quickly, as opposed to tracking their steps just from a specific time.We are very happy to see our product deployed here to its best use.

Oosto’s state-of-the-art technology is also used at the Club to help secure monitored entry points for authorized employees. According to Mr Colston, this has proven particularly beneficial recently: “One of our staff was assaulted and we were able to get a picture of the person we thought had committed and put him through the facial recognition system. here and we were able to locate him at the event at that time and get that person banned.”

Adoption of facial recognition technology among sports venues, casinos and corporate buildings is increasing as a watchlist alert, access control and forensic investigation tool . The market is facing explosive growth and is expected to quadruple by 2026.

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Leading organizations in financial services, buildings, retail, healthcare, sports, gaming and other Fortune 500 companies use Oosto’s leading Vision AI platform to positively impact safety, productivity and customer experience. Oosto enables businesses to better protect their customers, guests and employees by identifying security and safety threats in real time without compromising fair and ethical use. Founded in 2015, Oosto operates worldwide through a network of offices and distributors and is backed by leading investors including Softbank Vision Fund, Eldridge, Qualcomm Ventures and DFJ Growth. To learn more about how Oosto integrates ethical AI and data privacy into its solutions and processes, please see: Why trust Oosto.

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