Last 10th of April was a historic day for football in Spain. Thanks to dasGate, for the first time, a first division team of LaLiga, Club Atlético Osasuna, allowed its members access by facial recognition.
The performance of this new access system was spectacular and demonstrated that it could provide access to 20 people per minute—an unprecedented number and performance. A speed of access generated an exceptional user experience. It gave both the Club and LaLiga security complete confidence that the people accessing the stadium were the season ticket holders.
Access El Sadar with your biometrics.
A phased implementation at El Sadar
Before progressively deploying the system to all the stadium gates and following LaLiga’s protocol for this type of action, dasGate and Osasuna set up the first turnstile at gate 7, through which a hundred or so Osasuna members were able to access their seats quickly, comfortably and securely. All members went through a simple one-minute pre-registration process, which allowed them to arrive at their access gate without carrying their physical or digital season ticket on their mobile phones. When they put their face close to the terminal, it recognized them and opened the turnstile in tenths of a second. No waiting and no queues.
The success of this first turnstile and the excellent reception by the members will mean that for the next Osasuna home game, a greater number of doors will be set up in the different access sectors. So that progressively, everyone will have the possibility, if they wish, to use this access system that adds to the traditional ways of access without substituting them.
With this new milestone, dasGate consolidates its leadership in managing access to sports venues and major events. A leadership based on the technological superiority of the facial biometrics engine of Veridas, a company of the group with which we operate and recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States (the primary reference for evaluating this type of technology) as one of the best in the world.