The NFL's New Orleans Saints has implemented facial recognition technology for touchless access control into its training facilities. Athletes, staff and coaches of the NFL team will use AnyVision's biometric access control technology -- the latest professional sports team security technology deployment.
Teams, stadiums and facilities around the country are deploying new technology for touchless access control, screening and more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We went with recognition-based access control before the pandemic out of convenience and efficiency, and now to ensure safety, it’s critical to keep people moving,” New Orleans Saints IT director Jody Barbier said. “Every single organization that has more than a few people coming into a facility that needs a controlled point of entry should have a recognition-based access control system installed. It’s table stakes at this point. It’s safer and it gives people more confidence that their employer is making decisions with their safety in mind.”