Event group grilled on WA terror security

February 14, 2018

Facial recognition cameras have been considered at Perth's Optus Stadium, an inquiry has been told.

Visitors to Perth's new Optus Stadium could be monitored by the same hi-tech facial recognition cameras used during the Sydney Ashes cricket Test, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

VenuesWest, which manages some of WA's biggest entertainment venues, has considered using facial recognition technology at the stadium as part of a broader security plan to protect event-goers from a possible terror attack.

"We have the technical capability to do that at Optus Stadium, it would just take some software and a few little changes," chief executive David Etherton told the inquiry on Wednesday.

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