Biometric access protocol Atlas Weekend case study



At the Atlas Weekend 2019 music festival the biometric security check pilot project was conducted. The goal was to prevent financial losses based on tickets frauds and to determine the exact numbers of potential losses.

General data and results

Total quantity of unique visitors registered in the system: 157 410
Total tickets sold: 378 190
Total staff: 9000
A representative sample of visitors under suspicion of security: 15000
Violators detected after verifying the compliance of persons with the system: 523
Average one ticket price: 1000 hryvnias
Total revenue: 378 190 000 hryvnias

An estimate in 3.5% from the total quantity of visitors who transferred the bracelet (committed fraud). In absolute terms, the level of the organizers' forecasted losses from this type of ticket fraud is over 13 million hryvnias.

The problem

  1. The festival is experiencing problems of different tickets frauds, such as resale tickets, the sale of affiliate invitations and invitations to outsiders.
  2. The festival staff (food court zones, etc., a total of about 9 thousand people) sold and handed over their bracelets to outsiders.
  3. The festival takes place on the territory of the Expocentre of Ukraine, where a lot of outsiders (not connected with the festival) cars come in, which gives an easy opportunity to get to the festival territory for strangers.

To eliminate these problems, Atlas Weekend organizers contacted our company to help to solve problems using neural networks and computer vision biometric products.


  1. Visitors recognition
  2. Staff recognition
  3. Cars recognition

The Secumetrix system was installed at the Atlas Weekend festival to perform tasks.


Face Recognition

  • Face detection and recognition
  • Face 3D modelling

Face Analytics

  • emotion recognition
  • mimics estimation

Voice Analytics

  • speech recognition
  • voice identification

The solution

  1. The entrance locations of the festival were equipped with cameras. When registering a ticket and receiving a bracelet, a person's photo was taken, which was then entered into the database. In case of suspicion of bracelet removal, transfer to another or a fake, the visitor was sent for additional verification, which was carried out using the established recognition system and manual verification. When re-passing the checkpoint, the visitor again looked into the camera and comparison took place - the visitor’s correspondence with the person who purchased the ticket
  2. Each employee was photographed in advance and entered into the appropriate database. At each checkpoint, each employee was likewise compared to a person in the database for compliance.
  3. Barriers and surveillance cameras were installed at the entry points to the territory of the Expocentre of Ukraine. Service and staff car numbers were entered into the database in advance. At the time of passage, the number of cars was compared with the database.