Published on 27 October, 2008
The French engineering company Ingenica has been tasked to install a MOBOTIX network-based video surveillance solution at the Parc des Princes soccer stadium in Paris.
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The stadium is home of the French premier league soccer club Paris Saint German and has seen quite a number of international games, such as the European Cup final 1984, the 3rd place final of the 1998 World Cup and the Uefa Cup final 1998 between Inter Milano and Lazio Rome. After a total overhaul in 1972, the stadium can hold 50,000 spectators.
The new video surveillance system has a special focus on monitoring the fans as they enter the gates of the stadium. The cameras are MOBOTIX D12 and M12 high-resolution IP network cameras, just like at the soccer stadium in Kaiserlautern, Germany. Some cameras will also be used for perimeter surveillance during the games and for detecting intruders if the stadium is not used. In order to cope with the large amount of video data, Ingenica has installed a storage system that conforms to the requirements of the new French law on video surveillance.
In addition, Ingenica plans to set up a 3D face recognition system that will provide access control to subscribed spectators of the club. This project is currently being presented at the French office for the protection of the privacy for approval.