Published on 28 July, 2010
|The CCTV image above shows the culprits identified and marked by the yellow box|
Violence at football (soccer) matches is a well-known problem and affects soccer authorities and fans all over the world. In a continuing series showcasing IQinVision
technology assisting end users to "Catch the Bad Guy", here's the latest successful incident. At Pasienky Stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia, Canex
has installed 17 IQeye HD megapixel cameras in a novel set-up to provide panoramic views of all the seating areas around the stadium.
During a match between the home side Slovan Bratislava and Spartak Trnava, a fan expressed his excitement by lighting a seat on fire with a smoke bomb. Thanks to the IQeye cameras, at one point, one could see a nearly-full section of the stadium enjoying the game while the man with a grey sweatshirt lights his smoke bomb. In the adjoining photo, one can see that a large section of seats has cleared, there is substantial smoke, and the perpetrator and his two friends are identified inside the yellow box far from their deed.
On the basis of the IQeye images, the perpetrator was identified in less than two seconds by stadium personnel and then apprehended by the police. This fan will have to express his future excitement from the couch in front of his television - he has been banned from attending future Slovan Bratislava football matches.