Published on 31 July, 2014
|IndigoVision’s solution was deployed in order to allow staff to monitor all 12 Brazil FIFA World Cup Stadiums from their control room
The World Cup has drawn to a close, and Germany are not the only ones who can look back on a successful tournament.
International events of this scale present a massive challenge in terms of homeland security. Not only do such events attract fans from around the globe, they also draw out criminals, increase traffic and are potential targets for terrorists.
Continuing successes in Germany 2006 and South Africa in 2010, IndigoVision’s IP video surveillance solution was deployed in order to allow staff from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in Rio de Janeiro to monitor all 12 FIFA World Cup Stadiums from their control room.
IndigoVision’s solution was also deployed in the regional control room located in each of the 12 host cities along with two master control rooms, which were developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice’s Special Law Enforcement Secretary specifically to support major events. This meant that every single security camera used for Brazil 2014 could potentially be monitored from any control room, in any city.
Few security systems can deal with challenges like these, but IndigoVision have extensive experience in this field having provided solutions for the South African and German World Cups along with five Olympic Games.
“Integrating the various stadiums’ existing systems is a major requirement,” stated Lopez Martin, IndigoVision’s Regional Director for Latin America, “Often stadiums have their own security systems; security cameras, intrusion detection, fire alarm systems, perimeter detection. To simply replace them all would be impractical and expensive. The open nature of IndigoVision’s solution means it’s easy to integrate and manage these systems in a single security solution, making operator response faster, reducing installation time and lowering project cost.
However, the greatest benefits of IndigoVision’s solution may be yet to come, as the highly scalable nature of IndigoVision’s solution will allow it to grow and adapt as the users’ needs change after the world cup.
“Regeneration is an important issue for any major event like this,” concludes IndigoVision CEO Marcus Kneen, “The great thing about our solution is that it so easy to scale and reconfigure as the use of the facilities changes. For example, after the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Stuttgart expanded the solution used for the tournament to monitor all transport routes within a 30km radius of the stadium. It’s really rewarding to think that the people of Brazil will still be able to benefit from IndigoVision’s solution long after the World Cup has ended.”