Security Operation at the 2010 Asian Games

Policy and Support
Proper legal regulation and support facilitate industry development. In the requirements for security systems in the Asian Games, video surveillance was specified in detail. Security cameras must be placed at all entrances and exits, outer barricade facilities, main passageways, spectator stands and other critical locations, with 100-percent coverage. In addition, medal storage rooms and lost-and-found areas must be monitored.

Critical locations included utilities rooms, HVAC and telecommunications, outer perimeter of VIP rooms, podiums, fields, referee areas, media centers and various pathways.

For such an event that required continuous and fail-proof operation of all systems, equipment must be carefully evaluated on the basis of quality, performance and reliability. Technical support is also a must.

All security solution providers had technicians on call 24/7 at the venues so that any glitch could be quickly resolved, according to Axis. Only the best could be seen on-site, and local, regional, national and international support centers and personnel were called upon whenever necessary.

Issues at Hand Although analog is currently mainstream for stadium security, most agreed that digital, network and intelligent are inevitable. Yet one issue that remains is the challenge with compatibility and system integration. Video surveillance, access control and intrusion alarms must integrate seamlessly, but Infinova feels what is clearly lacking is standard software and hardware interfaces, as well as reliable, generally accepted and continuously evolving management platforms. These cannot be resolved without collaboration among hardware and software suppliers, system integrators and end users.

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