Sony Kicks off winning 4K video security solution at Newcastle's Rugby World Cup Fanzone

Sony Kicks off winning 4K video security solution at Newcastle's Rugby World Cup Fanzone
Fans all over the world have travelled to England for the Rugby World Cup 2015. As one of the host cities, Newcastle created a fanzone area as an extension to its stadium for spectators to watch and enjoy all of the matches, as well as get involved in lots of fun rugby-related activities.

With thousands of fans on site at any one point, Newcastle City Council chose to add the Sony SNC-VM772R 4K video security camera to its existing network to ensure maximum security and safety of the public.

Background
When looking for a security solution to meet the demands of the busy site, Newcastle City Council made it clear that optimum image quality was a top priority in order to ensure the most effective monitoring possible. With a large area to cover, it was crucial that the solution would be able to capture the entire site and the minute details of the scene to provide round the clock surveillance.

Challenges
The site required a robust security solution which offered broad coverage and the best footage quality. The solution needed to deliver all the benefits of 4K technology, particularly high image resolution, without adding to the strain on the video network. Newcastle City Council needed to cover a wide field of view on the site whilst simultaneously having the ability to zoom in to areas of interest within the scene to make identification undisputable every time.

Sony Solution
Sony’s 4K SNC-VM772R security camera was installed to monitor the fanzone area. The 4K camera combines the enhanced resolution of up to 20MP with impressive low-light sensitivity, bandwidth optimization features and intelligent scene capture capability (to automatically deliver the best picture quality depending on the scene), ideal for on-site surveillance at the Rugby World Cup fanzone.

Paul Angus, Community Safety Officer at Newcastle City Council explained: “When we were looking for a security solution on site, we wanted a top of the range product which delivered uncompromising image quality. Since installing the solution we have been very impressed with the enhanced image quality and wider scene capture. Compared to analogue and HD models, we’ve been able to see details within a scene much more clearly and can easily differentiate between colours and shapes in the images we capture.”

Results
The fully integrated, easy-to-manage system has delivered comprehensive security at the fanzone during the Rugby World Cup. Traditionally, high resolution imaging has come at the expense of low-light sensitivity. The high sensitivity and 1.0 type 20MP Exmor R sensor used in the SNC-VM772R means that 4K high resolution recording is maintained regardless of lighting levels, enabling clear image capture in light and dark conditions. The implementation of 4K has created a streamlined security solution on the site, so identification can be accurate each and every time. The camera has seamlessly integrated within the site’s large, existing security network, providing high image capture in the site’s key area.


Product Adopted:
Network Cameras


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