The National Football League's Miami Dolphins recently collaborated with GE Security Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions, and Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies Integration Solutions to deploy an advanced IP video surveillance system at Dolphin Stadium. The stadium used the system in conjunction with other technologies to protect and enhance the game-day experience for more than 900,000 fans during Miami Dolphins regular season and playoff games, as well as the major Bowl Championship Series game and other events.
The video solution, which includes GE Security Megapixel and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) Legend Dome cameras and Video Management System (VMS) software, is part of a comprehensive fan conduct program to help security personnel respond to emergencies and other situations at stadium events throughout the year, including the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March and Florida Marlins home games.
"The GE Security video system provides a clear view of nearly every seat in the house, so stadium security personnel can respond more effectively to reports of potential disruptions, and fans can play an important role in making sure their game-day experience is the best it can be," said George Torres, Miami Dolphins senior director of marketing and communications.
The Dolphins worked with Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies Integration Solutions, a GE Security global integration partner, to install GE Security's Megapixel and PTZ Legend Dome cameras strategically throughout the facility, providing operators a more reliable view of events in and around the stadium. Monitored from a control center within Dolphin Stadium, the cameras allow security personnel to enlarge key portions of video images with minimal distortion and offer sharper, higher-resolution images for use as forensic evidence.
GE Security VMS software provides a user interface allowing control room operators to analyze live and recorded video quickly for fast response to situations anywhere in the stadium. It is an open architecture monitoring solution, which enables the stadium to integrate additional key security enhancements and features, including video analytics applications, in future phases.