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Real-Life Video Surveillance Secures Worldwide Events

Real-Life Video Surveillance Secures Worldwide Events

What do security installations look like at large events? Dallmeier electronic shows how they implement video solutions at the Shanghai World Expo and the World Cup.

Dallmeier Secures World Cup Stadiums in South Africa
The preparations for the soccer World Cup in South Africa include guaranteeing the safety and security of visitors. The Soccer City as well as the Coca-Cola Park Stadium have modernized their respective video surveillance systems with an IP solution from Dallmeier electronic.

The largest World Cup stadium ever will accommodate 95,000 spectators, with 99 VIP lounges, 6,000 business seats and restaurants. Besides its size, the Soccer City's facade is reminiscent of a calabash, a traditional African clay pot.

The Coca-Cola Park Stadium in Johannesburg has been expanded for the World Cup. Originally built as a rugby stadium in 1928 called "Ellis Park," it seats up to 70,000 fans. Uncontrolled crowds or fights are potential problem, so local system integrator Engineered Systems Solutions installed a Dallmeier system. "We rely on Dallmeier products because the technology is highly reliable and, yet, at the same time, easy to use for the security operator," said Jose Oliveira, Manager at Engineered Systems Solutions.

"Besides providing for increased safety and security for the visitors, the new surveillance/IP systems also offer the stadiums a clear financial benefit," said Frank Oetjen, Dallmeier Sales Manager. "Considering the numerous international fans it's an advantage that the system can help to rebut potential foreign legal claims in case anything should happen."

The Dallmeier network camera system includes both fixed dome and high-speed PTZ cameras. They record clear, high-contrast images, even under difficult lighting conditions. Individual faces can be clearly identified at great distances.

The camera images are recorded on Dallmeier recorders. These video network systems, with up to 24 IP-based video channels, support MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and H.264. The system allows simultaneous recording, streaming, backup, live display and playback at the recorder or via a network. Additionally, remote network access for configuration and transcoding via a network is possible. Every channel can be recorded at up to 25 fps.

The respective systems are controlled and operated using a high-performance security management system. Operating procedures and complex controls can be stored so that security personnel at the Soccer City and Coca-Cola Park Stadiums can operate their systems conveniently and intuitively.

The train station alone, which is just a short walk from the Soccer City Stadium, is monitored by more than 100 network cameras, and the same applies to the New Doornfontein Station at the Coca-Cola Park Stadium. "The fact that the technology offers long-term investment protection was another decisive reason for choosing Dallmeier," Oliveira said. "The stadium operators are very satisfied with the surveillance system."

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