Hooligans getting crazy at soccer games in Slovakia take note: IQinVision HD megapixel network cameras, smart IP cameras, and network video recording systems are being installed in multiple football (soccer) stadiums throughout Slovakia for security.
IQeye's view of the stands. The integrator for this ongoing project is Siemens, with custom software provided by Canex Connections.
Thus far, three Slovakian stadiums have installed between 12 and 16 IQeye Alliance cameras at each location to provide panoramic views of all seating terrace areas. Two more stadiums are scheduled to install the same array of IQeye cameras located in approximately six metal cylinders in the infield of each stadium and trained on the seating areas. There are 13 more stadiums considering installation of the same system utilizing IQeye HD megapixel technology.
Security forces monitor activity in the stadiums from a central control room, where they use the cWatch Stadium Monitor System (from Canex Connections), an advanced new touch-screen control system to monitor camera images, zoom in to quickly and easily identify trouble-makers, and then immediately intervene to stop potential incidents.
Since August 2009, at least six separate incidents have been observed by the new systems and security forces and/or police have intervened to stop incidents and, when appropriate, prosecute wrong-doers. Incidents have included fights, lighting seats on fire, and burning flags.
Command center view
The Slovak football (soccer) association has recommended the video surveillance system for all 18 stadiums. All are scheduled to have video surveillance systems installed by the end of autumn this year.
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