The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has, of course, drawn to a close. Germany isn’t the only team that can look back on a successful tournament. Following on from successful security installations for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the 2010 event in South Africa, IndigoVision’s IP video surveillance solution was deployed in South America to allow staff from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in Rio de Janeiro to monitor all 12 FIFA World Cup Stadiums from a dedicated Control Room.
International events of this scale present a massive challenge in terms of homeland security. Not only do such events attract fans from around the globe, but they also attract criminals, increase traffic and become potential targets for would-be terrorists.
IndigoVision’s solution was deployed in the regional Control Rooms located in each of the 12 host cities as well as two master Control Rooms developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice’s Special Law Enforcement Secretary specifically to support major events. This meant that every single security camera used for Brazil 2014 could potentially be monitored from any Control Room in any city.
Few security systems can deal with challenges like these, but IndigoVision has extensive experience in this field having provided solutions for five Olympic Games.
Integration of existing security systems
“Integrating the various stadiums’ existing systems was a major requirement,” stated Lopez Martin, IndigoVision’s regional director for Latin America. “Often, stadiums have their own security systems including security cameras, intrusion detection solutions, fire alarm systems and perimeter detection. To simply replace them all would be impractical and expensive. The open nature of IndigoVision’s solution means it’s easy to integrate and manage these systems in a single security set-up, making operator response faster, reducing installation times and lowering overall project cost.”
Martin added: “However, the greatest benefits of IndigoVision’s solution may be yet to come, as the highly scalable nature of this solution will allow it to grow and adapt as the end users’ needs change following the World Cup’s conclusion.”
“Regeneration is an important issue for any major event such as the World Cup,” explained IndigoVision’s CEO Marcus Kneen. “The great thing about our solution is that it’s so easy to scale and reconfigure as the use of the facilities changes. For example, after the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Stuttgart expanded the solution used for the tournament to monitor all transport routes within a 30 km radius of the stadium. It’s really rewarding to think that the people of Brazil will still be able to benefit from IndigoVision’s solution long after the World Cup has ended.”