Sony and NW develop IP-based stadium CCTV solution
In partnership with Sony’s Venue & Stadium Innovation team, NW Systems has developed a network-based stadium CCTV solution that meets today’s high standards required by the Premier League.
To help manage crowd safety, Sony has a range of IP camera surveillance products designed to deliver optimum image clarity within challenging stadium environments. Packed with advanced proprietory technologies, Sony cameras are capable of capturing detailed video footage of individuals and incidents, allowing for close inspection and gathering clear evidence material.
This stadium-specific solution overcomes the challenge of capturing details of individuals within a capacity crowd by combining high resolution image sensors with state-of-the-art light and contrast enhancement technologies that will produce optimum quality surveillance footage of individuals at the (darker) back of the stands as well as those in the (brighter) front seats. Sony’s advanced View-DR technology also ensures that stadium floodlights do not affect the usefulness of the imagery.
Typically, a bank of IP cameras is installed on each of the four stands providing full coverage of the stand opposite. For optimum reliability and high data speeds each group of cameras is served via a fibre backbone that runs from the CCTV control room.
High capacity servers and storage units handle high frame rate, high resolution video capture on match days with the CCTV operators being able to follow live events closely via an intuitive, user-friendly control interface and a high definition video wall. Mission-critical failover and backup systems ensure maximum operable reliability and data safety.
As part of the complete solution, we also offer the design and delivery of a custom-made control desk with integrated video displays and controls.
Future proof investment
Customers can be assured that the investment is future-proof. The system has a scalable, open platform at its core, enabling users to develop the system if requirements change or expansion is needed over time.
Being network-based, our stadium CCTV solution can also be integrated with other control systems such as EPOS systems, number plate recognition or access control whilst advanced video analytics can be added for crowd control around the stadium.
Our high-standard, all-encompassing service delivery is all part of our integrated stadium CCTV solution, providing the support required to ensure optimised system performance for its lifetime.
The system has been tried and tested and is ready for deployment in any stadium environment now.