Dallmeier, the suppliers of network surveillance systems, has released details of a project to improve security at Ibrox, home to Scottish Premiership soccer side Glasgow Rangers FC.
With the club currently relying on an ageing analog CCTV system, the new development will see the introduction of an all-new state-of-the-art video monitoring system.
The previous system, which operated cameras from a range of manufacturers, will be replaced by an end-to-end Dallmeier Full IP HD solution. A new fiber ring network will also be introduced around the stadium to ensure system performance and provide additional capacity in case of increased operational requirements.
“To achieve visitor safety at all times, it is necessary to equip stadia with video information systems that enable operators and authorities to clearly identify and track individuals within groups of people and over large areas and distances,” said Roland Meier, director at Dallmeier.
The German video technology specialist’s main partner in Scotland, Systechnica, will take charge of the project work and is fully trained in the installation and maintenance of all the new systems within the facility.
At the core of the system, Dallmeier has included its Multifocal Sensor System (MFS), Panomera. Placed in strategic locations both inside and outside of the bowl, the technology was specially developed for video surveillance of expansive areas. Using the MFS technology, a huge area can be surveyed from a single location, and resolution can be scaled nearly limitlessly.
Rangers’ system upgrade also includes Dallmeier PTZ cameras, DDF5400 fixed domes and a number of the highly discreet Picodome cameras. Video images are now stored on high-performance IPS 2400 and IPS 10,000 server recording appliances. To enable user-friendly recording and evaluation of IP based audio and video data, video management was updated to state-of-the-art SMAVIA VideoIP server and client software.
“The installation at Rangers FC went smoothly and has produced outstanding images, with an intuitive front end, allowing the club to expand as both risk and requirements change,” said Brian McNeill, CEO at Systechnica.
November 16, 2017
Written by Sam Petters