A Canadian company called Avigilon have put out a media release touting their success in winning the contract to provide our very own Canberra Stadium with a “High Definition (HD) surveillance system to monitor patrons, ensuring improved public safety and overall venue security”
Apparently 11 face recognising cameras will now be scanning the crowd identifying trouble makers.
- “Canberra Stadium upgraded from an analog surveillance system that was ineffective and difficult to maintain to the Avigilon HD surveillance system, including 11 Avigilon cameras ranging from four to 16 megapixels. Security officials manage the system using Avigilon Control Center network video management software to instantly identify details necessary for positive identification, leading to faster response times and better overall protection. Canberra Stadium has also leveraged the facial and license plate recognition capabilities of the Avigilon HD surveillance system to achieve positive identification, even at night, something they were previously unable to do.”
Fortunately no mention of automated smuggled beer recognition.
The things you need to do when bidding to host soccer games?