How Security Cameras are Reshaping Safety
Brazil is set to host the World Cup next year and the Summer Olympics in 2016, arguably two of the biggest sporting events in the world. Played on the world stage and participated in by nearly every country, these two events will draw hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world. Along with these fans will be people hoping to take advantage of them. Pickpockets, scalpers and criminals will be crawling all over these events. With as much coverage as these two events will have there is also a real possibility of someone trying to replicate the tragedy in Boston.
This article is not meant to rehash tragic events but instead focus on how we are learning to prevent such atrocities from occurring again. Brazil has invested 900 million dollars in updating their electronic security measures as well as beefing up their manpower and physical presence.
Johnson Controls Security recently won a 29 Million dollar grant to install hundreds of cameras in the 12 stadiums that will be hosting World Cup matches. This includes analytic software and biometric scanners to make sure that the people entering for the games are who they say they are. Johnson Controls and the Brazilian police are also taking a preemptive role in reducing crime by integrating the World Cup ticket purchase system with local police records and cross matching known felons and troublemakers in an attempt to curtail violence before it happens.
In addition to the new cameras and recording software that is being added to the stadiums, Brazil has brought in extra police officers to beef up their presence. The current plan calls for 1 officer per every 50 spectators in the stadiums and 1 officer per every 80 spectators at publicly displayed matches. This added manpower will utilize high tech, state of the art ground vehicles and helicopters to provide immediate support. Brazil has also purchased 30 security robots capable of bomb removal and surveillance.
The World Cup preparations are a perfect example of how Hi-Tech security solutions are being integrated seamlessly with Police forces and private security teams worldwide resulting in a more organized and efficient use of manpower and increased productivity in crime prevention.
The good news is that you don’t need 29 million dollars to have a discreet and powerful camera system to protect your home, business or property. Dotworkz is available to help design a system that works for you.