Uruguay. This solution has facilitated the detection of people who are prohibited from entering the stadium and the number of detainees per game has decreased.
One of the most latent problems during sporting events in the vast majority of Latin American cities is security. Thefts, fights and drug trafficking are inconveniences that occur inside stadiums and that become critical factors and difficult to control both football clubs and security personnel.
Seeking to recover the tranquility in these sporting events, with the aim of attracting the family audience again, the Ministry of the Interior of Uruguay determined the installation of high-tech security cameras, covering accesses, stands and boxes, within the Centennial Stadium, the most important of the country and recognized worldwide for having been the scene of the first game in the history of the soccer world cup.
With the implementation of this technological solution it has been possible to prevent the entry of people with a recent history of violence in stadiums and the behavior of the spectators has changed, since they went from an average of 200 detained per football match, to only ten. "We thought it would take a long time to reduce the violence that occurred in each game. However, from the first moment the camera system worked perfectly, allowing access control to those who were prohibited from entering. But the best thing is that the system works as a prevention tool, because when it is observed, the public behaves correctly, "explained Andrea Lanfranco, Executive General Secretary of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF).
The successful project was developed and executed by integrator H & O Tecnología Integrada and the Uruguayan Football Association in a record time of four months. "The term in which the camera system should be in operation was four months from the resolution issued by the Ministry of the Interior, with which it was necessary to make very precise decisions at each stage for an optimal implementation, and this was ", Said Germán Ruíz from H & O Tecnología Integrada. The project includes a monitoring center that operates the 24 hours, the 365 days of the year; and 56 cameras.
The 15 cameras AXIS Q6055-E located in popular stands, stalls and boxes, have allowed to reduce the number of police within these spaces. On the other hand, the 41 AXIS P1365-E cameras located in the accesses are integrated into the software of Herta Security to make the recognition of 25 faces per second and thus emit automatic alerts generated by a data interchange of a database permanently updated by the AUF, the police and the Ministry of the Interior; to the security operation of the stadium, allowing to take the necessary measures at the indicated time.
This technological solution marks the beginning of a new IoT era in smart cities that will be able to implement facial recognition cameras to make these sports venues, entertainment and union spaces far from violence.