9 Security Technologies For Super Bowl And Beyond
February 03, 2012 08:35 AM From the Super Bowl to the World Cup, sports fans are being watched in new ways. Consider these technologies changing sports security.
An Eye On Downtown Street Parties
When throwing a street party for 200,000 people, how do you keep the peace? To maintain a watchful eye over downtown revelers during Super Bowl week in 2008, the Phoenix Police Department quickly installed a wireless video surveillance system from Firetide, a manufacturer of mobile wireless IP products.
With more than 40 wireless camera and mesh network nodes, the Firetide system transmitted live video feeds from city streets to two police command centers. The cameras are still in use today--something to keep in mind the next time you're in Phoenix.
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