Going for the Gold
Dahua Technology cameras provide winning video surveillance solution for 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
- By Raleigh Gerber
- Dec 01, 2016
When the Olympic Games come to town, the welfare of people
and property are of paramount importance in both the planning
process and during the event. The 2016 Summer Olympics
in Rio de Janeiro drew 500,000 foreign visitors and sold
$7.5 million tickets to people who watched 10,500 athletes
compete. There were 85,000 security staff on hand, and the overall budget for
security totaled $895 million.
To ensure a secure environment for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Rio de
Janeiro government officials sought a comprehensive video surveillance solution
to monitor a wide expanse of areas inside and around the Olympic Park in Rio de
Janeiro—Copacabana, Maracanã, Deodoro, and Barra da Tijuca. Other venues
that required monitoring included the Olympic Stadium, Sambódromo, Maracanãzinho
Olympic Centre BMX, Beach Volleyball Arena, Olympic Village and Paralympic, as well as the surrounding roads that are for exclusive use by the
officials, athletes and official press.
The Olympics security project required
cameras that could produce high
definition (HD) images and be capable
of supporting intelligent video analytics,
which is critical when monitoring
events with a high flow of foot traffic.
Rio de Janeiro government officials
selected Dahua Technology, a highvalue,
total security solutions provider
with the second largest market share
worldwide (according to research firm
IHS), because it fulfilled all bidding
requirements and was regarded as the
best solution that offered the highest
Using the Network
Dahua provided 80 percent of the video
surveillance solutions for the Rio
2016 Games: 1,823 high-resolution IP,
dome, and 30x optical PTZ cameras
for the security project. The Dahua
cameras were installed in strategic locations
where security staff could observe
the Olympic complex and its environments.
The video feed was transmitted
through a private network to the central
monitoring stations inside Olympic
Park and the Rio de Janeiro Operation
Center, where people and objects could
clearly be identified to help safeguard
athletes and visitors. The Dahua total
security solution assisted authorities in
identifying medical emergencies, vandalism,
and other situations where a
response team was required.
The video surveillance system was
designed to capture high quality HD images.
The cameras have advanced technology
to support embedded intelligence
functions, such as sending an alert to
central monitoring when it detects abandoned
or missing objects, unauthorized
entry into a prohibited area and other
defined activities. The cameras supported
multi-streaming that allows images to
be recorded and monitored in real-time
high resolution, so that operators had a
clear and well-defined view of both live
and recorded footage.
In addition to its video surveillance
products, Dahua also contributed to
the 2016 Rio Olympics security project
by providing full technical and commercial
support that included training
operators and managing settings adjustments.
Dahua coordinated a partnership
between the integrators and the
Rio de Janeiro government to provide
comprehensive integration between the
cameras and third-party platforms deployed
in this project.
This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Security Today.
About the Author
Raleigh Gerber is the corporate communications manager at Dahua.