Security with a Panasonic Surveillance System
The SCL Tigers ice hockey team have a firm grip on their opponents and the safety of their visitors too. The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (SIHF) sets out regulations focusing on the safety of people and the security of the building. The Ilfishalle, the home base of the SCL Tigers, one of Switzerland‘s most traditional ice hockey clubs, is secured using a Panasonic video surveillance system.
The SCL Tigers, based in the Ilfishalle in Langnau i.E., have been an established name in the Swiss ice hockey scene since 1964, currently playing in the National League A, the top division in Switzerland. Various incidents in the past have prompted the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation to impose regulations with regard to safety and security in and around the stadium. Peter Müller, CEO of the SCL Tigers, explained: „The stadium operators must be able to review the video material of the stands and the areas outside the stadium within hours of the incident taking place.“
When asked why the Ilfishalle opted for a complete video surveillance solution from Panasonic, Peter Müller replied: „Value for money was a key aspect, and Panasonic provides exactly what we were looking for. For us, it‘s important that we invest capital in the best way possible and get the most out of it.“
Panasonic 4K cameras capture an area which is four times larger than 1080p and nine times larger than 720p cameras. Equipped with a 6x optical zoom, the images allow objects and people to be clearly identified. 4K WV-SFV781L vandal-proof dome cameras were installed above the spectator stands where they monitor the area opposite as well as the sides of the stands. The entire length of a stand can be monitored with just two cameras. The side stands and fan curves are each monitored with one 4K camera. Even the tiniest detail is recorded and documented precisely. A wide image angle is important, and the cameras with 4K resolution deliver sharp images in all areas, whether in the center or in the corners. This is possible even at a distance of over 50 meters between the camera and spectators.
Vandal-proof Full HD Fixed Dome vCameras
The vandal-proof WV-SFV631 full HD camera is ideal for monitoring smaller corners and areas.
With auto back-focus and remote zoom features, installation is made easier because the camera can be set up with a laptop or from a PC. In the event of a camera defocus, the problem can easily be rectified without the use of a ladder. A depth of field feature – encountered in photography – ensures that both close-up and long-distance images are sharp at all times.
Monitoring outside and inside the stadium is achieved with the WV-SW598A, a full HD IP dome camera with PTZ function. This model provides a 30x optical zoom and also features a vandal-proof IP66 housing. With a 128x dynamic range, the camera produces sharp day and night images and offers excellent performance even in rain, snow and fog, thanks to analytics. The special dome uses rain wash technology.
The Panasonic WJ-NV300 NVR, to which up to 32 video channels can be connected, is used for recording. Live recordings at 30 fps are possible on all channels. An additional monitor can show the entire ice hockey game as an overview via the built-in splitter. Searching for or exporting photos or video sequences is very easy and can be done on the recorder itself or on a network PC.