Dublin’s Tall Ships Festival secured by Wired-Up Security Solutions

dublin-tall-shipsOne million plus visitors to the four day Tall Ships Festival, which took place at Dublin Docks in August 2012, were kept safe with the help of a crowd control video surveillance system designed and installed by electronic security specialist installers, Wired-Up Security Solutions.

Wired-Up Security Solutions partnered with Hanwha Techwin to install 14 SNP-3750 pan, tilt and zoom cameras each of which has a 37x optical zoom feature that allowed operators to monitor in close detail any potential problem areas. The SNP-3750s, which were installed on temporary pole structures, utilise Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) technology to negate the effects of camera shake which may be caused by wind.

The cameras were linked over a ve mile radius of Dublin Docks, with the images from all of the cameras transmitted to a control room via an Evidence Master Wireless transmission system. Operators supplied by Wired Up Security Solutions were able to monitor the live images, or retrieve recorded video with the help of a Wisenet network video recorder which utilises H.264 compression to minimise bandwidth transmission requirements whilst maintaining high image quality.

The Evidence Master Wireless transmission system can transmit high resolution images from cameras, such as the SNP 3750 up to 6.25 miles. It is designed to save the time and costs normally incurred with connecting cameras using optical bre and allows cameras to be installed quickly with little or no civil works involved. It operates on a number of licence free bands and is securely encrypted.

“With so many people attending the festival, our clients, Dublin Council, wanted to ensure that they were aware at all times where the largest number of people might be, and with the help of the Garda (Irish police) and stewards, they could react to any potential crowd safety problems,” said Cormac Hopkins, Managing Director of Wired-Up Security Solutions.