University of Phoenix stadium deploys Avigilon surveillance solution

January 27, 2015 - 

Avigilon Corporation announced that the University of Phoenix stadium has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance solution to monitor its campus and increase public safety.

The five-level, 1.7 million square foot stadium is home of the Arizona Cardinals as well as many large scale sporting and entertainment events, including the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX.

“Safety is a top priority at stadiums worldwide. Increased concerns about security threats are causing venues that host large, high-profile events to justifiably scrutinize their security practices,” said Bryan Schmode, chief operating officer at Avigilon. “The University of Phoenix Stadium is leading the way with its commitment to keeping its guests and facility secure. We are extremely proud to provide our solution to one of the most celebrated and visible sports stadiums in North America.”

Avigilon has deployed its security solutions at several other high-profile stadiums, including Target Field (home to the Minnesota Twins) and Rogers Centre (home to the Toronto Blue Jays).

The University of Phoenix Stadium installed the Avigilon solution to cover the entire seating bowl and field, which includes more than 200 Avigilon HD cameras.

The 16 Megapixel HD Pro cameras monitor the stadium’s seating bowl and field to provide clear visual detail and the ability to zoom in to select locations as needed while Avigilon 2 MP HD PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras provide additional coverage.

The system is managed by Avigilon Control Center software, which enables stadium employees to operate all cameras and search through footage quickly and easily.

Rolled out in four phases, the next phase will see the deployment of Avigilon’s Access Control Manager at additional entry points throughout the stadium to ensure entrances and exits are controlled and secured.

In addition, the stadium will install new 5 MP HD Bullet cameras on the exterior to monitor the plaza.

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