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American City & County: System helps Houston manage security during Super Bowl LI

Below is an excerpt from American City & County’s featured case study on Vidsys’ work at Super Bowl LI.

Annual events like the Super Bowl attract massive crowds that create logistical, safety and traffic challenges on an enormous scale. As part of an ongoing partnership with Houston, Vidsys provided Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and converged security software to Houston’s Office of Public Safety.

The IT platform and system pulled in data from sensors, ID management, video, access control, alarms, IT systems, social media and other Internet of Things devices to help manage risk during Super Bowl LI.

The company’s technology allowed Houston officials to share video and other important data with security teams around the city. The teams included police, fire, the Houston Emergency Center’s Office of Emergency Management and Real-time Crime Center, other public safety agencies, as well as major venues (stadiums, the convention center, medical centers and others). In the photo to the right: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Super Bowl LI was played at this venue.

The platform collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks data from multiple, disparate subsystems using open architecture standards to help manage situational risk. Vidsys’ software works directly with special response groups to connect them with command center communications and video footage. This enables increased collaboration and allows authorized users to view and manage situations in real-time…

Read the full article on American City & County here.


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