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Security Magazine: Preparing for the big game with Vidsys’ Security Partner Axis

Below is an excerpt from Security Magazine’s article about Axis’ work with the City of Houston at Super Bowl Live, which includes Vidsys.


With over one million people expected through downtown for Super Bowl LIVE, the City of Houston needed to upgrade its existing camera system to address the needs of law enforcement in the area. A number of moving and temporary structures created a chaotic deployment while wireless interference throughout downtown was an issue in streaming the camera data back to the City’s two primary command posts, the Real Time Crime Center and Emergency Operations Center.


The City of Houston utilized a selection of Axis network cameras, including PTZ, thermal and flexible options to cover all bases. Streaming through a combination of fiber and wireless provided by Verizon Wireless and Siklu respectively, the City was able to gather data at a fluid pace and keep alert as needed in case of incidents.,,

Considering the exorbitant number of people expected in the city for the events leading up to the big game, wireless signals and congestion were a large cause for concern. The City’s camera system, regularly functioning over wireless, would need a new plan to transmit supplementary video feeds. The first measure taken on by Verizon Wireless was the addition of a fiber backbone running under Discovery Green through to the command post in the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Verizon also built out a small command center in its promotional building in Discovery Green, using its own cloud VMS platform to view the cameras. The City of Houston utilized its preexisting Vidsys CSIM to bring in all of the active camera feeds for its own needs…

See the full feature on Security Magazine here.


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