Below is an excerpt from ABC 13 Houston’s coverage of Vidsys’ technology in action during Super Bowl LI.
The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events of the year, both for players on the field and for visitors inside the venues with advanced surveillance technology keeping an eye on multiple locations.
Private companies like Verizon worked with the City of Houston and law enforcement to develop a temporary network of security cameras, in addition to cameras already in place.
Maurice Singleton is a software engineer for Vidsys. That company is connecting the city’s existing video network to the temporary set of Verizon cameras to give operators easy access.
“Things such as an active shooter, bomb threats, natural disasters. You want to know about them before or right when they’re actually happening,” Singleton said. “The biggest challenge is getting our arms wrapped around all the various technology.”
The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security worked to coordinate the groups involved into a comprehensive system.
“Think of this as the city public video network and the temporary network are two separate systems that they need to talk to each other,” said public safety coordinator, Jack Hanagriff.
It’s not just security, the surveillance can help in medical emergencies by spotting health problems and directing paramedics to patients, according to Houston Fire Department officials…
Read the full article and watch the video on ABC 13 Online here.