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Hikvision reports its video surveillance products are in use at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The projects include Brazil’s BRT MOVE bus stations and Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, a host city for the World Cup. Hundreds of the CHinese manufacturer’s megapixel network cameras and speed domes have been fitted.
The Belo Horizonte Traffic Agency has had more than 300 of Hikvision’s DS-2CD864F-E 1.3MP WDR network cameras installed at the Brazil BRT MOVE bus stations.
This camera, designed with low light capability, offers a minimum illumination of 0.6Lux @ F1.2 in color mode and 0.08Lux @ F1.2 in B/W mode. 3D digital noise reduction and true day / night ensure image quality regardless of time of day, the makers say, as well as a resolution of 1280×960. The system is for users to identify suspicious individuals and objects at bus stations and the surroundings. The images could also be provided for forensic purposes if needed.
The Mineirao stadium, pictured, one of the most iconic venues in Brazilian football and holding over 62,000 spectators, underwent two and a half years of renovation as the venue for six matches for the World Cup. Hikvision, with the Military Police of Minas Gerais (PMMG), designed an IP solution for the streets around the stadium. Some 74 Hikvision DS-2DF1-57A 1MP domes were installed for World Cup security purposes and city surveillance.
Hikvision says that its DS-2DF1-57A offers a 1280×960 resolution at 25 to 30 frames per second, with a 360 degrees endless pan range at a speed of 540 degrees per second, and a minus 5 degrees to 90 degrees tilt range at a speed of 400 degrees per second. This allows the speed domes to zoom onto moving objects and deliver images, regardless of outdoor light. This is described by the makers as an important feature, since the police may need respond to riots or other crime, establishing a secure environment for the World Cup.
According to Alvaro de Souza, CCTV manager at VMI Sistemas de Seguranca, Brazil’s official Hikvision Distributor: “Hikvision cameras with megapixel resolution come to meet a real need in the city of Belo Horizonte and for the Military Police of Minas Gerais for identification of suspects, supporting decision making for strategic military actions and protecting citizens during and after the World Cup 2014. Design, image quality, durability, maintenance and local support were key points for this wonderful solution to be chosen. I consider it a major milestone in the history of the Belo Horizonte and this project complements a great legacy of thousands of Hikvision cameras already installed in Brazil.”