By Flora Szatkowski
SUPER BOWL SECURITY
Government officials pulled out all the stops to provide security for February’s Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Designated a level-one security event, the game was protected by government and private entities, along with the latest in technology.
Private security detail for the event was overseen by S.A.F.E. (Security, Athletic Facilities & Events) Management, a company that specializes in events at such venues. Mobile Pro Systems (MPS) provided video surveillance trailers to the New Jersey State Police for use on game day and at events before and after. The trailers combined detection technologies with vision analytics to provide alerts on-site and remotely when suspicious actions occurred. The units were wirelessly linked via a mesh network from Fluidmesh Networks. The Fluidmesh-equipped MPS trailers also helped authorities communicate in the crowded stadium, where thousands of cell phones tested the capacity of the enhanced cellular and Wi-Fi infrastructure provided for the event.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
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