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Axis provides full HD network video surveillance system for Shanghai International Circuit

“When selecting cameras, we decided to go for international brands with good reviews and good quality. Axis was our first choice, and the results have proven that we made the right choice.” Pan Zhaojun, Shanghai International Circuit Event Management.


Shanghai International Circuit plays a key role in shaping the automotive culture of Shanghai International Automobile City. It was completed in 2004, covers an area of 5.3 square kilometers, and can accommodate up to 200 thousand people. The total length of the race circuit is about 7 kilometers (including alternate track) and includes tracks for F1 and other races. Shanghai International Circuit is made up of the race zone and zones for commercial exhibition, culture and entertainment as well as future development. The video surveillance system is divided into two parts: the race track zone and other common zones. Surveillance of the race track zone entails full coverage without blind spots, thereby enabling staff to instantly spot safety hazards via the video wall in the main control room and respond accordingly. This not only protects staff and property, but also ensures the race keeps running smoothly. Surveillance of the other common zones is used to ensure the security of the entire circuit compound and raise the security level in order to protect spectators and their property within that area.


Thanks to technological advancements over the years, surveillance systems have evolved from the initial analog system surveillance of the past to the full HD network surveillance of today. The video surveillance system is a key component in strengthening what was originally a weak system of the race circuit. As a world class circuit, there are new security requirements.


The video surveillance system of the race circuit has now been upgraded with 1080P HD cameras. The system has been divided into two subsystems, i.e. two independent operations run and managed by professionals. Thanks to its high quality, the equipment can operate normally under complex and demanding circumstances. In addition, the superiority of the Axis network cameras has become more evident over time through image quality that is stable and can meet the stringent demand for high-quality and high-definition videos for international circuits.

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