The PalaWhirlpool sports stadium celebrates fifty years with a new video surveillance system featuring Axis technological innovation
“Thanks to the synergy with Axis, we have been able to realize a video surveillance system we had been thinking about for some time, and now it is finally here. Support from the Police Forensic Department also played an important part in implementing a system that represents a further step forward in the modernization of a symbol of Italian basketball.” Paolo Bonato, President of Trium Srl.
The Lino Oldrini indoor stadium, known today as PalaWhirlpool, is the main covered stadium of the city of Varese, Italy. It stands as a true temple of basketball and hosts Pallacanestro Varese’s home games. The Lombard club, one of the top teams in Italy and Europe based on the number of consecutive victories, needed to equip its stadium with a video surveillance system in keeping with the importance and prestige of the games it normally hosts, from those of the Serie A1 premier national league to international matches; a system capable of ensuring maximum security for spectators in strategic areas of the stadium.
The system designed by Trium Security Consulting, an Axis partner, employs a total of 45 cameras (of which 16 for outdoor areas) all being latest generation, high quality devices with HDTV resolution. The cameras have been installed in strategic areas of the zones allocated for guest supporters and on all the stands. Video stream management is handled by AXIS Camera Station software, a complete package for the monitoring, recording, replay and management of events. Trium uses experienced staff to provide ongoing on-site and remote support.
The adopted solution ensures extremely reliable and complete IP video surveillance, capable of ensuring control of the stadium’s indoor and outdoor areas and providing comprehensive security for the public attending the events, while at the same time protecting the stadium from unauthorized access and vandalism.