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Streamlining arena security with Axis
United Center skates its way to a unified network solution
“It’s basically been the ease of using the camera that’s been enjoyable. It’s not hard like some of the other models. We’re very happy with the quality, the picture. That’s why I’m going with Axis; price and quality is the reason we’ll stick with Axis.”
Frustrated with a faulty analog security setup, the United Center set out to raise their technology standards and centralize operations through a network system. A host venue to about 225 major events annually, security staff no longer wanted to worry about equipment malfunctions so that they could maintain the venue’s chief goal: to create a safe environment for its spectators, performers and employees.
The arena streamlined its security operations, both through its deployed hardware of Axis network cameras and its in-house command center running Genetec’s VMS platform. The security team now has a central location to dispatch calls, monitor any potential incidents on screen and make calls through the PA system.
With additions to the facilities coming and ever-changing technologies, the United Center put itself on the fast track to long-term success by implementing a scalable system and focusing on future progress toward expanding its efforts. The collaboration with Axis, Genetec and Convergint Technologies to deploy a topof-the-line and easy-to-use system continues to pay dividends; it has allowed personnel to focus less on technical troubleshooting and more on the safety of the potentially thousands of people on the property on any given night.