Multiple security providers secure NYC Marathon

Monday, April 20, 2015

COPENHAGEN—Milestone Systems XProtect, an open platform VMS was at the core of the collaborative effort among the 2014 New York City Marathon team and many local agencies. The networked solution integrated components from vendors of IP and wireless security systems equipment, including remote and mobile technology. 

With 50,530 finishers and 2 million onlookers, the New York City Marathon took place in November and was the world’s largest ever. Tata Consulting Services was the event’s title sponsor and New York Road Runners organized the event, as they have for many years.

NYRR hired a team of security industry partners.VIRSIG LLC configured and deployed a wireless network in and around Central Park, including the marathon’s finish line. The network consisted of the latest Sony network surveillance cameras, and ethernet transmitters provided by Network Video Technologies. These components were linked with Firetide wireless mesh nodes that securely transmitted video and voice data to the Race Command Center where a Milestone XProtect Smart Wall displayed 36 simultaneous camera views. Milestone VMS served as the platform for live and recorded playback. Centennial Security Integration assisted with installation to transform the multiple-node architecture into a seamless unified system.