Avigilon helped to secure Rio’s 2016 Olympics
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Avigilon’s technology—including video surveillance cameras, network video recorders and the company’s video management software—was used to keep the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro safe and secure, the company announced on Aug. 22.
“It was a great honor to be part of the Olympics and most importantly help secure the high security zones and athletes, and participants, and volunteers,” Darren Seed, vice president, capital markets & communications, told Security Systems News.
“The focus of Avigilon’s security systems and surveillance systems were more in the larger common areas and high security zones,” Seed said. The company’s VMS was used to aid security personnel in analyzing and managing data from cameras, the company said, and Avigilon’s video surveillance solutions allowed personnel to watch activity in large crowds.
Avigilon got involved in the project through an integrator based in Brazil, UMA Automação. “I think the most unique part of this was … the process that Avigilon and the systems integrator went through and effectively won the proposal—the RFP—to supply our solutions to the games,” Seed said.