NAV tackles Red Bull Arena

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

BRICK, N.J.—According to a press release, North American Video has completed the installation of a physical security system at the newly built Red Bull Soccer Arena. Located in Harrison, N.J., the arena is equipped with a mixture of fixed and pan/tilt video surveillance cameras and a card access system with local alarm monitoring at the security command center to help ensure the safety and security of the fans and players.

“Red Bull Arena is one of many large entertainment venues that require a specialized security solution and an experienced system integrator to implement the system,” said Jason Oakley, NAV CEO, in a statement. “NAV was awarded the contract based on our bid proposal and, we believe, our stellar credentials in performing these types of ultra-sensitive, high profile installations.”

The job is also further indication that NAV’s goal of expanding beyond the casino marketplace, where it has long had large market share, is bearing fruit.

The 25,000-seat arena features 55 video surveillance cameras installed both inside and on the perimeter of the building. As many as 25 doors are equipped with access control card readers that feature alarm monitoring for added security. Two security command centers were also part of the design and installation to allow for everyday system monitoring as well as for game days when more intense monitoring is required.

Red Bull Arena is home to the New York Red Bulls, a member of Major League Soccer. The design of the arena features a roof that extends past the field’s touchlines and provides coverage from inclement weather.

The physical security system project was contracted through Hunter Roberts Construction Group as General Contractor and NAV was awarded the contract out of a pool of 15 local systems integrators.

The video below details the arena's construction: