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101st Grey Cup Festival adds Axis Communications to its security team

Axis Communications has announced that the security team at next week’s 101th Grey Cup Festival in Regina, Saskatchewan will utilize a mix of Axis thermal, fixed dome and pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) network cameras controlled by AXIS Camera Station video management software to help protect visitors and volunteers of the five-day festival.

November 15, 2013  By Staff

The all-digital, temporary security system will allow Festival staff and local police help maintain crowd control, locate lost children and prevent unauthorized entry into the festival grounds after hours. Installation of the system will be completed on November 19th by Axis partner Reliable Security, a division of Reliable Heating and Cooling Ltd., to provide 24/7 monitoring capabilities.
“Keeping visitors, residents and volunteers safe over the course of the Grey Cup Festival is a primary concern to us,” said Neil Donnelly, Executive Director, 101stGrey Cup Festival. “With the addition of the Axis network cameras and experience of Reliable’s team, our security team can work even more closely with the Regina Police Service to keep their eye on the 101st Grey Cup Festival from anywhere, 24/7.”
With more than 60,000 people expected to embark on downtown Regina over five days, the Grey Cup Festival is known as the ultimate party on the prairie as fans celebrate leading up to the Canadian Football League’s championship game. The temporary digital camera system will give the Grey Cup Festival security team additional eyes to help keep this influx of visitors safe while they enjoy the activities in the heart of Regina.
An All-Axis, All-Hours System
Starting this week, Reliable will begin installing the all-Axis end-to-end solution of IP cameras and video management software (VMS), including a mix of outdoor-ready fixed and fixed dome network cameras like the popular AXIS P33 Series and AXIS P13 Series.
Additionally, since 24/7 surveillance is critical for the Grey Cup Festival, AXIS Q19 Thermal Network Camera Series can detect people entering the Festival grounds in complete darkness while AXIS Q1602 Network Cameras with award-winning Lightfinder technology can provide clear, color video at night with minimum illumination – even down to moonlight on a clear night.
AXIS Camera Station will be utilized to view, manage and record all video from the Grey Cup Festival. Axis’ VMS is designed to perfectly match the company’s wide range of network video products and features, and will provide the security team and Regina police with superior image quality, easy and intuitive video control, intelligent video, multi-view streaming and the ability to monitor video feeds from multiple locations, including at the Regina Police Service headquarters.
“We’re excited to assist in keeping the 101st Grey Cup Festival a safe and secure event for fans and volunteers as they celebrate the oldest sports competition in Canada,” said Bob Moore, Country Manager, Axis Communications Canada. “Whether installed at stadiums, hospitals, university campuses, critical infrastructure plants, schools or other demanding environments across Canada, our wide range of Axis network cameras are very easy to deploy and provide superior image quality with increased intelligence for all security needs.”

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