A Watford business has helped a premier league football club upgrade its in-ground security systems.
Axis Communications, a network video company based in Watford, was hired by Burnley Football Club to help set up a new CCTV system at its stadium Turf Moor.
With the team’s promotion to the Barclays Premier League, a multi-million pound facilities and IT upgrade was specified, which included funds for the upgrade of the ageing analogue-based CCTV system.
Following a tender process, the contract for installation and management of the new video surveillance system was handed to Axis partner, Thorne Access & Security, in July 2014.
A total of 64 new cameras were installed covering the stadium, turnstiles, and concourses outside the bowl and behind the East Stand.
Atul Rajput, regional director at Axis Communications, said: "This installation has been a fantastic project for Axis and a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate what our technology is capable of in potentially risky, public environments.
"Axis cameras were chosen for this installation because of their ability to deliver razor-sharp images using 18x optical zoom capability. This is very important when you are siting cameras at opposite ends of a pitch over 120 metres away."
Doug Metcalfe, stadium and operations manager at Burnley Football Club, said: "The new Axis IP Video system gives our ground safety team, working in concert with Lancashire Constabulary, the ability to remove wrongdoers from the crowd before they endanger other football fans or commit public order offences."