The 2002 Winter Olympics - Skating, Skiing and Security?

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sensormatic Electronics Corp.

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though they last just longer
 than a fortnight, preparations for the Olympic Games are a long and rigorous
 process.  One of the most crucial elements of planning besides the stadium and
 venue construction, is Olympic security.  To accomplish flawless security,
 Olympic officials have enlisted the help of security experts to install and
 maintain a state-of-the-art system.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010405/NYFNSG06 )
     The Official Electronic Security Supplier for the 2002 Olympic Winter
 Games, Sensormatic Electronics Corp., will install hundreds of its most
 advanced dome security camera systems at key venues including the Olympic
 Village to provide overall event safety and athlete security.  These cameras
 can magnify an image up to 176X, zooming in close enough to read the name on
 an athlete's helmet.  In addition, the cameras are equipped with special
 built-in heaters, enabling them to withstand extreme temperatures.  Dome
 cameras are just one part of Sensormatic's overall Olympic security
 installation, which will include biometric access control systems in
 high-security areas and anti-theft systems in retail venues.
     Sensormatic recognizes the importance of installing high-technology
 devices at such world-class events.  "We have to be prepared for anything and
 advanced technology is the only way to accomplish that," said Per-Olof Loof,
 president and CEO of Sensormatic.  "New advancements have led to the
 development of cameras that can see more clearly at night than the human eye.
 The development and installation of next generation devices is a key factor in
 the overall Olympic security plan."
     While security plans have been in the works for months, the first security
 dome camera systems were recently installed at Utah Olympic Park.  These
 initial installations, which will watch over the skating oval and bobsled and
 luge racetrack, are the first of more than 260 indoor and outdoor security
 dome cameras that will help to protect athletes and visitors at the Games by
 allowing security personnel to monitor all of the Olympic venues and
 immediately dispatch the appropriate response teams to any given area
 throughout the Olympic sites.
     Salt Lake City, the largest city ever to host an Olympic Winter Games,
 will need to protect more than 2,400 athletes as well as a multitude of
 coaches, officials, spectators and workers at the 2002 Games.  For some idea
 of the scope of the project consider this: more than 1.6 million tickets were
 available for Olympic spectators alone.
     Of course, traditional security methods will also be employed in Salt
 Lake.  However, technologically advanced security systems, like those from
 Sensormatic, will allow Olympic organizers to breathe a little easier during
 the 17 days of festivities.
 
 

SOURCE Sensormatic Electronics Corp.
    SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though they last just longer
 than a fortnight, preparations for the Olympic Games are a long and rigorous
 process.  One of the most crucial elements of planning besides the stadium and
 venue construction, is Olympic security.  To accomplish flawless security,
 Olympic officials have enlisted the help of security experts to install and
 maintain a state-of-the-art system.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010405/NYFNSG06 )
     The Official Electronic Security Supplier for the 2002 Olympic Winter
 Games, Sensormatic Electronics Corp., will install hundreds of its most
 advanced dome security camera systems at key venues including the Olympic
 Village to provide overall event safety and athlete security.  These cameras
 can magnify an image up to 176X, zooming in close enough to read the name on
 an athlete's helmet.  In addition, the cameras are equipped with special
 built-in heaters, enabling them to withstand extreme temperatures.  Dome
 cameras are just one part of Sensormatic's overall Olympic security
 installation, which will include biometric access control systems in
 high-security areas and anti-theft systems in retail venues.
     Sensormatic recognizes the importance of installing high-technology
 devices at such world-class events.  "We have to be prepared for anything and
 advanced technology is the only way to accomplish that," said Per-Olof Loof,
 president and CEO of Sensormatic.  "New advancements have led to the
 development of cameras that can see more clearly at night than the human eye.
 The development and installation of next generation devices is a key factor in
 the overall Olympic security plan."
     While security plans have been in the works for months, the first security
 dome camera systems were recently installed at Utah Olympic Park.  These
 initial installations, which will watch over the skating oval and bobsled and
 luge racetrack, are the first of more than 260 indoor and outdoor security
 dome cameras that will help to protect athletes and visitors at the Games by
 allowing security personnel to monitor all of the Olympic venues and
 immediately dispatch the appropriate response teams to any given area
 throughout the Olympic sites.
     Salt Lake City, the largest city ever to host an Olympic Winter Games,
 will need to protect more than 2,400 athletes as well as a multitude of
 coaches, officials, spectators and workers at the 2002 Games.  For some idea
 of the scope of the project consider this: more than 1.6 million tickets were
 available for Olympic spectators alone.
     Of course, traditional security methods will also be employed in Salt
 Lake.  However, technologically advanced security systems, like those from
 Sensormatic, will allow Olympic organizers to breathe a little easier during
 the 17 days of festivities.
 
 SOURCE  Sensormatic Electronics Corp.