UAV and Video Analytics Technologies for Olympics Safety

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Securing the Olympic events in Rio encompasses the use of various technologies, according to Among them:

  • UAVs geofencing software – Leading drone maker DJO introduced a new geofencing system for its drones, in order to assure that they don’t disrupt the Olympics. The restrictions were added at the request of the Brazilian military and will remain in place for the entirety of the athletic events in an effort to enhance safety and security, according to DJI announcement. Similar restrictions were incorporated into DJI’s software for other large events that drew security concerns, such as the presidential nominating conventions in the U.S., the Group of Seven Summit in Japan and the Euro 2016 football tournament in France.
  • Video Analytics – According to a security specialist, Ron Lander, “there are cameras with analytics software and network video recorders with analytics inside the engine.” Users can program video analytics cameras to look for and alarm on certain kinds of video. For instance, analytics can be set to alarm when people run through a camera’s field of view. Analytics can look for motion in a place and at a time when nothing should be moving. The technology can identify abandoned packages and alert security to investigate. There are a number of security scenarios that video analytics can stand in for human beings.
  • The Olympic grounds have surveillance cameras as well as access control points. In addition, there are cameras connected to facial recognition systems. Indoors cameras take head on video that is required for reliable facial recognition. As the camera system clears people, the access control system checks them in.