ECONOMY

Space Hellas lands contract for sports ground surveillance system

Space Hellas is the winner of the electronic tender by the General Secretariat for Sports and is undertaking the -4.2 million project for the installation of an electronic surveillance system across Greek sports grounds. The system, set to be installed within the next seven months, will be completed at 22 stadiums and will monitor both the grounds and the faces present in the stands during matches. High-definition cameras, digital recording hardware and the appropriate cable and networking infrastructure will comprise the surveillance system in the stadiums chosen. Space Hellas will have to supply the essential technical infrastructure for the setup of stadium monitoring centers as well as a monitoring center for the police to view each stadium. The company must also secure the continuous operation of the system, offering high-level technical support and training to system users. This way, according to Space Hellas, «high standards of safety will be achieved for athletes and fans, contributing to the fight against violence on sports grounds.» The main equipment to be used is produced by Cisco and Dallmeier. So far Space Hellas has already completed the installation of the system at one sports arena, the Athens Olympic Stadium, as it was required for the Champions League soccer final in May.