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  • 2016-09-13
IDIS technology powers a vital upgrade to security for the Alianza Lima soccer club in Lima, Peru, in partnership with BTCO, Segurimax, and Herta Security

ORLANDO, FL, September 14, 2016 – At the 32nd ASIS International Security Exposition, IDIS announced that the Alianza Lima soccer club, based in Lima, Peru, selected IDIS technology to provide an enhanced, state-of-the art security upgrade for its stadium facility.

One of the most storied soccer teams in South America, Alianza Lima is also among the most successful clubs in Peru, with a total of 23 League titles, and boasts the largest fan base of any soccer club in the country. The Alianza Lima stadium, Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, was constructed in 1974, and has a total capacity of 35,000 spectators. With four towers of artificial lighting, the main playing field, a complex for smaller divisions of the club, and training facilities, the stadium is undeniably one of the most impressive structures in Lima, but its security system was woefully outdated consisting of only 16 analog cameras across the entire facility.

In the face of increased vandalism and violent fan altercations, Alianza Lima began planning a security system overhaul to replace their outmoded analog system of only 16 cameras across the entire facility. The club selected the experienced Security industry business partnership of BTCO and Segurimax, leveraging technology from high-performance and cost-effective IDIS DirectIP™ solutions and facial recognition technology from Herta Security, an IDIS technology partner, to meet the needs of Estadio Alejandro Villanueva.

The new solution comprises 50 IP cameras (8 of them with cutting edge IDIS 4K resolution), powerful IDIS H.265 network video recorders (NVRs) to save network bandwidth and storage space, bundled with the IDIS Solution Suite video management system (VMS) to seamlessly and intuitively manage the security of the entire installation without the need of a PC. Additionally, three of the IDIS cameras are equipped with state of the art Herta Security facial recognition analytics, which allows system operators to identify suspects registered in criminal databases. The full HD and 4K video resolution has empowered stadium security staff to much more effectively identify problems throughout the facility before they escalate, and the powerful and intuitive IDIS Solution Suite VMS allows them to operate the system more fluidly than ever before.

The Alianza Lima soccer club expects to dramatically reduce vandalism and violent altercations both inside and outside the stadium thanks to the agile capabilities provided by IDIS technology. Alianza Lima General Manager Christian Bustos remarked “We are very proud to highlight the opening of our powerfully modern new stadium control center, featuring 50 IDIS security cameras with Full HD and 4K technology, complimented by facial recognition software from Herta Security.

“The state of the art technology that powers our new control center is the security solution the Club, visiting teams, and the families who support us all deserve. All Peruvian stadiums should consider similar upgrades, and implement these kinds of modern security solutions to ensure the safety of all affiliated with Alianza Lima. With this upgrade we are taking a huge technological step in Alianza Lima, and hope to set a positive example for the entire athletics industry.”