Megapixel surveillance camera provider Avigilon is the first company to team up with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi as a founding partner.
Established in 2006, NCS4 is the only sports security training organization of its kind in the United States. With financial support from the U.S. and Mississippi Departments of Homeland Security, NCS4 works with advisory board members such as the NFL, NCAA, MLB, and the USA Olympic Committee to further increase sports security awareness.
Avigilon said details of the commitment are confidential but said it made a three-year commitment to provide training, research opportunities, technology and scholarly investments in the program.?
“By partnering with Avigilon, our students and faculty will have access to cutting-edge technology and expert resources that will enable them to develop integrated security solutions to further enhance the security and safety of sporting events worldwide, ” said Lou Marciani, NCS4 director.
?“We are pleased to support the Center’s efforts to provide sports security professionals with the specialized skills and solutions required to maintain a high level of security at sporting events around the world,” said Dave Tynan, vice-president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. “High definition surveillance represents a major advancement in the tools available to effectively ensure spectator safety and security. We are honored to support the industry’s ongoing effort to enhance stadium and arena security.” ?
?Avigilon’s customer base includes Wrigley Field in Chicago, Target Field (the new home of the Minnesota Twins), Canberra Stadium in Australia, and other high-profile stadiums and arenas worldwide.