OVERVIEW OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
SURVEILLANCE MEETS INTELLIGENCE
Situational awareness is the perception of events on the ground with respect to time and location, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status after some variable has changed.
Situational awareness is being able to see an entire event in one central location... no matter how many acres or square miles the event covers... and being able to manage issues, before they become unmanageable.
Health & Safety
Situational awareness is seeing patterns develop in social media that indicate a group is intending to breach a perimeter fence or rush the front gates.
Situational awareness is the ability to monitor crowd density at a stage from an advantageous point of view.
Situational awareness is monitoring an egress, observing obstacles impeding crowd flow and eliminating them.
Health & Safety
Security and Medical team leaders can observe incidents as they are called in and are able to respond with proper resources.
Entry gates and approaches can be monitored from a central location so that resources can be dispatched to eliminate long queues.
Recorded video footage of incidents, which may result in litigation, can be used to support event organizer's case.
Cameras installed at entry gates create a record of all guests entering the site.
In the case of site evacuation, the site can be verified to be clear of guests and staff without exposing staff into a dangerous situation.
Location based social media listening can locate potential problems both inside and outside of the event perimeter.
GPS tracking of medical teams allows dispatchers to efficiently deploy resources to incidents.
License plate and vehicle recognition software can be used to track vehicles in and out of production gates.
A well-designed HD CCTV system with cameras installed at the proper height provides an invaluable perspective on crowd density and venue capacity.
Ingress and egress routes can be visually monitored and adjusted as necessary.
Video analytics software monitors and detects crowd dynamics including; crowd density, crowd pressure as well as venue occupancy.
Venue cross over points can be monitored and analyzed to determine cross flow and upstream paths.
Long queues and distressed facilities can be observed and reported before 'issues' become 'problems'.
Having the ability to see the entire event site enables operations teams to plan site rehab and repair before guests egress.
EIG's video analytics software can reliably count people in and out of a defined area.
Location based social media monitoring can detect operational issues that can impact guests' experience.