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Eyes on the crowd

As in many national football leagues, teams in the English Premier League also suffer from unacceptable incidents during matches such as the lighting of pyrotechnics, projectile throwing, hate crime and vandalism.

This is why as early as 2013, bosses at Everton FC opted for a patented video security solution from the German video technology company Dallmeier.

Now, 14 of 20 clubs in the Premier League have implemented Dallmeier Panomera® multifocal sensor systems – including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Many teams in the top-flight of English football are also involved in the Champions League and Europa League, so it is also extremely important for them to satisfy the safety regulations imposed internationally by UEFA and similar bodies.

For this purpose, Dallmeier solutions enable high-resolution capture of expansive areas, such as the stands, with a minimum number of camera systems.

With Panomera cameras, multiple operators have the capability to zoom in on suspicious activities independently of each other, while the system continues recording the entire scene.

This combination of the advantages of PTZ and megapixel cameras, an optimum overview of the situation is obtained, which can also be searched in the required minimum resolution at any time afterwards. This enables the clubs to achieve continuity of video evidence, get instant ID of people and events, and so reduce potential penalty payments.