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Flying up to 500 known as the city of Rock metres, that is held in the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, These unmanned aircraft are used for the first time not only for a show during the festival, but as security system recording images at 4K.

Rock in rio2017 drone

For the first time in the history of the more than thirty years of Rock in Rio, the largest festival of rock music and pop world, whose edition 2017 held until the next 24 September in Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park, in the same space that housed the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016, the Organization has decided to use drones as part of the security system.

In this huge site, over 150 attractions and attended by more than 700.000 people to see performances by international artists such as Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, The Who and Red Hot Chili Peppers, inter alia, on the six stages of the festival of the new Rock City, that has doubled its space with respect to the editing of two years.

Rock in rio2017 drone

In this issue, the drones have a very special role, not only for the celebration of a light show that will form figures in the sky, as the iconic guitar of the logo of Rock in Rio, but that will be used to overfly and monitor in real time the enclosure as a means of security for the event.

For this, two teams will be used to record images with 4K resolution, flying up to 500 meters of the festival environment in 7 Km. distance, especially the area closest to the lagoon to prevent the entry of persons without input, at a maximum speed of 100 Km/h.

Rock in rio2017As in the latest edition of this biennial festival (more details in this daily), the organization has had for the safety and security of visitors, artists and facilities with the technology and resources provided by the alliance between Prosegur and Bosch Security to monitor enclosure, where are more than one hundred surveillance cameras connected to the integrated command and Control Centre (CICC).

Turn, also these devices are also connected to the network of the company Prosegur, and as says its Director in Brazil, "this year is completed with the integration into the system of safety technology of drones, "that allows the air display of all Rock in Rio and it is excellent for monitoring and controlling the perimeter of the festival and allows us to react to any incident".

By security measures and according to the rules of the country, the drones can fly over scenarios or the center of the city of Rock, where is the public, but they are restricted to the environment and perimeter.


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By • 19 Sep, 2017
• Section: Case Studies, Access control, Detection, Events, Intrusion, Urban Security, Services, CCTV