Dutch football team FC Dordrecht was recently promoted to The Eredivisie, the highest professional football league in the Netherlands. The club needed to upgrade its security system to ensure that the growing numbers of fans attending home games were kept safe. At the same, it was important for FC Dordrecht to work more closely with local authorities to better protect the club’s facilities as well as its fans.
The current upgrade to the security system is an interim solution for a year, as the club has plans to build a new, modern stadium with a far larger capacity and with a state-ofthe-art security system to match. The project was intended to test how the technology performed under real-world conditions, with the aim of replicating the security system within the new stadium when it is built in 2016.
“We wanted to record extremely highquality images at all times, particularly in parts of the stadium with minimal light. We felt that moving from analogue to digital was the only way to achieve this."
Jacques de Zeeuw, Security Officer