As the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 drew near, detailed reports appeared on the heightened risk of terrorism. The level of security at the Games garnered global attention. Along with the reinforcement of security systems by police, security companies and other measures, one of the means OCOG took to tackle this critical problem is to use Panasonic’s security cameras. Installed for Sochi 2014 were 7,000 cameras, far beyond the 2,500 installed at London 2012. The factors that enabled this increase were the superior cost, performance, and technical support when compared to the competition.
Dmitry Moskalev of Panasonic Russia said, “For the surveilance system, we chose IP cameras because they are capable of recording high-definition images. These low-cost IP cameras can keep overall cost low even in high volumes. Furthermore, they tolerate sudden changes in temperature and severe weather conditions. They are robust and can be used for a long time.”