Vodafone Arena secured by GEUTEBRÜCK


The brand new Vodafone Arena is a multi-purpose stadium and will be the new home of the Beşiktaş Football Club. Situated at Istanbul close to the Bosporus it has a capacity of 41.903 spectators and will house 147 luxury lodges and 2.150 VIPs. It contains as well a generous lounge of 1.600 square meters and with 1.800 square meters Turkey's biggest Beşiktaş Museum and Store. All this will be secured by a GEUTEBRUCK video solution offering the latest security technology. The video surveillance system has been designed by ENMAR meanwhile HEG Building Technologies performed the installation.

In the heart of the security system are three GEUTEBRUCK Expert Servers (G-Scope/8000-IP series), the big powerful brothers of the G-Scope video management family. They provide a maximum level of redundancy with practically unlimited flexibility and scalability. This makes them the ideal component for demanding individual video security solutions such as this brand new stadium. The integrated RAID system is highly appreciated while its unlimited scalability and flexibility might be needed soon: 1-3 U each with up to 16 hard disk slots, connection option for additional external RAIDS and JBODs and integrated server operating system are important technical features. So if longer recording periods may be required during football season the integration of further storage capacity will be easy and feasible at any time.

For the time being 8 G-VStations accommodate 243 sets of 3rd party cameras, providing an excellent overview of everything happening. Six of them will be used for a huge monitor wall, the other two will support two operators in their daily business. G-VStations are high performance evaluation, analysis and processing units for networking G-Scope systems. They all have a pre-installed viewer software and can connect monitors using 3 different interfaces. The devices already have an inbuilt DVD/RW drive to export security relevant images onto DVD media making life easier when video proofs are needed.

The high level of GEUTEBRUCK’s image protection against tampering is another important benefit to the end user and was one of the main reasons for choosing GEUTEBRUCK products. The Vodafone Arena is not the only one focusing on it. Recently a lot of forensic cases have been solved by CCTV systems in Turkish stadiums. Accredited by jurisdiction the GEUTEBRUCK video material is an important proof when solving critical incidences.

There was another reason for choosing GEUTEBRUCK: its capacity of programming perfectly customized sitemaps for the graphical user interface following detailed customer specifications. The resulting clear illustration of the site noticeably increases the security level and the ease of operation. When an incident occurs live streams, alarms or recorded pictures of the G-Scope systems within the network can not only be displayed across multiple monitors but the cameras are as well highlighted on a map pointing out their geographical position.  Of course alarms can be triggered as well via winpak, the card access system of Honeywell. It is part of the total security concept and integrated through GEUTEBRUCK’s open interfaces.  The system itself is monitored centrally at the Security Control Center inside the stadium and will operate for the first time in September 2016.

Asked for the specific characteristics and benefits attributed to the GEUTEBRUCK equipment Mr. Berkan Antar, HEG’s project engineer, replied: “ It is durable, scalable and offers a high level of integration”. Mr. Antar continued: “The GEUTEBRUCK brand has played a major role in winning the Vodafone project contract by solving the integration problem and the technical issues. We hope to work together with GEUTEBRUCK for a long time.”