Indoor sports, including tennis, squash, badminton and mini-golf, have been played at the Grindel Sports Centre in Bassersdorf, Switzerland, since 1981. The mini-golf course is considered a highlight in the mini-golf scene and is one of the most challenging and best-known indoor courses in Switzerland and neighbouring countries. International tournaments are held here every year. A surveillance solution was sought for the large and winding facility that could deal with the existing network capacities. EIZO and MOBOTIX took on this challenge and have installed an integrated solution.
Grindel Sports Centre
Clear point victory for carefree recreational fun.
Unclear surveillance area and limited network performance
Fabian Moser, operator of the Grindel Indoor Park, is primarily concerned with monitoring the various areas for availability and how busy they are, vandalism, theft and lost items. Keeping track of the number of people at the centre has also been a central issue since the coronavirus pandemic started in 2020. The large and winding nature of the facility makes it difficult to keep an overview. In addition, the on-site network has limited performance.
Solutions and benefits
All-round view for all-round security
Staff at reception have an excellent overview via a live image display on the spacious 27-inch DuraVision FDF2711W-IP monitor. The images are displayed in real time and allow the situation to be analysed immediately, which is ideal for live surveillance. The IP monitor is connected to IP surveillance cameras and streams video content instantly. No computer, software or other hardware is required, making installation much easier and greatly reducing the technical effort required to manage sensitive visual data. The VA panel provides a wide viewing angle of 178° with high contrast and colour stability. This makes it easy to view the screen from different positions. The monitor excels with maximum reliability and is suitable for continuous use seven days a week.
Visitors frequently want to know how many people are currently playing on the mini-golf course. Consequently, visitors can now see for themselves how busy the mini-golf course is via the monitor in the reception area. The monitor can be operated directly and easily and the various critical areas can be controlled and monitored live.
Grindel Sports Centre
On the advantages of EIZO IP decoding solutions
Simple operation and maintenance-free systems
The surveillance cameras come from the video system and camera manufacturer MOBOTIX. The motto here is: Great imaging starts with great technology. Grindel Sports Centre currently uses 15 MOBOTIX systems and six cameras with 180° lenses. Thanks to these panorama cameras, Grindel Sports Centre manages with a quarter of the cameras it would otherwise need. A few cameras can cover large areas here and all video streams can be displayed on the EIZO monitor. It has also been possible to implement the requirements of the 2020 pandemic without any difficulty thanks to person counting via the c26 camera.
The simple operation and maintenance-free systems allow employees to focus on the most important task of ensuring the well-being of their guests.