New Year's Eve Surveillance

USE CASE : PUBLIC EVENT SURVEILLANCE

Vienna new Year’s Eve Trail – Silverpfad 2018-19

1

Safe-T 

800 000

Attendees

6

Hours of flight

14 000

m² covered

High

Mobility

Live

Video feed

USE CASE PREVIEW

The city authorities needed a solution which would provide monitoring of large crowds, in up to 14 different locations and over a 12-hour period.

Extended flight time: The main event of the Trail, took place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., where thousands of people congregated around the main stage. Uninterrupted flight was a requirement to ensure no threat was missed.

Live video feed: The security forces requested an aerial vantage point in the city center where a crane, or other semi permanent installation, was not practical. The use of helicopters was dismissed due to cost, noise and also limited endurance.

Solution to airspace restrictions: Vienna, like most major cities, has strict flight restrictions. In order to be granted permission to fly in this area, Gecko4K had to provide proof of safety measure and redundancies of the equipment. By using a tether station, the operators could guarantee that there would be a safe area with a radius the length of the tether.