Everton FC – Goodison Park

T.G.Baker (Sound) is responsible for one of the most innovative video security systems in the UK at Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC.  The patented multifocal sensor system Panomera® is at the heart of this CCTV system, manufactured by one of the world’s leading suppliers of network based video surveillance systems, Dallmeier.  The Panomera solution at Everton includes several multifocal sensor systems which provide an image quality of 85 megapixels each, at a frame rate of 12 images per second.

The images can be streamed to multiple operators enabling them to work independently with detailed “spot” views.  The unique benefit of the system is that the sensors constantly record the whole scene, irrespective of where the operators are looking, enabling retrospective playback into any area after an event or incident. Recorded footage can be viewed instantly, simultaneously with live views on match days or reviewed subsequent to an event.

In addition to the Panomera multifocal sensor systems, the solution includes High Definition Dallmeier PTZ cameras located in strategic positions around the ground to provide live images with exceptional image quality. There are also fixed HD dome cameras located within licensing areas within the ground.

The control room includes two SeMSy® operator positions. Additional operator positions have been included in the Security Manager and Police – enabling them to independently view cameras and replay incidents on demand. A SeMSy® workstation is also provided within the Stadium Manager’s office, enabling the independent viewing and investigation of incidents at this remote location.

All images are recorded on IPS 2400 appliances. These units provide both recordings for 40x match-day 5-hour events of the multifocal sensor systems together with 31-day loop storage for the general surveillance cameras.

The new CCTV system provides the club with the maximum opportunity to identify those committing offences within the stadium and assists in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour within Goodison Park which is to the benefit of both their fans and staff alike.