A paramount focus during the construction of the Castelão Arena, the stadium's security system is ready to be put in operation when the ground is delivered this Sunday (16.12). There will be 240 surveillance cameras positioned in strategic places, in the external and internal areas. Images are monitored by a high tech command system, centralised in an over 200 square metres room. The centre will operate for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The command room will also control people’s access into the stadium, including the 144 turnstiles for the general public, the VIP area and the seats for people with special needs. From the command centre, it is possible to open gates and adjust the temperature in the rooms.
“This centre will also generate the images that will be shown on the big screens and announcements made through the sound system”, said Silvio Andrade, President of the Castelão Arena, in charge of the ground's refurbishment and operation until 2018.
In addition to monitoring, the arena will also have security teams with fixed and mobile posts, who will check all areas. In an emergency, the stadium’s maximum evacuation time has been estimated in eight minutes.
The stadium also has police stations and Public Prosecution Bureaus, as well as Ministry of Justice Offices, in exclusive areas.
The Castelão Arena will have an area reserved for the medical care of fans and professionals at work at the ground. The structure has a health clinic at the ground floor and rooms on all levels of the stadium where emergency procedures may be conducted.
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