The arena for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, the Little Caesars Arena, has been enhanced with a state-of-the-art security operations center (SOC) to assure safety and security. The Little Caesars Arena is the first arena in the United States to earn DHS/Safety Act Certification and was awarded the 2018 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal.

The arena’s SOC is powered by RGB Spectrum’s MediaWall V 4K video wall processor. The project was implemented jointly by security integrators Identify Inc. and Avigilon. They selected the MediaWall V processor for its real-time performance, exceptional 4K image quality, and well-integrated operator control stations.

The SOC incorporates access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection, providing video surveillance coverage throughout the facility and all perimeter zones for thorough monitoring, in compliance with NHL and NBA security requirements. The MediaWall V processor receives feeds from the access control system, IP surveillance cameras, and the intrusion detection system. The processor consolidates these various sources and displays them in windows of any size, anywhere on an expansive 2 x 5 video wall array.

For operator control, the SOC utilizes RGB Spectrum’s MCMS, a control room management system designed for collaborative work environments. It allows up to three operators to share arbitrated keyboard/mouse (KVM) control of both signal sources and the video wall processor itself. Offering live thumbnails and drag-and-drop capabilities, the user interface makes it easy for operators to monitor and control all security system components.