Moscow Luzhniki Stadium will be equipped with the latest video surveillance system, which will provide a high level of security, according to Head of the Department of Construction of the city of Moscow Andrey Bochkarev.
"We will use the latest IP-based video surveillance system in order to ensure a high level of security at the Luzhniki Stadium for the 2018 World Cup. It will provide continuous monitoring of the arena, help to identify threats to the public order and record wrongdoings," Bochkarev said.
He added that more than 1,000 cameras will monitor the stadium. The highlight of the system is a technology of multifocal matrix surveillance over the arena with the possibility of panoramic photography and high resolution.
According to Bochkarev, the system is based on automatic identification of visitors and staff. "By using it, it would be possible to carry out visual recognition of faces, to monitor traffic flow and to determine the identity of the owner of the vehicle by the license plate number," he said.
Bochkarev noted that the reconstruction of the Luzhniki Stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia began in 2014. The object is planned for commission ahead of schedule - by the end of 2016.