PRN: Chemical Threat Prevention for Euro 2012: Bertin Technologies' Second-Sight Stand-off Cameras Chosen by Polish Fire Brigade
Chemical Threat Prevention for Euro 2012: Bertin Technologies' Second-Sight Stand-off Cameras Chosen by Polish Fire Brigade
PARIS, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
As part of the surveillance for the European Nations Championship 2012, which will take place in Poland in June, the Polish Fire Brigade has chosen Second-Sight cameras from Bertin Technologies (France) to control chemical risks for this international event.
At events like this, it is essential to install solutions for monitoring and detecting biological and chemical threats in order to ensure the safety of the participants (players, spectators, VIP guests, etc.).
The cameras will be installed directly in stadiums in order to monitor and warn in real time of any gas leak (accidental or terrorist in nature). The Second-Sight technology allows real-time viewing and identification of the gas cloud and its movement. As soon as a leak is detected, the various security response teams can take action, limit the spread of the gas and take adequate measures for the safety and security of the civilians concerned.
Second-Sight technology is the result of more than ten years of R&D self-financed by Bertin Technologies, a French company. Other supply contracts have also been won with this technology, in France, China and the USA.
This order comes in the wake of an international call for tenders that was won by Bertin Technologies; other companies offering more traditional solutions were also in the running, but the Polish authorities made their decision based on the innovativeness and effectiveness of the Second-Sight technology as well as the simplicity of its implementation and use of cameras at sites such as sports stadiums.
You can find more information on Second Sight online:Â http://www.secondsight-gasdetection.com
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About Bertin Technologies & CBRN
Bertin Technologies is part of the CNIM group since January 2008.
Since the very earliest days of the company, Bertin has been providing key input in the strategic sectors of Defence and Security. Bertin provides key support to French and international Armed Forces (army, air force, navy).
From nuclear deterrence to surface-to-air combat, from biological and chemical control to "Homeland Security". Bertin is renowned for its high levels of skill, knowledge and know-how and counts among its clients the DGA (French arms procurement agency), the CEA (atomic energy commission), DCNS, EADS, Nexter, Safran and Thales, to name but a few.