Lord’s Cricket Ground migrates to NVR recording solution

Looking to replace its legacy recording system, Lord’s Cricket Ground in London recently installed Mirasys' NVR Enterprise.

One of the most famous cricket venues in the world, Lord’s Cricket Ground hosts more than 30 matches a year, attracting nearly 28,000 people per event.

Though they had an existing surveillance infrastructure consisting of 119 cameras and five DVRs, Lord’s wanted a recording solution that was quicker and more user friendly, according to a statement issued by the company.

"Our recording system was outdated and becoming increasingly tedious to use. Whilst an upgrade was needed, it was important that we could find a system which could work with the digital video recorder platform that was already in place to avoid the additional costs and disruption incurred by major changes to the surveillance infrastructure," said Alan Baxter, head of security for Marylebone Cricket Club, which operates the cricket ground.

Following a consultation with security consulting and installation firm ICTS, MCC decided to replace the legacy recording system with the Mirasys solution.

"After comparing Mirasys’ technology with other vendor’s offerings, it became very clear that Mirasys NVR Enterprise provided a more open platform that could connect easily with other systems. This was essential to ensure a streamlined implementation could be achieved," said Darren Watson, head of security systems at ICTS.