NSM to provide Super Bowl surveillance

Allied Defense Group Inc., based in Virginia, announced its subsidiary, NS Microwave, has been contracted to provide surveillance for Super Bowl XLII.

Allied Defense Group is an international defense and security provider. The company's surveillance providing subsidiary, California-based NSM, has been contracted for a range of surveillance system solutions for the site of Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz.

"We recognized early on the value of a comprehensive solution to a very complex situation," Mitch Kelsey, Glendale Police Department Special Operations Division, and lead public agency for security around the University of Phoenix Stadium, said in a statement. "Faced with several disparate video systems that covered a variety of business partners, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that NS Microwave had the ability, as well as flexibility, in its products and its team, to meet needs that seemed to change daily."

Officials say under the contract, NSM will integrate its video sensors on fixed and mobile aerial and ground platforms including an 86-foot mobile command center, helicopter downlinks, and multi-format legacy cameras among other technologies in an effort to provide video feeds to law enforcement agencies.

"This very impressive system in Glendale is an excellent example of how NSM can customize a complete surveillance system based on the customer's needs and integrate their leading edge technology with new or existing equipment," said retired Maj. Gen. John Marcello, Allied Defense Group chief executive officer and president. "We are very pleased with this new relationship, which establishes another NSM footprint for citywide systems in the United States. We will continue to provide systems like these domestically, and are working to expand our customer base internationally, as well."