During the 4th of July celebrations, the small town of Independence, which has a population of about 8,600, hosts more than 20,000 people and visitors from all over Oregon who are attracted by the parades, barbecues and fireworks displays that enliven the town for four whole days.
For the administration of the small town, which has a limited number of dedicated control personnel, the safe running of the event is a priority.
The administration’s need was to have a tool for managing the security of the events, in particular to:
- Monitor people’s crowds in order to avoid overcrowding.
- Respond promptly to any criticalities arising during the event
- Monitor the event in real-time and be able to send a rapid intervention from a single control center without having to cover the whole area.