Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium (GBT) has already been equipped with a comprehensive security monitoring system that includes CCTV cameras and a control room. This security system is continually being improved in preparation for the U-17 World Cup grand event. One of the enhancements includes the installation of 7 units of 360-degree CCTV cameras.
Tri Aji Nugroho, Head of Security and Information Technology Infrastructure at Diskominfo Surabaya, explained that the self-contained security monitoring system has been in place for some time. In fact, the Surabaya City Government (Pemkot) has already installed a total of 123 CCTV cameras in various areas of the stadium.
"Now, as part of the Surabaya City Government's efforts to further enhance security monitoring in the stadium environment, especially on the field, we are installing 7 new CCTVs to monitor the stands and the Field of Play (FoP). These cameras can rotate 360 degrees and are mounted on the roof of the GBT stands," Aji told reporters in his office on Friday, November 3, 2023.
According to him, the GBT stadium's CCTV cameras are an integral part of the stadium's security system. It is expected that these CCTV cameras will assist the entire match organizing committee in monitoring and recording all events that occur during the matches, especially ensuring the safety of the spectators.
"With 7 camera units that can rotate 360 degrees, we can cover and record all areas in the stadium. With this monitoring, the committee can quickly respond to incidents, such as cases of spectators fainting and more," he said.
He also emphasized that all cameras will be monitored by officers in the control room. Inside the control room, there is a large monitor displaying the feeds from all CCTV cameras.
"The control room has been relocated, as per FIFA's request, from the 2nd floor to the 7th floor. This move makes it more suitable and ready to monitor and record the movements of the spectators entering GBT," he concluded.