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Due to a request from Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco, Incendium supported the Monegasque authorities by providing a secure live streaming solution during this year’s Grand Prix in Monaco.

The Monaco Grand Prix is the most legendary meeting of the Formula 1 race calendar and year after year, it meets its reputation with the deafening noise caused by extraordinary racing cars and hundreds of thousands of fans watching the drivers compete for point and trophies.

The challenge

The Grand Prix in Monaco constitutes a challenging security task for the Monegasque Public Safety agencies in terms of gathering relevant incident data and assimilate live feeds into one single application at their various command centres.

During the Grand Prix, the firefighters Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco and the police respond to incidents, ranging from road accidents to fuel and chemical spills to fires, and on top of this they need to pay attention to the approximately 200,000 Formula 1 spectators. Therefore, the authorities are facing an increasingly complex security task, complicated by the infrastructure of Monaco.


The solution

Due to the upcoming complex security task, Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco wanted to be able to quickly observe the sensitive areas around the circuit in order to limit any risk. And as a result, Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco contacted Incendium to support the Monegasque authorities with a secure streaming solution during this year’s Grand Prix.

“They simply needed to be equipped with the very best live streaming system and communication technology available to enable operational commanders to make difficult decisions in challenging and dynamic circumstances,” Asger Plæhn, Head of Sales and Marketing at Incendium says and continues:

“And that we could provide. In cooperation with our local distributor DRONE VOLT, we delivered the secure streaming system ‘IncidentShare’ to Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco, which operated as a drone situational awareness platform for support of their DJI Matrice 210 with zoom and thermal camera.”

IncidentShare is a software platform that improves situational awareness by presenting the live feed of any drone or mobile camera. It gathers information from any video feeds that might be relevant to an incident in one place. The platform shares live video from the area of operation and enables a common situational awareness between local command units and emergency operations centres situated remotely from the event.

The benefits

Incendium’s solution formed a common platform, meaning that firefighters were able to maintain full situational awareness across the Grand Prix with the camera feed from the drone in the sky.

“For firefighters and police officers, the security of the Monaco Grand Prix required extraordinary attention. Our drones and transmission throughout the Grand Prix to the command centres and the responsiveness of our ground agents was extremely fast and effective,” David Eyermann, drone pilot and fire officer at Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco says and continues:

“The strategy of using the drone in collaboration with Incendium’s IncidentShare was a major benefit for Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Monaco during the Grand Prix in Monaco.”

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