Case Study

Unleashing the Thunder of Ancient Sands: The Camel Races of Egypt, Areesh Province

In the land where ancient wonders rise, a tradition as old as time itself echoes through the shifting dunes of Egypt. From the vast expanses of the Sahara to the lush oases that dot the landscape, Egypt’s camel races are an emblem of the country’s rich cultural tapestry. For centuries, these majestic creatures have been revered and relied upon by Bedouin nomads and traders who traversed the treacherous desert routes. Today, their legendary speed and unwavering resilience take center stage, captivating locals and travellers alike.

Uniview provided a video security solution for the International Camel Racing Championship held in Areesh Governorate, Egypt. This camel championship is one of the most magnificent camel races in the world. Staff from more than 100 countries around the world came to the scene.

Egypt, as the first country to host this kind of competition, attached great importance to it. The venue for this competition is the Camel Club, located in the center of the desert in Areesh City. It can accommodate 1,500 spectators at the same time. Therefore, the cameras are required to have super zoom functionality and high-definition resolution. Furthermore, Areesh City is situated in the desert area of the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt. During the camel race, the temperature can reach over 40 degrees Celsius, and in summer, it can go as high as 55 degrees Celsius.

Due to the nature of the desert climate, the perceived temperature will be higher than the one displayed on the thermometer. Therefore, the IP cameras are required to have high-temperature resistance, and UNV products can meet this demand. Our cameras can still work normally in such a harsh environment.

Cameras were installed on high poles, providing an overlooking view of the entire stadium. The camera placement ensured that the images covered all the tracks, players, and spectators in the project. A total of 30 high-resolution IP cameras, including the IPC2328SBR5-DPZ30 model, were installed throughout the track. This allowed them to capture the game scenes, referee’s instructions, audience expressions, and stage performances with remarkable clarity, despite the vast area of coverage.

During the championship, more often than you think, camels reach the finish line almost at the same time. However, these subtle differences are often imperceptible to the human eye. To address this challenge, the UNV PTZ camera IPC6424SR-X25-VF was employed to accurately track the position of the camel contenders on the track. Additionally, the zoom camera was utilized to track their movements as they approached the finish line. This comprehensive tracking system ensures precise replay of the races, enabling the identification of the camel that emerged as the ultimate champion. Having the capability to log into mobile devices and monitor events, granting access to important figures such as the Minister of Sports, left a lasting impression on spectators who were able to witness the games with comprehensive detail and clarity through the high-resolution UNV PTZ cameras. The ability to remotely monitor the events added an extra layer of convenience and enhanced the overall spectator experience.

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