INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to help increase security for the Indianapolis 500 and the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the owners of Koorsen Fire & Security (KFS) and Koorsen Security Technologies (KST) have donated a $20,000 mobile security camera system to the city of Indianapolis.
Originally created for military use, the state-of-the-art camera includes a 360-degree view on a 30-foot telescoping mast. One of the bonuses of the camera is that it can more easily get into tight spaces and requires much less set-up time than the mobile cameras currently in use, according to KST President Skip Sampson.
“Although Indianapolis has a substantial number of cameras in place, there is no way to guarantee absolute coverage,” Sampson says. “This camera is mobile and can be moved quickly and easily from event to event — providing an extra level of protection for the thousands of conferences and events hosted in Indianapolis throughout the year.”
The decision to donate the camera resulted from the increased concerns about security following the recent bombings during the Boston Marathon, KFS President and CEO Randall Koorsen says.
“After the bombings in Boston, I felt a responsibility not only to show support of those in Boston but to help protect the city of Indianapolis,” he explains. “This camera offers a new and convenient way to provide extra security for any or all of the events that Indianapolis hosts.”
For their part, city officials were thankful for the donation, Fox59.com reports.