An Exciting Electrical Component is Coming to Stinger Park
How McGill is Utilizing Technology to Bring People Together
MCGILL’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE STINGER PARK PROJECT
Since 2018, McGill has been aiding the City of Bessemer City in realizing its vision for an all-ages community athletic center and park that will improve the quality of life for locals and expand recreational opportunities.
Alongside numerous playgrounds, restrooms, a picnic shelter, and cornhole area, Stinger Park also consists of three baseball / softball fields, two tennis courts, and two pickleball courts. Thanks to the construction of these new sporting facilities, this initiative has the potential to generate the excitement necessary to stimulate further economic growth in Bessemer City — which will help to establish the region as a major destination for youth sports in the Southeast.
NEW CAMERAS WILL BE INSTALLED AT STINGER PARK
McGill Engineering Associate Wes Fleming has been intimately involved and closely coordinating with the sports lighting manufacturer and the security system provider for the design of a new camera system within Stinger Park.
Wes said, “I have attended meetings and collaborated with all parties on where to place cameras. I have been responsible for designing drawings to show power and communication to the camera system and I will be closely involved with monitoring the installation process to ensure the system operates as intended.”
There are two camera systems that will be installed as part of this project — one of which will be used to view and broadcast sporting events via the internet.
“Parents, grandparents, and friends will be able to purchase a monthly subscription to the system and watch their children / grandchildren play games. It is an excellent service being provided to the community to help families enjoy the park and the games — even if virtually,” explained Wes.
The second system will be used to provide real-time access to sports facilities for the City and its staff to do maintenance and security checks, which will be crucial in keeping park goers safe.
BENEFITS OF THE NEW CAMERA SYSTEMS
When it comes to youth sports, a vast group of people are involved. Just like those who are able to come and watch the games in person, there are individuals who are unable to travel due to health concerns or live too far away to attend games on a regular basis.
“The game broadcasting cameras will unite these groups of people together in celebration of their youth who will be playing on these fields,” noted Wes.
LOGISTICS OF THE GAME BROADCASTING CAMERA SYSTEM
For the game broadcasting cameras, there will be two cameras on each baseball field, and two cameras at the soccer fields. “Some of the cameras will have wireless communication back to the control panel, and others will be connected via CAT5E or fiber optic cable,” Wes explained.
MCGILL IS LOOKING FORWARD TO UTILIZING CAMERA TECHNOLOGY MORE OFTEN
“None of our previous projects have included a game broadcasting camera system like this one. It’s very exciting to be a part of the design of Stinger Park,” said Wes. “This is a unique community service that will become more common on youth sports fields in the future.”
MCGILL’S ELECTRICAL TEAM STAYS UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST TECHONOLOGY TRENDS
Our electrical team not only stays up to date on state and national codes — they also excel at devising innovative and sustainable solutions to a project’s power needs that will push it to the next level of development, and these camera systems in Stinger Park are a great example of that.
Click here to read more about McGill’s history with the Stinger Park project.