A stadium environment is a complex one, with varied areas of security, multiple services provided in different areas of the arena, tiered accesses for VIPs, talent, staff, and others, and of course, the huge crowds that sports, concerts, and other events draw. Properly securing every area of a stadium, while also ensuring that appropriate access is efficiently granted to authorized persons, is a massive undertaking for stadium security, that can create big security risks. Below are some common challenges faced in a stadium or arena facility:
ASIS 2017, bringing together the best and brightest in the security industry, was recently held in Dallas. Keynote speakers from all walks of life—from former President George W. Bush to billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban—discussed the evolution of security and the challenges that organizations face when trying to best protect people, businesses, and assets from risk and harm. Over 500 exhibitors showcased the latest evolutions of security technology, and over 22,000 members of the security industry attended the convention, sharing ideas, solutions, and new insights that will help to improve the industry as a whole. Here are five takeaways from this year’s show:
Ground support at airports and air fields is a critical component in ensuring that airplanes fly on time, properly serviced and without mechanical issues. Airport ground support equipment (GSE) helps to fulfill a broad range of services for the aircraft, from cargo loading to beverage services to refueling to fuselage maintenance. To perform these duties quickly and precisely, allowing for speedy equipment turnaround, ground support personnel must act as a well-oiled machine.
Morse Watchmans has always aimed to help organizations strengthen security and accountability, eliminate losses, and improve efficiency. To support the changing needs of businesses, we developed a range of key control and asset management products that continue to evolve as our customers’ needs do. It’s also why we developed the new Morse Watchmans website you see today.
Opera houses, performing arts centers, museums and other cultural facilities tend to be large, spread out complexes with a maze of corridors, work rooms, storage areas, loading docks and other non-public spaces in addition to the areas that are open to visitors. To establish a comprehensive and efficient physical security system for these kinds of facilities, management should look to implement a blend of automated technologies including a key control and management system.