HID Global and ASSA ABLOY Help Secure 2014 FIFA World Cup
HID Global, a manufacturer of secure identity solutions, announced that its access control products, along with door-opening solutions from parent ASSA ABLOY, are being used in various solutions across six of the 12 stadiums in Brazil now hosting the 2014 FIFA World CupTM football matches through July 13, 2014.
“We are very excited to be playing such an important role in protecting the safety and security of the fans, players and staff during this year’s FIFA championship matches,” said Gustavo Gassmann, sales director, Brazil with HID Global. “Securing large-scale outdoor sporting venues is one of the industry’s most difficult security challenges, but HID Global and ASSA ABLOY have extensive experience in this area. Working with our local integration partners, we have delivered secure solutions that are designed to provide robust protection for the people, equipment and infrastructure at these World Cup venues.
HID Global and ASSA ABLOY products are being used at new stadiums in Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Curitiba, and Brasilia, as well as at the legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the World Cup final on July 13 and both the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics. The two companies’ products have also been recently deployed at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre and the Allianz Parque (formerly the Arena Palestra Itália) in Sao Paulo.