Seattle sporting venues to improve security with biometric platform.
A test last year showed gate checks using the facial recognition was more than twice the pace of the conventional system using x-ray with visual siting by security guards.
Lollapalooza will be one of the country’s largest urban festivals to take place since the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino shooting, which left 58 people dead and is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
As with all major sporting and entertainment events, the goal is for everyone using a ticket to have purchased it from the authorized ticketing entity and to have a seamless experience both when they pick it up and when they present it at the venue.
While the threat of terrorists planning to attack soft targets, such as stadiums, increases, stadium security professionals must look for the weak points throughout their facilities to determine where fanatics are most likely to assail.
With more than 120 permanent network cameras in place at Volunteer Stadium and Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Little League International works to add new technologies each year to keep the installation as secure as possible
The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati is the hallmark of America’s greatest pastime and home to baseball’s oldest franchise, the Cincinnati Reds. In addition to new food and entertainment options, providing high-end visual technology was a large priority—delivering a bevy of video walls, projectors, interactive screens, and flat screens that would entertain fans in and out of their seats for the ultimate game day.
Event organizers have responded to past attacks by improving their security methods and adding more metal detectors, police and other security personnel. Despite these efforts, a would-be terrorist can still manage their way to the venue’s entrance and pose a mass casualty threat.
BBVA Compass Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium located in Houston, and home to the Houston Dynamo, a Major League Soccer club. It is also going through a major retrofit with its security systems to include a best of breed, open architecture solution.
New Jersey is beefing up security across the state, including a focus on the seaside area.
The Philadelphia Phillies are improving security around Citizen Bank Park with perimeter protection devices.
Officials have been working on their security plan for the last six months, and have made adjustments in the wake of the Mandalay Bay shooting and vehicular attacks by terrorists in France.
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San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said his department has partnered with 12 other agencies to collect intelligence and keep the events and attendees safe.
Rome is on high alert following terror warnings that have, so far, turned out to be false.
Soldiers have taken on the work of guarding Pyeongchang's ice area ahead of the Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremony.
Security personnel will be on the lookout for suspicious drones during the Winter Olympics in South Korea.