There is an art to proper stadium security and crowd control. People attend events to have a good time, and security is there to ensure that time does not turn tragic. The last thing anyone wants to see is for a good time to turn bad. Security is the invisible hand, guiding crowds, ensuring the proper flow of a massive amount of people, deescalating fights, and monitoring the event for those who might have ill intent.
Through it all, communication and technology is a key component. Security officials working a large event must remain in contact and be ready to assist at a moment’s notice. Communication provides critical information that is necessary for any large event or stadium security and a two-way radio can help.
Coordinating Security Efforts
Stadium security begins with communication. Personnel must be able to reach each other and coordinate activities. If something is seen on video, it must be communicated and response coordinated.
Reliable, clear communication and integrated technology are necessary. Many stadiums employ commercial two-way radios provided by Altech Electronics, an authorized Motorola Solutions Channel Partner and dealer.
Protecting a Stadium
The National Center of Spectator Sports, Safety and Security recommends three circles of security. An inner circle from the main gate to inward (the playing area is considered a separate high-security area). A middle circle that encompasses everything from the gate to 100 feet outside the gate. And an outer circle that is a perimeter outside the venue. As part of establishing those security circles, routes for emergency vehicles also are established.
The circles allow layers of security and control – attendees can be screened and checked at different points. It also gives officials multiple chances to observe individuals and be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior.
If a problem arises within any security layer, security personnel can contact each other via two-way radios. Without the ability to communicate, the entire basis of a layered security system fails. Personnel has to communicate if they see something suspicious or if they have a problem and need assistance.
Motorola Solutions has created the only end-to-end enterprise technology system that unifies voice, video, data, and analytics in a single platform. Many two-way radios combine video, location sharing, document sharing, text messaging, address/location searching, and individual contact lists.
- Stadium security is dependent on good, clear, reliable communication among personnel.
- Altech Electronics provides high-quality two-way radios and other devices that are perfect for stadium security.
- Layered security allows for multiple opportunities to screen patrons and keep eyes open for anything suspicious, but personnel must communicate with each other.
- Motorola Solutions end-to-end stadium security system and two-way radios provide groundbreaking technology options for those looking to make events safe.
Altech Electronics has some of the best communication devices and solutions available for large event security. Contact us or call at (718) 266-7863 to find out how we can meet your needs and help keep people safe