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Nedap’s AEOS security management system secured two Ukrainian stadiums during EURO 2012
ISK Transexpo installed the necessary hardware and Nedap’s AEOS security management software at both venues
Nedap installed Convexs M80FC readers at 480 access points at Kiev stadium and at 380 access points at Lviv Arena

Almost 70,000 spectators watched Spain win the European Football Championship – EURO 2012 – in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium. They enjoyed the match in a fun and safe setting that Nedap Security Management had helped create. Both the brand new Arena in Lviv and the renovated Kiev stadium had been equipped with Nedap’s AEOS security management system for access control and intrusion.

In April 2007, UEFA’s Executive Committee chose the joint Polish-Ukrainian bid to host the 2012 European football Championship finals. In anticipation of the event, two of the four Ukrainian stadiums to host the matches were equipped with AEOS security systems. The Olympic Stadium in Kiev was built in 1923 and needed remodeling to bring it up to UEFA’s ‘category four’ standards for stadiums hosting football finals. Such stadiums usually seat thousands of visitors and must meet strict criteria in terms of public access and egress.

The Arena in Lviv is brand new and built to meet all of UEFA’s latest technological and functional requirements. With a capacity of 33,400 spectators, it is relatively small. But its extensive grounds and state-of-the-art facilities ensure players and spectators maximum comfort. All seats are covered. Parking is located underneath the stadium. The stadium’s facilities include VIP lounges (seating 450), restaurants, a media centre, various training centers and office space. Construction at the 9-hectare site started in November 2008 and was completed by October 2011.

Security levels.

Nedap’s business partner ISK Transexpo installed the necessary hardware and Nedap’s AEOS security management software at both venues. In Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, the company installed Convexs M80FC readers at the 480 access points. The Lviv Arena was equipped with the same readers at its 380 access points.

In total, 528 intrusion zones were defined. Nedap Convexs Mifare readers are used at some 600 doors and entrances. Both venues also deploy AEOS’s unique ‘security levels’ functionality, enabling security managers to respond swiftly to any calamity that could have occurred at a major event like EURO 2012.

In case of emergency, the system switches to a predefined emergency scenario with alternative access authorisations. This takes just seconds.

Security and intrusion.

Security management at the stadiums use the AEOS Graphical Alarm Handler to monitor and handle alarms
Nedap Convexs Mifare readers were used at approximately 600 doors and entrances

Like all other modern stadiums, those in Kiev and Lviv are equipped, inside and out, with a permanent closed-circuit television system that can take still shots, and with colour monitors in a control room. Security management at the stadiums use the AEOS Graphical Alarm Handler to monitor and handle alarms, and to provide the operators with clear work instructions. The Graphical Alarm Handler shows a graphical representation of buildings, the stadium layouts and alarms as well as the status of the alarms and which guard are handling them.

Another very helpful tool used in both stadiums is the fully integrated “Guard Tour” that enables extensive monitoring and audit trailing of security guards. The Guard Tour allows security managers to define a sequence of card readers or alarm inputs that have to be checked within a pre-defined time span during routine tours.

With the AEOS Guard Tour option, guards can be sent on their rounds of the premises while their progress is monitored from the control room. In addition, the Lviv Arena’s three-level parking garage underneath the stadium was outfitted with long-range readers and wireless sensors in order to manage and secure the flow of vehicles around the stadium.

Topscorer Award.

AEOS is Nedap Security Management’s contribution to the smooth and safe European Championship. For this, Nedap has received the Task Force EURO 2012 Topscorer Award. This prize was awarded by Task Force EURO 2012, a EUNITE and FME-CWM initiative aimed at boosting the export of Dutch expertise in infrastructure, construction and other large-event-related fields to Poland and Ukraine. Nedap has also won the bid for installing a new security system at Poznan Airport.

The Polish city of Poznan also hosted EURO 2012 matches. The airport was expanded with a new terminal. In cooperation with its Polish partner Atrem S.A., Nedap provided access control and intrusion detection for all terminals.

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