National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security News

HID Global’s Quantum Secure SAFE software earns National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) designation

Amid rising concerns about security threats at stadiums and arenas where sports and entertainment events take place, HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that its Quantum Secure SAFE Sports and Events Access Manager has earned the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) ‘Lab Tested’ designation, awarded to products that undergo the rigours of operational testing in a sports environment.   Reducing risks by tracking...

HD cameras and access control technology help sports venues achieve enhanced levels of protection

Sports security combines manned guarding with access control devices, HD surveillance cameras & analytics in a command centre for a comprehensive security presence Providing security for sporting events and venues has long focused on personnel. Protection came in the form of guards and other personnel who controlled access to the venue and to restricted areas. With an increasing need to provide higher levels of protection in an age of terrorism, venues have turned to tradi...

Security & emergency agencies' cooperation addresses unique sports and stadium security challenges

On event days, representatives of emergency response & security agenciesare together and running sports venues as a unified group In the world of sports security, alliances are bringing together personnel and agencies that once only talked to each other during an emergency. Consider the recently announced agreement between the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). This memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

Stadium security protocols tighten amid terrorism; enhanced physical security standards improve public safety

Sports stadiums and leagues are constantly pushing for higher security standards& best practices to strengthen venues that may be perceived as "soft targets" Terrorism threats have focused the attention of sports security professionals like Paul Turner, Director of Event Operations & Security for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on how to more effectively screen guests and ensure that fans and athletes are kept safe. It has made the sobering reality that stadi...

NCS4 supports sports and stadium security with training, research and academic programmes

NCS4’s research has mainly been on professional sports venues, but they alsodevelop best practices for all levels of sports – including high schools and colleges Some of the most profound changes in the way sporting events are secured have come about since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A realisation that stadiums could be a target for terrorists has transformed sports security into a highly sophisticated profession that works closely with local and n...

NCS4 evaluates MicroPower Technologies’ solar wireless surveillance system at The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus

MicroPower system utilises solar power and wireless transmission to offer an effective mobile video camera solution The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security's staff and four subject matter experts recently used the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) campus as the environment for testing and evaluating the MicroPower Technologies Solar Wireless Surveillance System. The MicroPower system utilises the characteristics of solar power, low power con...