Theme park security - Case studies

Evolv’s artificial intelligence-based touchless security screening system secures Hersheypark

Evolv Technology announced that Hersheypark® is using Evolv’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based, touchless security screening system as part of the much-loved theme park’s robust COVID-19 safety measures. Hersheypark was originally created by businessman and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey more than 110 years ago as leisure grounds for employees of Hershey's Chocolate Factory. Embodying the passion of its namesake, the park is dedicated to its global reputation as a safe, fun...

Intelligent Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors from Optex protect endangered elephants in Mount Kenya National Park

Intelligent Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors from OPTEX, global sensor manufacturer and supplier, are at the heart of a new security access control solution that is helping to protect endangered elephants at the Mount Kenya National Park in Kenya, Africa. Countering the threat of poaching Mount Kenya is the second largest mountain in Africa, and the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) listed National Park was established to protect the mountain,...

Gallagher’s access control and perimeter security solution secures Village Roadshow Theme Parks in Australia

Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP), Australia’s largest theme park operator, provides some of the most thrilling entertainment rides and slides available anywhere in the world. With its headquarters located on the Gold Coast, Australia’s holiday playground, it operates: Warner Bros. Movie World Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World Australian Outback Spectacular Sea World Paradise Country Sea World Resort and Water Park Over 5 million visitors per year, from families to th...

Hikvision secures Dundee aqua park with thermal video solution

Dundee’s rejuvenated waterfront has breathed new life into the city, and not far from the new V&A Museum building is Foxlake Dundee, an exciting new water sports facility. Taking advantage of the regenerated docks area, Foxlake Dundee offers cable wakeboarding – where boarders are propelled by an electric cable rather than a boat – paddle boarding and Scotland’s first urban Aqua Park. Hikvision thermal video solution Foxlake Dundee was the second Foxlake water park...

Hikvision’s IP video surveillance system used to upgrade security at London’s Kew Gardens

Nestled on the banks of the river Thames, Kew Gardens in southwest London is home to the most diverse collection of living plants anywhere in the world. At 330 acres in size, it’s London’s largest UNESCO world heritage site, and has a history stretching back more than 250 years. The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, attracts more than 1.6 million visitors every year, coming to see the 30,000 different kinds of plants, and to visit the Herbarium, which has over seven million preserved pl...

Printing ID cards at the speed of a thrill ride at Lagoon Amusement Park

The Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah, likes things fast, too. For more than 100 years, it has offered exhilarating thrill rides as part of its entertainment package. The park’s Fire Dragon Double-Loop Rollercoaster hits speeds of 90 kilometers per hour, and its Lagoon-A-Beach Waterpark promises 550,000 gallons of liquid fun. Identification cards Like many other parks, Lagoon provides identification cards to its employees and offers season passes (called Season Passports) with id...

IDIS upgrades surveillance system at Plopsaland De Panne with advanced CCTV technology

Plopsaland De Panne is a flagship visitor attraction, the first of six spectacular theme parks now operated by the Plopsa Group in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. These popular parks are based on the TV characters of Studio 100, with each character having its own themed area featuring attractions, music and decorations to match. Against a background of heightened terrorist risk affecting all public spaces the management board of Plopsaland De Panne wanted to ensure that visitors and staff...

IDIS cameras enhance surveillance and public safety for the City of Coppell

Initially settled in the 1840s, the City of Coppell has grown to a mid-size Dallas suburb of over 40,000 residents. With dozens of parks, public facilities, and over 7 miles of trails to maintain and protect, the City of Coppell has a strong need for a robust and reliable video surveillance system. For the third year in a row Coppell earned the top spot in the mid-sized city category of the ‘It’s Time Texas’ Community Challenge, a program that encourages Texas communities to c...

Zaun's fencing solutions protect Thames Water site for Walthamstow Wetlands project

An £8.7m visitor centre to open up access to one of the East End’s ‘open-air lungs’ has been completed at a strategic 500-acre Thames Water site. The Walthamstow Wetlands project allows visitors to enjoy and learn about the Walthamstow Reservoirs’ distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London. Because the area includes water treatment stations and other operational sites, it needed protection to separate public areas from CNI zones, for which Th...

MOBOTIX cameras secure rides and play areas at Hellendoorn Adventure Park, Netherlands

There is a total of 35 MOBOTIX cameras in operation in the adventure park Hellendoorn Adventure Park uses cameras to ensure visitor safety on several of their major rides. When visitors violate safety regulations, park employees remind them over the loudspeaker system to comply with the safety regulations. Jan Harmsen, manager of the IT division, shares his experiences.  Safety of rides and play areas The Hellendoorn Adventure Park developed from a teahouse built in 193...