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Strategies Designed to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 While Strengthening Physical Security Key to a Successful NFL Season

February 5, 2021 | Security Consulting

The National Football League is set to open the professional sports championship calendar with Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida on Sunday evening. Last spring, amidst the global pandemic, the league was one of the legions of American enterprises that turned to security technology and companies like Guidepost Solutions to solve the challenge of keeping their employees, customers, and businesses safe.

For the NFL and its teams, reopening required a multi-faceted approach. It had to focus first on creating a … Read More

Stadium Security Isn’t Just a Risk for the Big Leagues

January 10, 2017 | Security Consulting

Harsh realities have forced us to acknowledge that the risk to and vulnerability of spectators is real. Homegrown and foreign-based terrorists all have one thing in common – finding the softest, high profile targets that provide the greatest impact for spreading fear. America’s four professional sports leagues have come to better understand this axiom and have made significant progress over the last five to ten years to drastically enhance security measures at their stadiums. Encouragingly, as a result of mandatory … Read More

Olympics Lessons Learned: Is your event planning prepared for today’s challenges?

August 19, 2016 | Security Consulting

While millions of people across the globe watched American Michael Phelps propel himself through the pool in record speeds or Jamaican runner Usain Bolt sprint to another gold medal in the 100 meters, scores of security officials were already busy making preparations for the 2018 PyeongChang winter and the 2020 Tokyo summer games. Like other events of this size, successful event planning requires advanced security preparations, expert technical design, comprehensive due diligence and continuous operational readiness training. In the case … Read More

Security lessons from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

August 10, 2016 | Security Consulting

With large events such as the Olympics, there is absolutely no room for strategic planning errors – the consequences can be tragic.  These events attract thousands of people from all over the world and require multiple layers of security, pre-planning and efficient coordination in order to ensure such a massive multi-venue and multi-week event is safe.

Fortunately, up to now, the Rio Olympics have proceeded without major issues despite a number of early strategic planning errors that could have been

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Security Design for Major Sporting Events

June 25, 2015 | Design + Engineering

As the sports calendar winds down with the completion of the NBA Finals as well as the NHL Finals, we march into the hot summer months in the middle of baseball season and the much anticipated start of the National Football League games – sure to bring about many smiling faces to all sports fans. As each team begins with the same thought in mind as it relates to the Super Bowl, “this is our year!” there’s also many exciting
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Building a Stadium from a Security Perspective

October 20, 2014 | Design + Engineering

“Building Levi’s Stadium, the world’s most advanced and technologically savvy entertainment venue, presented a new series of challenges for the San Francisco 49ers’ team, as well as the security and safety firms contracted to provide optimal delivery of security awareness.

Following tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing, the National Football League increased security procedures at stadiums. To meet these increased procedures, the team relied on security systems designers, integrators and vendors to provide advancements in security systems, as well as, … Read More

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