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With six successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the seventh edition to be even better with the addition of several new highlights this year.

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Major Events International (MEI), with the support of UK Trade & Investment France (UKT&I France) and the Marseille Mayor’s office, is leading security companies to Marseille to meet key officials and potential business partners for a knowledge-sharing session.

The purpose of the visit is to share best-practice between experienced security companies involved in securing venues and major events, and key city-level stakeholders.

This security-focused visit provides a unique opportunity to connect with the right people and is aimed at companies of all sizes.

Focus of the visit

  • Learn more about city-level security plans around high density venues
  • Meet with key city-level stakeholders involved in safety and security
  • Share major events security best-practice

To sign up to participate in this visit, taking place 17-18 March 2016, please contact Richa Ghai via email at: rghai@majoreventsint.com or Tel: +44 (0)207 073 2661. There will be an administration fee to participate, discounted for MEI Members.

For further information, please visit: http://www.majoreventsinternational.com

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will hold the 1st annual Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit on March 8-10, 2016, at the National Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Richard Fenton, Vice President of Corporate Security and Safety, Ilitch Holdings Inc. (Detroit Tigers and Redwings), commented:

Every stadium and arena present unique challenges in implementing best operatory practices.

This is an opportunity for industry professionals to come together and discuss best practices in a collaborative environment with the goal of developing a comprehensive safety and security guide that will be the industry standard.

The Summit serves as the only annual combined meeting for professional and minor league safety and security professionals. The target audience includes event and facility managers, operations personnel, local/state law enforcement, government officials, emergency managers, fire/hazMat and emergency medical/health services, and invited solution providers.

Summit highlights include keynote speakers and panel discussions covering topics such as parking lot security, gun carrying issues relative to off duty personnel, and violent extremist attacks.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in moderated discussions (round robin) for designated within the following topic areas:

  • Event Day Safety and Security
  • Crowd Dynamics/Management
  • Emergency Action Planning
  • Staff Development and Performance
  • Facilities Design/Technology
  • Risk/Threat/Vulnerability Assessment & Secure and Safety Aware Culture

Pricing to attend the Summit is $265 per person. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.

For more information visit www.ncs4.com/professional.

 

About NCS4

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), at the University of Southern Mississippi, supports the advancement of sport safety and security through training, professional development, academic programs and research. NCS4 collaborates with professional leagues, open access events, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, along with professional associations, private sector firms, and government agencies. It is a critical resource for sport venue managers, event managers, first responders, and other key stakeholders.

 

PanStadia & Arena Management magazine is proud to be an Official Media Partner to NCS4 and this Summit.

 

 

With the ambition of operating one of the world’s most safe and secure sports and entertainment venues, Stadio della Roma has appointed the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to provide the Security Strategy and Design.

Recognising that a secure experience for the fans of AS Roma and visitors to the 365 day-a-year entertainment precinct is imperative, Stadio della Roma will work with the ICSS to ensure security is integrated into the stadium and wider masterplan from the outset.

The ICSS will coordinate with Stadio della Roma’s design and engineering consultants and other stakeholders to determine the threats, risks, vulnerabilities and security operational requirements for the new stadium.

The ICSS will then ensure, based on relevant security design standards and international best-practice, that security is built into the venue without impacting on the aesthetics or operations of the venue.

Mark Pannes, CEO of Stadio della Roma, said:

We are delighted to have the International Centre for Sport Security as our partner on this project.

We are also determined to create a family-friendly environment for every fan who visits the stadium and that means that security is at the forefront of everything we are doing. Our whole project team is working closely with the ICSS surrounding the design, implementation and management of the highest-level security objectives including security risk assessment and security strategy development for both on-site infrastructure and cyber security.

Speaking about the appointment, Mohammed Hanzab, President of the ICSS, said:

This partnership with one of the great football clubs of the world is another milestone in the development of the ICSS. Stadio della Roma has the potential to become a role model in the fields of safety and security. The ICSS is looking forward to a sustainable partnership with Stadio della Roma as the new and safe home of AS Roma.

Heinz Palme, Vice Director General of the ICSS, added:

We applaud Stadio della Roma for recognising the importance of integrating security design into the early stages of venue planning. Many stadium owners and operators are discovering too late the time, resource and financial impact of not incorporating security at an early stage. Working with Stadio della Roma, we will ensure it is embedded from the start, whilst delivering the best possible fan and visitor experience.

 

The ICSS will be participating in our ‘live’ event, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015, which is being held at the Singapore Sports Hub this September, 28-30. For the preliminary conference program, visit: www.saevents.uk.com

AFC and ICSS partner to enhance safety and security of Asian football

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) have signed a wide-ranging partnership agreement this week to strengthen safety and security in Asian football.

The agreement, signed by the Presidents of the two organisations after the AFC Congress in Bahrain, will strengthen existing safety and security regulations, develop training programmes and help assess safety and security within the AFC Member Associations.

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, AFC President said:

Safety and security is a top priority for the AFC, a basic requirement for any football match to take place. The AFC does everything within its powers to protect players, officials, coaches and spectators across Asia.

The ICSS is at the forefront of safeguarding sport and this agreement is a significant step forward in enhancing safety and security practices within the AFC and our Member Associations.

Mohammed Hanzab, ICSS President, added:

As sport and major events continue to increase in size and complexity, I would encourage other football associations and confederations to show the same proactive leadership as the AFC in sport safety and security to confront the new threats that sport now faces.

This partnership with the AFC represents a significant milestone for the ICSS and builds on our growing portfolio with various sports organisations and other major events rights-holders around the world.

As one of the fastest growing and most diverse football regions in the world, Asia is an important platform for the ICSS to showcase our expertise, as well as providing us with a unique opportunity to work on some of the world’s largest major sport events and venues.

As part of the agreement, the ICSS and AFC will work together on several safety and security projects, including:

  • The development of AFC safety and security regulations within the framework of FIFA international guidelines
  • Developing and delivering training programmes to educate security officers within AFC Member Associations, including ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes
  • Developing key requirements for the security design of sport infrastructure, security operations for clubs and international matches and tournaments taking place in AFC Member Associations
  • Supporting the growth of a professional network of security personnel to ensure the appointment of qualified staff for clubs, international matches and tournaments
  • Reviewing current safety and security documentation and reporting tools for clubs, international matches and tournaments taking place within the AFC
  • Providing safety and security assessments in collaboration with or on behalf of the AFC

Eintracht Stadium fitted out with video equipment exclusively from Dallmeier

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The video system at the 25,000-capacity Eintracht Stadium in Braunschweig has been completely modernised using equipment exclusively from Dallmeier. The heart of the installation, the unique Panomera® multifocal sensor technology, provides security for both the home and visiting fan areas.

Eintracht Stadium’s entire video system needed to be updated as part of a general modernisation programme to create a state-of-the-art venue. For almost two-and-a-half years, the Stadium’s operating company, Stadthalle Braunschweig, conducted a thorough investigation of the subject and tested the systems offered by several different manufacturers. In the end, the Panomera® multifocal sensor technology from Dallmeier emerged as the leader. And now, the video experts from Regensburg are supplying the entire video system – from cameras to recording to management.

Challenge for the cameras

In order to ensure security for the visiting and home fan areas, Panomera® multifocal sensor technology is used. This unique camera technology, patented by Dallmeier, is unlike single sensor cameras in that it uses several lenses, each with a different focal length, as Roland Meier, Head of Panomera® Multifocal Sensor Systems at Dallmeier and also in charge of the project in Braunschweig, explained:

This makes it possible to monitor large expanses and distances from just a single location – in real time and uniform picture resolution, excellent dynamic response and consistent depth of focus.

For as security management soon realised, Eintracht Stadium posed a real challenge for cameras. Not only because the running track significantly increases distances to the spectators, but also because the light conditions made it practically impossible for conventional cameras to operate effectively.

Marcus Meyer, Technical Director of Stadthalle Braunschweig Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, commented:

There is a space between the stand and the roof, which allows light into the stadium but creates a very difficult situation for many cameras, as we discovered in the course of our test.

However, with the Panomera® system each sensor defines its own contrast, white balance and exposure. This in turn enables significantly more effective dynamic range and unrivalled picture quality over the entire scene – even with widely varying light conditions within the same image.

Besides Panomera®, other high-resolution PTZ cameras by Dallmeier have also been installed, particularly to safeguard the areas around the outside of the stadium.

Video data is recorded on Dallmeier VideoIP appliances. These recording systems are well known for their unsurpassed quality and reliability. RAID 6 and redundant power supplies guarantee the highest possible level of recording availability. Image material from the system has received an LGC Forensics certification, which means that it can be used as evidence in court.

Intuitive management

For managing the system, operators can make use of multiple Panomera® Viewing Clients and the SeMSy® management software with joystick. SeMSy® is a high-performance, future-oriented video management system designed with maximum operator convenience in mind. It offers an extensive suite of functions covering live image display, a wide variety of search functions in the recorded material, control of the PTZ cameras and even simple archiving of sequences of interest.

Armin Gallus, a member of the crisis management team with the Braunschweig police, is enthusiastic about the system, as he advised:

One of the most important features for us is that the entire scene is recorded without interruption. This means that if something does happen, we can look for it in the recordings at any time. And the resolution of the cameras is really impressive, not only live but also in the recordings. That is critical for us, because it means we have evidence which we can use to identify and detain offenders.

The stadium's entire video

The entire video system at the 25,000-capacity Eintracht Stadium has been completely modernised using Dallmeier equipment exclusively.

About Dallmeier

Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 30 years of experience in transmission, recording, as well as picture processing technology and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high quality recorder and camera technologies, enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated components.

Right from the beginning, the company has always focused on their own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability. Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all of its own components; this includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis, and even individually adjusted management systems.

Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry, came from Dallmeier. The multifocal sensor system Panomera® will have a similarly groundbreaking effect: This unique and novel camera technology will revolutionise the market and open up completely new possibilities to the video security industry. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.

For further information, please visit: www.dallmeier.com and www.panomera.com

 

Dallmeier will once again be an official sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s must-attend event, the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 conference & exhibition, where it will showcase its latest technologies.

 

Images courtesy: Polytan

 

ICSS calls for stronger international standards in training and educating sport safety and security professionals

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With the growing safety and security challenges now facing sport, the ICSS has called for the development of stronger international standards to train and educate sport safety and major event security managers.

 

Speaking to top football clubs, stadium managers and venue owners at last week’s ESSMA Summit, held at the Allianz Arena in Germany, Helmut Spahn (pictured), Director General, ICSS, said:

Training and educating those who look after our safety and security in sport is a major responsibility for any major event organiser or sport venue operator. However, at the moment, it is clear that many clubs, leagues and associations do not provide enough opportunities for their safety and security managers to learn from other sports and major events.

 

As a first step and as part of our commitment to sharing expertise to help safeguard sport, the ICSS has developed the first International Advanced Studies Programme on Sport Safety and Security Management with SRH University Heidelberg to encourage the development of an international standard in training and educating within the sport safety and security management industry.

 

With many new and emerging threats now facing sport, as good practice the ICSS would encourage clubs, leagues and associations across all sports to enrol on courses like this and provide more opportunities for their safety and security workforce to learn about emerging trends and techniques developing within the industry.

 

Organised by ESSMA and supported by the EPFL, ECA and the ICSS, some of the organisations attending the ESSMA Summit included: FC Barcelona, FIFA, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid CF, Arsenal FC, Wembley, Manchester United, Liga de Futbol Profesional, ACF Fiorentina, AS Monaco FC and Dallas Cowboys.

 

Speaking on the ICSS’s contribution to the ESSMA Summit, Dimitri Huygen, Managing Director of ESSMA, said:

 

The challenge of securing major sport events and international venues has never been greater and once again the ICSS has added considerable knowledge and experience to the event, as well as their cutting-edge expertise in sport safety and security. This has been of enormous benefit to our members.

 

The ICSS is continuing to play an important and active role in leading the development of the sport safety and security industry. On behalf of ESSMA, I look forward to continuing our work with the ICSS, as well as other organisations including the ECA and EPFL.

 

For further information regarding the International Advanced Studies Programme on Sport Safety and Security Management and how to apply, please visit ICSS’ website at: www.asp.theicss.org/home or email: advancedstudies@theicss.org

 

NB: Our Q1/Spring ’15 edition of PanStadia & Arena Management will include a special roundtable debate-style feature discussing ‘Safety & Security: The Key Challenges for Designers, Operators and Suppliers’. If you are in charge of safety and security at a sports venue and would like to provide your industry insights, please email the Editor, Katie McIntyre, at: katie@aladltd.co.uk

 

About the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

The ICSS is an international, independent and not-for-profit organisation. With an aim to improve security, safety and integrity throughout the world of sport; the ICSS works with governments, federations, clubs, leagues and event organisers.

 

The ICSS provides expertise, services and global knowledge, advising on event and venue safety, strategic security and investigations into corruption in sport.

 

Image: ICSS Security Expert Summit Vienna 2013; Copyright: ICSS/Christian Hofer, 16.5.2013

 

Vlado Damjanovski book on Panomera® multifocal sensor technology

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The well-known Australian author, inventor and video surveillance technology expert, Vlado Damjanovski, has written a book about Panomera® multifocal sensor technology.

 

In his book, entitled “The Panomera® Effect: A new camera technology by DallmeierDamjanovski discusses, among other topics, the concept of the multifocal sensor technology and its advantages for installation. The book also deals with aspects such as depth of field, picture quality, low light and dynamic range.

 

Damjanovski commented:

When I saw the Panomera® concept for the first time it was of no surprise to me that such innovation came from Dallmeier. The underlying concept of the Panomera® appears simple, yet the way in which it is executed, how the hardware is put together and how the software works, is very critical for the perfect results obtained. This stylish innovation could only have been achieved by a ground-breaking engineering company such as Dallmeier. I was absolutely delighted to accept the invitation by Mr. Dieter Dallmeier to produce this booklet about the Panomera®.

Having now written and published four large technical books about CCTV, as well as producing CCTV technical magazines, I feel well versed in being able to comment about this new camera system. When innovations such as the Panomera® come about, they bring a dynamism to an industry where engineering concepts succeed into engineering product reality. The  Panomera® will open up new horizons in the ever evolving CCTV industry.

 

The Panomera® Effect book is available both in English and German, with copies available online at: http://www.dallmeier.com/index.php?id=1017&L=1

 

About Dallmeier

Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 30 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high quality recorder and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated components. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability. Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all components on its own. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management systems.

Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry, came from Dallmeier. The multifocal sensor system Panomera® will have a similarly groundbreaking effect: This unique and novel camera technology will revolutionise the market and open up completely new possibilities to the video security industry. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.

 

For further information, go to:

www.dallmeier.com

www.panomera.com

 

Preformed Markings celebrates continued growth in the stadia & venue marketplace

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Preformed Markings Ltd – the UK & Ireland’s premier supplier of thermoplastic safety markings – is celebrating its continued growth in the stadia and venue marketplace.

Spectator safety has always been a key focus for the company, but its continued investment in product innovation for this sector has resulted in an increased demand from stadiums and arenas throughout the UK, even greater than originally expected.

Preformed Markings have just completed an extensive refurbishment of the stands and public areas at championship side, Charlton Athletic FC. As part of a major safety and renovation program, the Club appointed the company to provide slip resistant products for the steps and vomitories, in all four stands.

Andy Curtis, Head of Facilities Management at Charlton Athletic said:

The ground has been transformed; the steps and concourses and public areas look like new. In fact, the entire stadium looks newly built. With the innovate approach and customer engagement taken by Preformed Markings we have moved the Club forward in terms of look and feel and more importantly safety. The ground needed a lot of work, and the Club has heavily invested in improvements during the closed season, but the results far outreach our initial expectations and we have to thank all those who worked with us over the summer, especially your team.

With improving spectator safety being an integral part of many club’s current redevelopment and new build plans, it’s understandable to learn that the company has many additional projects currently in the pipeline.

Jerry Peachment, Head of Stadium Development at Preformed Markings said:

We are already discussing solutions with a wide range of sporting and public venues, both in the UK and overseas. Our aim is to assist the facilities managers and help resolve this integral area of spectator safety. Our expertise in both product knowledge and application will help make the facilities managers job that little bit easier. Thanks to 3 years of continuous research and development and consultation with leading industry professionals, we have produced specific products for the stadia market that address recurring safety issues. This is a key sector for us and we will continue to devote significant resources to helping the industry improve safety at sports venues throughout the globe.

For further information, please contact Jerry Peachment via email at: jerry@preformedmarkings.co.uk

Preformed Markings have just completed an extensive refurbishment of the stands and public areas at championship side, Charlton Athletic FC. As part of a major safety and renovation program, the Club appointed the company to provide slip resistant products for the steps and vomitories, in all four stands.

Preformed Markings have just completed an extensive refurbishment of the stands and public areas at championship side, Charlton Athletic FC. As part of a major safety and renovation program, the Club appointed the company to provide slip resistant products for the steps and vomitories, in all four stands.

Dallmeier opens another showroom

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The IPPI sales team with Dieter Dallmeier (2nd from left) at the opening of Dallmeier’s new showroom in Munich

 

Dallmeier – one of the world’s leading providers of products for network-based video surveillance solutions – has opened another VideoIP showroom, the Showroom South at IPPI, in Munich, Germany.

 

Following the successful opening of the Dallmeier solution centre at Johanns Systemhaus in Bitburg, Dallmeier can now provide its customers and partners with an on-site showroom in southern Germany. The “Showroom South” at IPPI GmbH was opened with due ceremony in mid-May.

 

IPPI has over 30 years of experience in the planning and installation business. Besides video surveillance, the range of products and services offered by the company includes conference room equipment and professional media technology. IPPI’s long list of references includes many customers with extremely stringent requirements from the banking, industrial and authority sectors.

 

In the new showroom, which was opened by Dieter Dallmeier together with the IPPI sales team, customers and prospective customers can experience for themselves the user-friendliness and open system capabilities offered by Dallmeier video management solutions. A special highlight is the Panomera® multifocal sensor technology, which represents an ideal solution in particular for the commercial and industrial sector, and will be on display live at the showroom at IPPI.

 

Dieter Dallmeier commented:

IPPI attaches great importance to thorough consulting and professional service. Here, the customer receives everything from a single source, from planning all the way through to implementation – this is why IPPI is also an ideal partner for us. With our recently opened solution centre in Bitburg, we intend to reach potential customers in the West and Northwest of Germany. Now we wanted to offer our customers in the South of Germany a fully equipped showroom that they could visit more easily.