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ACCESS RISK CONTROL GEARS UP FOR SUMMER
Last year, a new aid to event security checkpoints appeared on the market from Access Risk Control (ARC). Based on the ubiquitous airport-style units, this mobile security checkpoint is a no-nonsense, quick and efficient method of security screening audiences at all types of events.
ARC proved its capabilities at the 2013 Zoo Project Festival held over three days at Donnington Park Raceway, at Elstree Studios for BBC Children In Need, where boy band sensation One Direction once again made headlines and continues to be used at the International Quarter venue at Stratford City. Interest in the checkpoints has been intense since.
The latest enquiry has come from the organisers of the FIFA world cup event, where it is also possible Access Risk Control's MCP3 security checkpoint will be used.
ARC CEO Robbie Wilson said that he has been having discussions with the event organisers in Rio for them to use the unit to offer greater security to the vast crowd of enthusiastic football fans that will descend on the city from around the world.
"They have been very impressed with our unit's potential and we are very optimistic that we will be helping to make crowds of excited football fans safer, by filtering them as they enter the stadia at various locations. There are 11 host cities in Brazil for the finals," he added.
"My partners in Brazil are hoping to have this decision within the coming weeks, but I have already had confirmation that some of our well-proven methods of safe crowd control, using barrier systems, are being adopted in various locations.”
Robbie first worked in Brazil in 2006 with Harvey Goldsmith and Nokia, where he managed a concert for over one million people on Ipanema beach on New Year’s Eve, headlined by the Black Eyed Peas. Since then he has kept a presence in Rio and Sao Paulo, building long-term relationships within its event Industry.
In addition to the interest from the World Cup organisers, ARC has won orders to deliver a number of units to the Greek Port Authorities to ensure that illegal items do not enter the country.
"The contracts were signed a few weeks ago,” says Wilson. “We will be delivering them later this year.”