Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 24, 2017

Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands of fans, with many security staff part-time, not always familiar with the venue or its security architecture.

This report is a compilation of topics discussed at the 2017 NCS4 conference, designed to give those considering stadium security solutions recommendations on building a functional security design, including:

  • Resilience-Centric Risk Management
  • Security Operations Center
  • Cameras And VMS
  • Sample Camera Designs for Football and Baseball stadiums
  • Access Control
  • Bag Screening
  • Perimeters and Parking Lots
  • Advance Warning To Attendees
  • Staff Uniform and ID Management
  • Response Planning
  • On-Site Communications

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Resilience-Centric **** **********

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Security ********** ******

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Cameras *** ***

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Access *******

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Bag *********

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Perimeter/Parking ****

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Response ********

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Additional *********

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Comments (7)

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