Benefits Of Security Screening at Sporting Events

PD 6500i Metal DetectorHave you ever wondered about the security behind the thousands of fans that attend sporting events at the stadiums around the country? The sheer volume of fans that can attend soccer games and football games is a logistical game of chest, but there are benefits of security screening at sporting events. Security teams must provide a safe and secure environment for the fans, players, and employees throughout the entire facility. Plus, the security screening process must also be efficient to maintain the positive fan experience while ensuring the security of everyone attending the sporting event. Unfortunately, every sporting event facility must worry about and prepare for people to bring weapons to the facility. The most important benefit of security screening at sporting events is to be able to remove these weapons from the facility before they cause damage. Metal detectors combined with security officers are the best assets in a great security plan.

Metal Detectors

Metal Detectors are one of the best tools that help with security screening. The two most popular Metal Detectors are Walk-Through Metal Detectors and Hand-Held Metal Detectors.

Walk-Through Metal Detectors are one of the most efficient and fast tools to screen people from head to toe in facilities with high volumes of patrons like sporting arenas. This detector has proven its effectiveness at moving high volumes of patrons through such events such as the Olympic Games, World Cup 2010 South Africa, and the Pan-American Games in Mexico.

SuperWand®Metal DetectorHand-held metal detectors are another device that are used either as a primary scanning tool or in secondary screening to pinpoint targets detected by a walk-through metal detector. The Checkpoint Security Systems’ Superwand Hand-held Metal Detector has a 360° detection field provides uniform sensitivity and tip pinpointing to detect weapons and other metal objects with extreme accuracy. The Garrett Super Scanner V is another great scanner that can detect medium sized pistol from 9″ distance; large knife from 6″; razor blades and box cutters from 3″ distance; foil-wrapped drugs and tiny jewelry from 1″.

Security Officers

Security officers are a vital part of the security screening process. The mere presence of officers helps to deter  inappropriate actions at sporting events, but they are also vital with the security screening process. The NOLA Protection Group provides a full range of security guard services.”Every security officer NOLA Protection Group contracts with must pass a battery of personal interviews, background checks and drug tests designed to ensure that everyone we hire is an honest, reliable person. In addition, we provide in-depth training after the hire and periodic training during the course of their tenure with our company. Our security consultants are highly trained and possess many years of training and expertise in their area of specialization,” according to Darrell Dumestre, Managing Partner.

If you are interested in learning more about Checkpoint Security Services on NOLA Protection Group’s services, call today at 504-577-2323.