SIA, NCS4 Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Address Stadium Security

Two sides will collaborate on enhancing security of sporting events.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) signed a memorandum of understanding to foster collaboration in addressing the unique security challenges facing stadiums, ballparks, arenas and similar facilities through the use of security technologies.

The collaboration allows NCS4 and SIA to combine the expertise of security practitioners and technical knowledge of equipment suppliers and integrators to combat the unique security challenges of such venues.

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“SIA and NCS4 already have been collaborating in exchanging information and conducting joint webinars with the goal of enhancing the security of mass gatherings at sports events,” SIA CEO Don Erickson said. “We look forward to exploring more ways to address security requirements to protect participants and spectators at stadium events, including the development of educational programs and initiatives for the benefit of the members of both associations.”

NCS4 Director Lou Marciani added: “SIA being the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers gives NCS4 the capability to collaborate on identifying current and new products and services that address the future industry needs.”

SIA and NCS4 may additionally hold webinars, engage each organization’s directors and advertisers through presentations, speak at each other’s events, promote each other’s activities and programs, publish articles in each other’s publications and develop vendor-neutral guidelines and best practices for stadium events.

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