Halo Solutions has announced its incident and risk management platform, the Halo System, has been integrated at ExCeL London as part of a new partnership designed to further enhance safety and security at the venue.
Halo said its system will facilitate multi-agency inputs to support provision of crowd safety across the 100-acres site, helping to reduce radio traffic, boosting resilience and ensuring security staff remain on the frontline. The partnership will also include a number of training exercises from Halo’s team of counter-terrorism specialists, with the first one in February having been attended by more than 250 external contractors and security personnel.
ExCeL London, which last week hosted the Event Production Show, is the latest venue to sign up to use the system, which has been integrated at 1,800 UK events ranging from sports to conferences.
Henry Havis, head of security at ExCeL and chair of the AEV’s Security Working Group, said, “As London’s largest venue hosting 400 events and welcoming some four million visitors a year, the safety and security of everyone who comes through our doors remains our utmost priority. Our new partnership with Halo Solutions is the latest in a line of measures we’ve taken to further enhance this, together with extensive training for not only our in-house team, but also external companies, contractors and personnel who work in and around our venue.”
Halo Solutions CEO Lloyd Major said, “Working with the team at ExCeL is a hugely significant milestone. Their venue is undoubtedly one of the largest and most high profile in the UK. It has been a great pleasure learning more from the team and their vision with regards to crowd safety, security, and guest experience. We are proud the Halo System will now be helping to support achieving these goals.”
Halo Solutions recently launched Halo v5, which it said offers additional features and integrations, including new modules in accreditation, sustainability, crowd management and live video feed and drone integrations.