Technology award for Glasgow Commonwealth Games security
Finmeccanica – Selex ES has been named as providing the ‘most significant security technology contribution at a recent major event’ by membership body Major Events International. The award was given in recognition of Selex ES’s success in securing the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where the company acted as protective perimeter security provider.
The presentation of the award took place at the first Major Events Summit, an annual gathering of companies who supply to major international sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. Day one of the summit focused on event security and featured an opening address from Sir Brian Burridge, Senior Vice President for UK Corporate at Finmeccanica.
The Glasgow 2014 Games is one of the most recent major events to be protected by Selex ES. Previous sporting events secured by the company include the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2013 World Cycling Championship in Florence. Other major events secured include the 2009 G8 Summit, the Inauguration of Pope Francis I and the Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Selex ES also helped secure Expo Milan 2015.
The Glasgow 2014 Games were notable for their focus on innovation, demonstrating Scotland’s high-technology prowess to the international community. This adoption of innovation extended to securing the event, with Selex ES protecting over 20 Games venues including the Athletes Village, integrating high-tech perimeter security solutions, CCTV, command and control systems, and physical protection equipment around the venues.