Australian Open organisers ramp up security for thousands of fans
by: NJM Group on
Australian Open is just around the corner, and the sports event is likely to be as popular as ever.
Held during the last fortnight in January, it is the first of the four Grand Slam Tennis tournaments of the year. It holds the record for the highest attendance of the series and has a capacity to seat 11,000 visitors. A million fans are expected to visit Melbourne during the games.
Large crowds however are often vulnerable to attacks. Attackers tend to choose places of cultural significance and high media attendance. With attacks such as the Bourke Street incident last year and the tragic attack at Flinders Street just before the holiday, it is more important than ever to implement sufficient security measures at major events.
Organisers of the Australian Open have deployed a series of security measures including bag checks, police presence, bollards, perimeter entry and other undisclosed resources.
The importance of such efforts is irrefutable. It is especially crucial to consider the threat of VBIEDs and other vehicle-borne attacks which is why we fully support the decision to install bollards.
With our custom made Soft Approach bollards, sporting precincts like Hisense Arena could take security to the next level. Our tailored tennis shaped VBIED bollards would be ideal for Australian Open, helping the fans get in the mood of the game while simultaneously protecting them from vehicle-borne threats.
Another solution is our ‘event bollards’, a total leasing solution for public security, that can be deployed in a moment’s notice. Besides leasing, you can also get finance. This is useful at events or peak seasons where there’s often a need to ramp up protection right away.
Our team has recently installed ‘event bollards’ at the famous Luna Park and St Kilda Esplanade Market, where the busy holiday season called for immediate protection.
The ‘event bollards’ can remain short-term or long-term or until another permanent solution is found and can be customised to suit any event. A popular choice is our spherical Vanguard Bollard range that can be manufactured in a range of different colours and sizes with or without LED lights.
These black spherical vanguard bollards that we recently installed at Chadstone Shopping Center is just one example of what we have to offer.
We can supply a wide range of other designs too. If you would like to learn more about the ‘event bollards’, feel free to give us a call on 613-9459-3488 or view our Soft Approach to Hard Security Catalogue to see our tailored solutions.