Enhancing Security in Event Facilities Physical security for event facilities such as convention centers, banquet halls, museums and others tend to have unique security challenges. The primary reason is that these centers must accommodate a mix of employees, contractors and personnel, along with guests such as concert goers, conference attendees and sport spectators that come and go at unspecified times throughout an event. Physical security for event facilities such as convention centers, banquet halls, museums and others tend to have unique security challenges. The primary reason is that these centers must accommodate a mix of employees, contractors and personnel, along with guests such as concert goers, conference attendees and sport spectators that come and go at unspecified times throughout an event. With thousands of visitors per year and employees working around the clock throughout all areas of the premises, event venues need to have the highest level of security in place to protect assets, people and the facility itself. Here are three ways security can be enhanced in event facilities: Control Access with Key Cabinets Since event centers operate beyond the 9-5 workday, 24/7 access control is essential. These facilities often have a large staff, which makes tracking employee whereabouts critical. Traka key cabinets automate the distribution and tracking process of keys by electronically recording when a key is used and by whom through a centralized database that audits key use at all times. Traka can even send notifications or revoke access to certain parts of a facility if a key isn’t returned within a designated period. For seamless administration of keys, management can integrate the Traka system into a facility’s existing HR database or access control system. The intelligent automation of this process allows for optimum employee accountability and provides complete access control of all important areas of an event facility – all at the touch of your fingertips. Manage Equipment with Lockers The use of digital tools is standard in most event facilities across the country. Event facilities commonly rely on projectors, laptops, tablets and other types of expensive mobile equipment. The risk of theft or damage in a facility with many employees, contractors and event attendees is high, especially with individuals regularly entering and leaving the facility. A simple, manual check-in and check-out process isn’t enough to protect these alluring devices. By storing items in an intelligent Traka locker with our advanced administrative software, your facility will have better control of distribution and handling. In order to remove the items from the secure lockers, users will need to enter in pre-defined access credentials. The locker won’t release the item unless the user is authorized, which reduces theft and damage by creating an accountability system. The automation of the lockers also creates real-time monitoring of usage, which means management will always know where an item is located. Ensure Security with iFob Since event facilities frequently have very expensive, state-of-the-art technologies, it is crucial to keep all areas and equipment protected, and their access tracked. This can easily be achieved through Traka key management, with use of our iFobs. When secured to a key set, the iFob enables those keys to be uniquely identified to Traka’s administration software and all its activity recorded. The simple device guarantees that administrators have the ability to customize access privileges for specific users, only providing access to what they need. While competitors use breakable plastic accessories that require frequent cleaning, the iFob is virtually indestructible and entirely maintenance free. With the ability to save data internally, Traka iFobs can store user or asset profiles and event data, making them a powerful identification tool in the event facility sector. Traka provides intelligent key and asset management solutions for event facilities around the globe. To learn more about our solutions, visit our Education or contact us today.