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ExCeL London further enhances venue safety and security through new long-term partnership with Halo Solutions

Award-winning risk management platform, the Halo System, integrated across Royal Docks venue. Partnership also includes major incident training programme, with first session attended by 250 external contractors & personnel. Proven system already in use at 1,800 events and sites across the UK.

LONDON – Halo Solutions’ multi-award-winning 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.

The new system, already used at 1,800 events across the UK including sporting events, arenas and conferences, will help to strengthen the venue’s existing high-level operations and event management. This includes providing live-action updates on all incidents, tasks and venue checks, seamlessly linking ExCeL’s in-house teams and controllers.

ExCeL is one of the UK’s leading venues hosting major B2B and B2C events throughout the year, from the forthcoming Star Wars Celebration (7-10 April) to the recent ICE London which attracted 40,000 delegates.

The Halo 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 experts, with the first one in February having been attended by more than 250 external contractors and security personnel.

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 that work in and around our venue.”

Lloyd Major, CEO & Founder of Halo Solutions, added: “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’s ground-breaking platform for risk management continues to expand in the public safety industry, with more than 30 million people overseen at events using the system last year. The recently launched ‘Halo v5’ offers additional features and integrations, including new modules in accreditation, sustainability, crowd management and live video feed and drone integrations.

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