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London locks down for the Olympics

May 30, 2012

On July 7, 2005, one day after Londoners received word that the city would host the 2012 Olympics, terrorist bombs tore through the public transit system, killing 56 people. To prevent a repeat attack and protect the roughly 25,000 athletes,…

Sophisticated Security – Checkpoints and the Modern Event

May 25, 2012

Major sporting events, like the World Series or the Super Bowl, are no longer just athletic contests - they are the new \"destination vacations\" and, for global events like the Olympics or the World Cup, sources of national prestige and…

Threat of Sport Events Accelerate Stadium Security Market

May 25, 2012

  Current security spending on global sports in US$2 billion from cities, teams and schools worldwide, according to ESPN. In emerging markets, more cities are hosting large sports events. Sporting events are highly susceptible to volatility. One contributing factor is…

More Than X-Rays And Body Scans

May 25, 2012

Rapiscan, long known for its airport scanners, is making waves with other security solutions -- winning a World Trade Center deal. The Torrance, Calif. firm will provide cargo and parcel screening to the World Trade Center under a $15M contact.…

Radiation Detection: Updating the Geiger Counter

May 25, 2012

In cartoons, radioactive materials radioactive materials are extremely easy to spot, much like the fuel rod in the opening of The Simpsons -- bright green and glowing. Unfortunately, reality is nothing like cartoons, and radiation does not often have easy-to-spot…

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