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Mobile at festival

As the UK’s summer festival season drew to a close, one of Ibiza’s partying strongholds brought three days of dance music to the UK: the Zoo Project Festival. AP Security was on hand with a mobile security checkpoint. Pictured is entry scanning continuing as dark draws in.

Held on the last weekend of August at Donington Park – more famous for heavy metal festivals than music from the Mediterranean – the festival saw sets by nearly 90 artists across four stages.

AP Security provided crowd management services to the site, with a team headed by Chris Hollands. AP’s Access Risk Control (ARC) mobile checkpoint, deployed for the first time at a major event, was for audience and baggage screening.

Chris said afterwards: “The ARC system provided us with full, airport standard screening facilities, which removed the possibility of weapons, banned items and other illegal objects from entering the festival site. As well as the ease of use, it was very useful for us that the units were quickly installed and fully operational within 45 minutes.”

AP staff were also able to monitor the campsite areas using a stand-alone ARC CCTV tower, fitted with day and night vision HD cameras with data capture. Images were fed to the control units via secured WiFi to the control unit in real time. AP staff manned the checkpoints so that anything untoward was politely confiscated, seeking to defuse any potential confrontation with a friendly approach. Staff were stationed around the site, covering pit, backstage and all audience areas, as well as complementing the CCTV system in the camp site.

Leicestershire Police were in attendance throughout the weekend.


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