Mind Over Matter

Category: Event Security

BBC London Wireless Festival

Posted: July 15, 2019-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Crowd Management, Event Management, Event Security

Targeting the wrong source of the problem won't help anyone... Last week we witnessed a media storm when fans at North London's Wireless festival raised concerns about overcrowding and safety after a huge turnout to see rap duo D-Block Europe.  Two fans were even filmed climbing a tree trying to escape the crowds quickly forming [...]

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Football Assaults: Haven’t we been here before?

Posted: March 15, 2019-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Crowd Management, Event Security

Football Assaults: Haven’t we been here before again and again and again recurring? As the ugly head of football violence raises itself again from the ashes, we see history repeat itself time and time again with the same consequences, the same rants, and the same platitudes and invective which accompanied the stick and the carrot. [...]

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E3S: Meet the Delegates

Posted: October 26, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Conference, E3S, Event Security

E3S: Meet the Delegates Some of the latest delegates to pick up passes for E3S 2018 include: Christian Presterud & Henning Jølnæs (Live Nation) José Faísca (Altice Arena) Amy Wicks (Derby Arena) Brian Hughes (Odyssey Trust) Claire Cosgrave (SSE Arena Belfast) Jens Krueger & Martin Hoube  (Special Security Services GmbH) Rainer Schüler (Venue Planner GmbH) [...]

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Venues Now: Security’s Magic Formula

Posted: October 19, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: E3S, Event Management, Event Security

Venues Now: Security's Magic Formula - Teamwork Venues Now speak to Greg Parmley, Carl Dakin, and Professor Chris Kemp as they look at the state of event safety ahead of this month’s E3S in London. Read the full article here

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Carl Dakin Q and A: ‘Extremists Do Not Discriminate’

Posted: October 19, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Event Management, Event Security

Pollstar speaks with Carl Dakin, the founder of Dakin Consulting, a company providing security, business continuity, and emergency management services out of London, about safety and security at live events. Dakin looks back on a 25-year career in the British Army (22 Special Air Service Regiment and Parachute Regiment) after which entering the security industry seemed a [...]

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