The O2 arena, London, has awarded a five-year contract to Integrated Security Consultants (ISC) Ltd, to provide CCTV and radio channel controllers at the internationally renowned venue, following a competitive tender.
As an event, venue and premises security specialist ISC will supply controllers and senior controllers to the complete range of events held at The O2, which has a capacity to hold 20,000 people, making it the UK’s second biggest indoor arena and one of the busiest in the world.
Live music and events due to be staged at The O2 include Paolo Nutini, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and Strictly Come Dancing Live.
ISC’s team will provide the “eyes and ears” of the venue’s security operation, relaying information between frontline security and stewarding staff and venue management, as well as liaising with fire, medical and external security teams where necessary. ISC will monitor the movements of up to 60,000 people per day, as the arena fills and empties as many as three times on multiple event days. The company has ensured continuity of service by welcoming the existing controllers into its team.
Paul Griffiths, ISC’s business development manager, commented:
“ISC is an industry leader in the event security field, recognised for its quality of service and ability to integrate security operations within a venue’s wider structure. The O2 is one of the UK’s iconic buildings. We are extremely privileged to work in partnership with The O2 team to provide them with this critical function and look forward to supporting and enhancing their operation over the next five years.”
Pat Carr, ISC’s managing director, added:
“It is part of the company’s wider strategy to bring our event security expertise to venues of all sizes, providing a truly integrated service backed up by robust head office and senior management support. This contract cements ISC’s position as the security partner of choice for high-profile venues and we are thrilled to be fulfilling such a crucial part of The O2’s venue operation.”