The Balancing Act Behind Sporting and Entertainment Venues Opening to the Public
TorchStone Global President and Co-Founder, Frank Rodman, discusses sporting and entertainment event security with Fred Burton of The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast.
As events cautiously open up to the public, security teams are faced with an unforeseen element of protection — personal health and safety. Event security teams are forced to weigh the benefits of increased security measures with the goals of the venue’s event, making it enjoyable, profitable, and well-attended.
Frank’s experiences shed light on the level of complexity these events require, the impact on professional athletes, and COVID-19’s lasting effect on the industry. He explains the Principle of Proportionality, a key driving force behind how security measures are designed. While the environment may always change, this integrated approach to security focuses on prioritizing and mitigating risk does not. Proactive protection, situational awareness, logistics, ongoing and real-time risk assessment, and mindset all work together toward a common goal: avoiding security situations.
Fred is one of the world’s foremost experts on security and counterterrorism and the Executive Director of Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence.