Lenel helping to protect Little League World Series
Lenel says it is helping to protect players, coaches, officials and fans at 69th annual Little League World Series for the 17th straight year.
Each year, Lenel contributes its technology, supplies, service and expertise to help protect attendees of the 10-day event, which culminates this year with the world championship game on Aug. 30.
James Ferguson, director of security for Little League International, said in a statement, “The time, talent and resources provided by Lenel have made them a long-term and valued partner of the Little League World Series. With the latest electronic security technology available to us, we know we are doing all we can to ensure the safety of the players, coaches, spectators and volunteers who make this an exciting global event.”
Ron Virden, general manager, electronic access control solutions at UTC Building & Industrial Systems, said Lenel is deeply committed to the youth baseball organization, which now involves more than 2.6 million children in more than 75 countries.
“The Little League World Series is an iconic summer event and it’s our privilege to help provide a safer and more secure environment for all involved,” Virden said. “Each year we ensure that Little League Baseball has the latest updates of our industry-leading OnGuard integrated security platform and other integrated security products.”
New this year, Lenel is piloting the latest version of its Prism open IP video management system in the tournament command centre. This new version features Prism Mobile, enabling security guards in the field to remotely monitor surveillance cameras throughout the complex. Prism’s embedded Video Matrix feature allows Little League security to share video with local first responders.
Upon arrival at the Little League complex, each player is enrolled in the OnGuard system and receives a photo identification badge to wear throughout the series. The badges allow players to access areas throughout the Creighton J. Hale International Grove, where they live, eat and relax between games.
The OnGuard system also links with the complex’s video surveillance, allowing video verification of people accessing selected areas. When a person presents a badge to a card reader, live video is displayed along with the cardholder’s database photo. This enables security personnel to visually verify the person’s identity.