Middlesbrough Riverside's Access Control Steps Up A League

Issue 19

A Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint readers has played a crucial role in ensuring the safety of the 33,000 fans who regularly fill Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside stadium.

As part of the £5m investment the club made for the start of the current football season, the Riverside stadium has focused on improving site security for staff and fans alike with access control for full time staff and part time safety stewards becoming a priority.

Graham Smith, Middlesbrough FC’s Project Manager, explained: “We can have around 700 staff working at the Riverside during a home game. It is vitally important that we know exactly who is working on these days as they play such a vital role in ensuring the safety of the fans, the players and the other staff.”

Access control suppliers, Progeny Access Control, recommended and provided a new, state of the art access control system for the stadium with finger readers from ievo Ltd. By using fingerprint data, theft and fraud issues with the previous identity cards can now be avoided.

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