Fiji Time: 12:22 PM on Saturday 23 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

World Cup to be protected by Israeli security

Thejewishpress.Com
Sunday, May 04, 2014

ISRAEL's Risco Group, a company leading in global security solutions, announced today that it has completed the implementation of a command and control system for one of the 12 World Cup stadiums, the Arena Patanal, in Cuiabá, Brazil.

The stadium, which will seat 44,000 fans, will be protected by the Israeli company's advanced security systems according to a Globes report.

Operators of the system will be able to control many safety and security features simultaneously as well as other systems, such as the PA system, access to protected areas, gates, press boxes, locker rooms and lighting. FIFA has approved and tested the Israeli gateway control system for the stadium's entrances, which allows for hundreds of gates, doors and turnstiles to be controlled.

According to the Globes report, Risco's Cuiabá stadium deal is worth $2 million as stated by sources in the security sector. Operating for the past three decades, more than 95% of the Israeli company's production is for export, with its market primarily in Europe. The company, which has 13 branches worldwide, employs 700 people, with most in Israel.

"We can definitely say we are ready," stated Risco EVP Hemy Fintsy to Globes. "During the matches, the stadium's operations team will work the systems by themselves, and will be no need for our crews to be on site."

Elbit systems is another Israeli company that is securing the FIFA World Cup. The company is providing Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry out safety and security missions for the Brazilian Air Force such as crowd surveillance.

An estimated half a million soccer fans from across the globe will attend the 2014 World Cup games, the world's largest soccer event this coming June.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61690.5979
JPY 56.853253.8532
GBP 0.36700.3590
EUR 0.41880.4068
NZD 0.69110.6581
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50190.4849

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A sad graduation for Waqatakirewa
  2. Mine land claim
  3. A-G: Pay overtime
  4. Leaders disagree
  5. Sedition accused guilty
  6. Union berates State
  7. iTaukei women told to be proud of their identity
  8. Call for climate warriors
  9. Velovelo residents could become permanent leaseholders
  10. Families resort to muddy water

Top Stories this Week

  1. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  2. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  3. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  4. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)
  5. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)
  6. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  7. Resort's legacy Thursday (21 Sep)
  8. Murder suspects further remanded Monday (18 Sep)
  9. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva Wednesday (20 Sep)
  10. Strike threat Tuesday (19 Sep)