Venture Security debuts award-winning Halo technology at Newbury Racecourse

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Venture Security, one of the south coast’s leading independent security companies, has partnered with award-winning British technology provider Halo Solutions – the company behind the world’s most intelligent crowd safety, incident, and threat management platform Halo (v5) – to enhance its crowd safety and security operations at major events.

The first venue to benefit under the new technology partnership is Newbury Racecourse, who earlier this year awarded its security contract to Venture following a competitive tender process. Venture officially started on site in April, when they also successfully debuted the Halo platform.

The technology has since been used at several events including the recent Tom Jones concert held at Newbury Racecourse, which attracted its largest attendance since Covid 19 with a 19,000-capacity crowd.  Venture Security has also used the technology for the Summer Solstice event at Stonehenge and numerous other festivals and community events.

Newbury Racecourse is an iconic venue in the racing world and also hosts large-scale music acts, after parties and community events, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Halo supports Venture to track and log incidents dynamically and simultaneously, streamlining communications and helping to provide the utmost levels of security and safety around the site.

Duncan Robertson, Head of Events at Venture Security, explains: “At Venture, we are committed to continually raising the bar for our customers and the Halo (v5) platform has enabled us to take our award-winning services to another level, by providing instant logged communications, enabling faster command and control of our site-based operations.”

He continued: “It’s a pleasure to be managing security for such a high profile sporting venue as Newbury Racecourse and to have further enhanced our operations with the Halo technology. We look forward to a busy and successful season ahead.”

Giving complete oversight of crowd safety and security across an event site, the Halo system provides real-time updates and critical information. Halo (v5) links together security assets, site teams and controllers within one system giving greater oversight and control of an event. Over 90 million people to date have been protected in 17 countries, saving 12 lives thanks to the Halo (v5) technology, which has been used at over 4000 events and locations, including festivals, stadiums, arenas, conferences and marathons. As a leading British technology company in crowd and safety, it is also the proud recipient of 14 awards. 

Charlie Archer, Partnerships & Insights Manager, Halo Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be working with Venture Security’s team to deliver the Halo (v5) technology across their security operations.  Halo’s unique technology will help digitize operational security processes at Newbury and provide for even greater scope of additional services in crowd safety and security.  We look forward to working with Venture to rollout our award-winning technology, supporting the team to help enhance the safety and security of their client events.”

Venture Security, based in Hampshire, is an award-winning security provider offering a comprehensive range of commercial, residential and event security services. The company is ranked in the top 1% of UK providers by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

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Picture caption: Security Managers Andy Small, Darren Winter and Justin Matthews from Venture Security at Newbury Racecourse.

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