Scottish security software company a firm favourite for UK sporting events

Ian Kerr of Raven Controls
Ian Kerr of Raven Controls

Raven, the real-time incident management tool, has been selected as the safety and security software of choice at a number of prestigious sporting events, including this year’s European Tour – British Masters 2019 and the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships.

Both events have chosen to implement Raven’s ground-breaking safety and security tool so that all areas of their event management networks are linked, making sure that guests, staff and athletes are kept safe at all times.

Raven’s innovative technology means that anything from a fall in the rough or a slip up in the stadium to a disaster scenario can be professionally logged, managed and resolved through its platform in real-time.

The software has earned plaudits from security, emergency services and events professionals for facilitating joint situational awareness through its mobile capabilities and use of real-time data.

Previously, organisers have relied on a combination of notepads and spreadsheets to keep track of incidents occurring at events. Raven’s technology streamlines the logging process allowing a host of accidents, emergencies and security situations to be recorded through the same app.

Accessible on mobile devices, the mission critical software enables event personnel to report situations such as medical incidents without returning to a control room, satisfying health and safety requirements whilst keeping key figures in the field, engaged with the event.

This year’s British Masters, which took place in Southport from 9th – 14th May, is not Raven’s first time ensuring the safe and smooth running of a high-profile golfing event. Its technology was selected by the organisers of last year’s Ryder Cup Championships in Paris and was the technology’s first deployment overseas.

The 2019 World Taekwondo Championships will be kicking off in Manchester on 15th May, with the world’s best athletes entering the ring for a chance to gain a championship title and valuable ranking point for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Raven’s managing director, Ian Kerr, said: “Raven’s technology provides an accessible digitised solution to manage and record issues relating to safety and security , ensuring everyone across an event’s incident management networks are equipped to handle all scenarios.

“By enabling security staff ‘on the ground’ to report incidents whilst on the move, Raven’s technology keeps everyone from security staff to key stakeholders informed, ensuring immediate and effective responses to issues as they occur. It is crucial for major sporting events such as the British Masters and the World Taekwondo Championships to have an effective incident management process in place and our technology can help facilitate this.”

Working previously as a counter terrorism officer, Kerr built Raven to bring incident management into the present day. By ditching the pens and pads, Kerr aims to digitise the tools necessary for having a robust incident management policy.

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