Olympic Security

The security at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – where Canadian men and women defended hockey gold! – was said to be one of the most secure Olympic games ever.

We broke down the enormous security plan:

    • 40,000 law enforcement officials, including police and the Russian Armed Forces
    • A Presidential Decree signed by President Vladimir Putin required that any protests and demonstrations in Sochi be approved by the Federal Security Service
    • Travel restrictions were in effect in and around Sochi: A “controlled” zone, dubbed the “ring of steel”, covered the Coastal and Mountain areas where the Games’ venues were.
    biometric-securityTo enter controlled areas, visitors had to pass through security checkpoints with x-ray machines, metal detectors and explosive material scanners.
    • Several areas are designated as “forbidden”, including Sochi National Park
    • An unmanned aerial vehicle squadron, along with S-400 and Pantsir-S1 air defense rockets protected Olympic airspace
    • Four gunboats were also deployed on the Black Sea to protect the coastline
    • Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations was stationed in Sochi for the Games
    • 10,000 Internal Troops of the Ministry of Interior provided security services
    • 1,500 Siberian Regional Command troops were stationed nearby.
    • The 58th Army unit of the Russian Armed Forces defended the Georgia-Russia border
    • The United States supplied Navy ships and other assets for security purposes

While you will never need a security plan that resembles that of the Olympics, it does illustrate the importance of having a well thought out security plan. To schedule a free no-obligation security evaluation of your home call 1-800-265-5317 or just CLICK HERE.

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