London based software and accreditation experts, Accredit Solutions, was named as the winner of the Innovation in Safety & Security Award at the World Stadium Congress Awards in Amsterdam last night.
Taking place at a lavish ceremony at the Johan Cruyff ArenA, the awards are designed to recognise game-changers in the stadia industry.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award. It has been an incredible start to the year for Accredit Solutions and this recognition from the judging panel at what is a very prestigious gathering of leaders in stadium development and tournament delivery is a fantastic result for the whole team,” commented Peder Berg, CEO and Co-founder of Accredit Solutions.
Accredit Solutions aims to improve operational efficiencies and security at stadiums, large venues and major events through the provision of a best-in-class accreditation platform.
“Innovation should make processes faster, cheaper and more effective, and the Accredit Platform has been shown to decrease operational hours spent on accreditation by up to 90%” states Berg.
The Accredit platform is self-managed, fully scalable and integrates with existing access control systems to provide a highly innovative way to collect data, store documentation, set access controls and produce accreditation badges.
Product innovations include security features to prevent the forgery of the badges; the ability to set up group accounts for contractors to import data, send accreditation invitations, enter personnel information and control their own allocation of passes; a photo viewing tool that allows users to quickly view, edit and re-size badge photos; a mobile access control solution that allows real-time remote scanning via a mobile app at any entry check-point; and an automated communications suite to remove the need for manual intervention in the accreditation process.
The last 12 months has seen the accredit platform process over 2.1 million accreditations for major Premier League football clubs, The Rugby Football Union, New Zealand Rugby Union, Cricket Australia, BAFTAS, The BRIT Awards, The London Marathon and the International Cricket Council to name a few.
Berg concludes: “This accolade is a direct result of the hard work put in by the team over the last year. Team Accredit includes some of the best product developers, account managers, counter-terrorism and security experts out there and I am so proud to work with each and every one of them.”