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Israeli Company to Provide Protection and Security During FIFA 2014

Risco Group, Israel’s leading security company, has been hired for the World Cup games in Brazil

By: Peter Herriman

Published: May 15th, 2014 in Sports » World

Israel’s leading security company, Risco Group, has announced that they will be providing security and protections during the FIFA World Cup tournament that begins on June 12th, and will run into early July.

According to the Globes Report, the Arena Patanal, the 44,000 seat stadium in Cuiabá, Brazil will be protected by the Israeli company’s advanced security systems. These security systems include including CCTV surveillance, intruder and fire alarms, and access control applications that will assure that unmanned surveillance will be completely effective to insure a safe environment for the fans in Brazil.

Risco EVP Hemy Fintsy stated that “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.”

This deal with the Risco Group is worth $2 million, according to sources in security. The Risco Group employs 700 people with most in Israel, and has 13 branches worldwide. This deal also shows the worldwide reputation of Israeli security companies as one of the best in the world. Even though Israel’s economy is 95% for export, its market is primarily in Europe.

Risco isn’t the only Israeli company working during the FIFA tournament. Elbit systems, a security company based out of Israel, will be providing Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry out crowd surveillance for the Brazilian Air Force.

The Brazilian government is said to be spending an estimated $1 billion on security measures to stop the threat of terrorism and provide reassurance of safety for the half a million soccer fans that will attend the World Cup this year.

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