Federated, Integrated Security Reaps Rewards for McCormick Place

With 2.6-million square feet of exhibit space, McCormick Place in Chicago is the largest convention center in the U.S. Located in the bustling South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, McCormick Place is an essential factor to the economic health of the city, attracting close to three million visitors every year.

“Given today’s climate regarding security, we have to be able to optimize our security presence on campus as much as possible,” says Frank Solano, Security Systems Manager for McCormick Place. “That means using technology and other tools to keep our visitors safe. We have instituted K9 Details, along with a dedicated Chicago Police Detail to support the 100+ security force. We are constantly increasing camera coverage on campus. In fact, we are currently undergoing a new camera install project on the south building which will add 60 new HD IP cameras outside meeting room locations that were lacking coverage. We are constantly looking towards new tech that will keep up ahead of the curve in the industry and make our security staff more efficient.”

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