July 19, 2019
Both the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4), the Security Industry Association (SIA) have honored the dedication and hard work of security professionals committed to improving spectator sports safety.
At the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, SIA honored Scott Dunn, senior director of business development, solutions and services for Axis Communications, Inc. with the 2019 Sports Security Innovator Award.
A member of the National Advisory Board for NCS4, Dunn aided the NCS4’s development of the Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance, according to a SIA press release. Dunn has also been instrumental in the 2025 Smart Stadiums project.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with the 2019 Sports Security Innovator Award from two renowned security organizations who play such a key role in our industry,” said Dunn in the press release. “I’m excited to continue collaborating on new concepts and innovative solutions to deliver on the promise of smarter, safer stadiums and venues of the future. Thank you, SIA and NCS4, for this meaningful recognition.”
In addition, at the NCS4 awards, Guy Grace, chairman of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), was honored as the 2019 Professional of the Year.
“This award recognizes a member of management in the field that has, over the past year, demonstrated outstanding leadership in addressing safety/security issues. In addition to the enhanced safety and security of their venue, the recipient’s contributions have set an example for others to follow. The award is selected by each professional league, NCAA and NFHS presented annually by a league official at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition,” according to NCS4.