A1GP a lesson in access control

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Though access control has become a headache worldwide and is causing organisers huge losses, it is well under control in South Africa after the success at the Durban A1Grand Prix.

"South Africa clearly has the access control technology and management skills to present any large event. And that's good news for 2010," says Marius van Niekerk, director of DexSecurity Solutions, which provided the access control systems at Durban A1.

Though tens of thousands of spectators attended the A1 Grand Prix in Durban, there wasn't a single case of anyone gaining access with an unauthorised ticket.

Whereas the A1 GP experienced considerable logistic problems last year with unauthorised access, this was entirely eliminated this year.