Comprehensive security for the IOC's new headquarters

The International Olympic Committee’s new headquarters are currently under construction in . Protectas is providing security on this huge building site and ensuring that everything runs as it should.

In 2015 it was exactly one hundred years since Pierre de Coubertin – founder of the modern Olympic Games – relocated the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters from Paris to . To mark this anniversary, and to comply with recommendations from the Olympic Agenda 2020 (strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic movement), the IOC is building its new headquarters on the shore of Lake Geneva. Olympic House, as the building will be known, is to replace the IOC's existing administrative buildings in the park of Château de VidyChâteau de Vidy. This 18th century chateau, listed as a historic monument, will thus acquire a modern architectural counterpart – and the IOC will have contemporary headquarters that, in future, will provide the global Olympic movement with a meeting place.

 

Digital access control to the major construction site

Work has been under way on the construction site at Lausanne-Vidy since the start of 2016. Once the old buildings had been demolished, it was the archaeologists' turn. Their excavations will yield new knowledge about settlement of this location in the Middle Ages and the Roman era, with fresh discoveries about the harbour at Lousonna. Work on the new building finally started in summer 2016, since when this impressive structure has risen from the ground, storey by storey.

A 600-metre wooden fence painted by children and young people protects the enormous site, which is guarded round the clock by Protectas security staff. Construction workers, suppliers and visitors can only enter the site via three access points, one of which is reserved for cars and trucks. Nicolas Rogemond, who heads the IOC's Olympic House programme, explains that he has to keep a variety of risks in mind: "As on every building site, they include theft and damage to property. But we also want to prevent illegal working under any circumstances. That would damage the IOC's reputation." This is why each individual's identity is checked. Once identity has been established beyond doubt, and provided that the name of the person who has been checked is also on the list of individuals with access authorisation, the automatic revolving door will open. Thanks to digital access control by Protectas, this procedure is carried out quickly, discreetly and reliably. After the end of the working day, Protectas patrols ensure that nobody enters the site without authorisation.

 

Proven track record of cooperation over many years

Nicolas Rogemond explains that several different reasons lie behind Protectas' success in securing the tender for security services on the site: "As well as value for money, we've been satisfied with the work that Protectas has already undertaken for us over a long period, and that was also a key factor." For the last 25 years, in fact, Protectas has ensured security at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne-Ouchy, about six kilometres from the IOC's headquarters. Cutting-edge monitoring and security solutions are implemented on those premises too, International Olympic Committee.

Comprehensive security for the IOC's new headquarters The International Olympic Committee's new headquarters are currently under construction in. Protectas is providing security on this huge building site and ensuring that everything runs as it should. In 2015 it was exactly one hundred years since Pierre de Coubertin – founder of the modern Olympic Games – relocated the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters from Paris to.

To mark this anniversary, and to comply with recommendations from the Olympic Agenda 2020 (strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic movement), the IOC is building its new headquarters on the shore of Lake Geneva.

 

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