The lat­est tech­nol­ogy is be­ing used to keep run­ners safe

Runner's World (UK) - - Marathon Safety -

Teth­ered drones beam HD footage to com­mand cen­tres Fa­cial­recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy to iden­tify run­ners Drones can bring down un­li­censed UAVS (un­manned aerial ve­hi­cles) In­creased use of tick­eted en­try to marathon fin­ish zone Emer­gency No­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem (ENS) to send blan­ket messages Smartwatches are worn by un­der­cover po­lice of­fi­cers run­ning the race Air­port-style scan­ners for spec­ta­tors, with per­sonal items in clear bags Un­manned air­ships used for sur­veil­lance co­or­di­na­tion Back­pack bans for spec­ta­tors are now in place at some events Se­cu­rity staff are equipped with hi-tech metal detectors

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