Ahead of Show, CES Details Enhanced Security Measures
With all of the excitement that’s been building for CES 2018 and the new consumer tech products it will bring into the spotlight, it’s easy to forget about the tragic events that unfolded just a few months ago along the Las Vegas strip—especially as someone who lives on the opposite end of the country.
But, as we close in on early January, CES shared a note with registered attendees highlighting some of the enhanced security measures that will be in place in 2018. For all attendees, these details matter, but it also shows the attention to detail and care that CES and CTA have put towards creating an environment that is safe for attendees and for the city of Las Vegas.
Specifically, CES said that attendees will notice a more highly-visible law enforcement presence throughout the show at all venues this year. “Law enforcement officers and K9 (dog) units will be at both the entrance to the venues and on the exhibit floor,” CES said in a statement. “We will be performing random security checks on show premises.”
Here are some of the other measures that will be in place this year:
- CES badges will now include a photo ID for all attendees and media
- At registration, you will be required to provide your date of birth, a verifiable email address, and a government-issued photo ID.
- Attendees will be required to have their CES badge and a government-issued photo ID to enter CES.
- A vehicle deterrence plan will be in place around key venues.
- Attendees are encouraged to download the new LiveSafe app, which they’ll be able to use to get safety information, report tips, and contact security. Location services will need to be turned on in order to have full functionality of the app.
CES 2018 will take place January 9-12 at venues throughout Las Vegas. Media days at CES occur the two days prior to the official opening of the show, with a majority of events happening at the Mandalay Bay Hotel—the same hotel where the Las Vegas shooting occurred.
Any suspicious activity at CES 2018 should be reported to show organizers either through the LiveSafe app or the security phone numbers printed on the back of users’ CES badges. For the latest security information and updates, visit ces.tech/security.