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The Nokia Arena, a multipurpose venue in Tampere, Finland

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Industry News: Finland’s Nokia Arena Leverages New Access Control Solutions to Safeguard Guests

Arena Access

The Nokia Arena, a multipurpose venue in Tampere, Finland, adopted advanced access management and security systems that integrate with arena staff shifts and logistics. The 15,000-seat arena regularly hosts large events, including the 2022 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship, and it was built above the city’s main line railway. The venue’s central location and its breadth of operating hours highlight the importance of managing access to the facility. The center recently deployed Abloy Oy security solutions throughout the arena, including mobile devices and wristbands that can be used as keys. The locks on the arena doors were also integrated with the arena’s fire safety system. All doors and exit routes in guest areas are equipped with push bars for quick egress.

Mergers & Moves

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