Securing professional cycling

Written By John Fieldsend
Magicard Article

Heyden-Securit GmbH, the official Magicard Master Dealer for Germany, Austria and Switzerland was tasked with designing a comprehensive and reliable accreditation system well in advance of the event.Heyden Securit’s complete ID card solution featured the Magicard Rio Pro Xtended long format printer, Securit ID software, Xtended PVC cards and personalised lanyards.

The Heydar Aliyev Anniversary Tour is a five day stage race which takes place around Baku and the foothills of the Greater Caucasus. The 2012 event was the highest profile ever staged in the region and the first to feature professional riders.

The system worked perfectly. It was a simple case of add data, print,
fix the lanyard, ready!

Michael Gordalla, Managing Director of Heyden Securit GmbH

In total, Heyden-Securit delivered more than 2,500 personalised credentials. The Xtended cards were pre-printed, colour coded with the national colours of Azerbaijan and punched prior to the event.

On the day organisers in Baku simply had to personalise each one with the details of competitors, officials, VIP guests and press. Each card was personalised and printed instantly using the Magicard Rio Pro Xtended printer integrating seamlessly with Securit ID software.

All access areas and personnel – including the secure zone for bicycles and other team equipment, press, all organisers, police and many others were clearly defined and controlled to enable the best access and safety for everybody involved in the race.

The Magicard Rio Pro Xtended personalises extra-long plastic cards for ticketing, accreditation and product labeling. Long format cards provide more design options, superior visibility and are widely used for security badges at sports and music events.