Our Story

The foam hand is  synonymous with major global events. A simple yet highly effective tool that gets spectators, in unfamiliar environments, to their seats to witness the biggest shows in the world. We are proud of the role we played taking the ‘FOAMHAND’ from its humble beginnings to the modern day event essential. A true illustration of the way our company works – reduce complexity, improve the quality of the experience and make a difference.

The FOAMHAND team was formed in 2014 by combining consulting & advisory services, event delivery experience, and crowd & security management for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We successfully delivered hundreds of safe and secure events with a unique visitor experience. Our offices in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are home to the world’s most trusted big event organizers.

In 2018, FOAMHAND was acquired by OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS: NASDAQ) as part of the security division which includes Rapiscan® Systems, Rapiscan | AS&E, S2 Global, S2 University and S2 Event Security.

Together, S2 Event Security and Foamhand under 'S2|FOAMHAND' delivers the next generation of interactive fan experience for our clients.  Our ‘intelligence led events’ save time, money, and reduce waste in the planning and delivery of mega events. Our knowledge, capabilities and resources bring together Transport, Security, Guest Services and Venue operations to deliver a unique and previously unattainable integrated solution.

Adam Down

Adam Down
Executive Director

Adam is a C3 and operational planning specialist with a strong background in stakeholder engagement, he has developed operations centres and communication architecture for the most complex projects on the global stage.


Eoghan Gill
Director of Strategy

Eoghan is a qualified solicitor with a wealth of commercial and operational experience having worked at a senior level at over 10 major global events.


Calum Nicholson
Technical Director

Calum is a global expert in the planning, monitoring and real-time management of crowd flows and transport infrastructure, with international experience from the largest major events.

Sister Companies

S2ES logo

S2 Event Security holds deep experience in all aspects of developing and executing data-driven security screening solutions, including training, crowd safety and logistics. We specialize in optimized entry screening for athletes, performers, staff and fans.

S2 Foamhand

S2 | FOAMHAND provides data driven event preparedness including operational design, crowd management planning, operational readiness, integrated event management and operational event delivery.

S2 University logo

S2 University delivers training programs to ensure security personnel have the knowledge they need for a safe operation. Our tailored training solutions can include screening procedures, image analysis and security communications for staff and volunteers.

S2 Global logo

S2 Global is the leading provider of turnkey, state-of-the-art screening solutions for inspection and security. S2 Global delivers  data-centric solutions that result in dramatic insights to improve operational efficiency at every checkpoint.