CES 2018 Security Update

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--The safety and security of our CES® participants is important to us. For CES 2018, we continue to implement enhanced security measures. Here is what you can expect and should prepare for as you plan your CES 2018 experience. Please visit CES.tech/security for the latest security information and tips to speed up your entrance into official CES venues.

Registration and Badge Pickup

CES badges will now include a photo ID for all attendees and media.

  • You will be required to provide your date of birth when you register
  • You also will be required to provide a unique, verifiable email address
  • You must present a government-issued photo ID to pick up your badge on-site

To speed up your entrance to CES, we encourage everyone to register online in advance of the show and pick up your badge at the airport or select hotels before the show. Visit CES.tech/regschedule for a list of locations and hours.

On-Site Security

All attendees must have an official CES badge and government-issued photo ID to enter CES.

Bag Search & Restrictions

We will have bag search at the entrance to all show venues. All bags are subject to search and metal wand screening. In addition:

  • Attendees may carry two small bags, each smaller than 12”x17”x6” into show venues
  • Attendees are encouraged to consider their bag type and use clear bags (mesh, plastic, vinyl, etc.) to expedite entry
  • Rolling bags of any size are prohibited including luggage, carry-ons, laptop and computer bags and rolling luggage carts\

For Media

  • Media with an official media badge are permitted to hand carry equipment onto show premises in excess of our two bag restriction. This equipment is subject to search and tagged as approved for entry

Bag Check Facilities

We encourage you to leave your bags at your hotel. However we do offer bag check facilities which are located at the LVCC Central Plaza next to the main Registration tent, Sands Level 1 Lobby and the Venetian Ballroom Foyer.

Highly-Visible Law Enforcement Presence

At CES 2018, you will notice a more highly-visible law enforcement presence throughout the show and at all venues. Law enforcement officers and K9 (dog) units will be at both the entrance to the venues and on the exhibit floor. We will be performing random security checks on show premises.

Vehicle Deterrence Measures

As an enhanced security measure, we are implementing a vehicle deterrence plan in and around key venues. Please use the areas allocated as pedestrian walkways as you enter show venues.

Safety App

New for CES 2018, we encourage attendees to download the LiveSafe app. LiveSafe is a mobile app which CES attendees can use to get safety information, report tips and contact security. You can download the LiveSafe app from Google Play or the App Store and join CES 2018. Be sure to turn on your locations services for full functionality.

Finally – If you see something suspicious, please report it to CES either via the LiveSafe app or via the security phone numbers printed on the back of your CES badge.

Also, please make sure that your family and friends know how to reach you in the case of emergency.

Take a look at three new areas at CES 2018. High-definition video b-roll from CES is available for easy download on CESbroll.com. See exclusive photos from the CES show floor, keynotes, conference sessions, events and award ceremonies in the CES photo gallery.

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About CES:

CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.


  • CES Media Days
    January 7-8, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 7, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2018 - Register
    January 9-12, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2018
    June 13-15, Shanghai, China


Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
Justin Siraj, 703-907-7415


Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
Justin Siraj, 703-907-7415