I am neither saying it is right, nor that I agree with it, just giving an opinion of the possible motives.In which case why isn't the grandstand side of the stadium subject to the same security checks for the fans?
It's apparently a new security company so surely there would have been a meeting between the club and the security company where the security checks would have been agreed on.
Have the club been warned by the police or the EFL about previous security breaches where flares have been taken into Home Park, hence the new airport style checks, again why no checks on the grandstand side?
If this continues the club will need to warn fans to arrive very early for league games.
Why not the mayflower, if you were asked what part of the ground would be most likely to have pyro or laser pointers, which would you say? I personally would be surprised to see flairs used in the upper grandstand (except the ones worn on the lower body ofc)