"Ut Secure in Virtute"
(The Power to Secure)
Event security entails far more than just dotting the venue with security personnel. The process is quite complex and requires extensive coordination and communication.
“With the right private security services, we will ensure the safety of your guests and staff — plus you’ll prevent damage to the venue and related property.”
Entitled duties include, but are not limited to:
That is why, as part of the planning phase, you must consider your security approach. The sorts of protection you’ll require are determined by the size, scope, location, and type of event you’re hosting.
You should also be aware of the venue’s porousness. Any way someone may get inside without utilizing physical access points is referred to be “porous.” This might be a staff-only rear entrance or a window that can be opened from the outside.
Determine all entrance points to the venue and ensure that all staff is aware of them. Making a diagram that you can share is a simple and efficient method to offer your colleagues a visual grasp of what you’re talking about.
Establish limits where the event perimeter begins and ends if the venue is outside. Barricades and temporary fences can be useful.
Are there any participants or visitors who may be dangerous? Of course, you can’t conduct a background check on every ticket purchaser. However, you should be aware of any potential dangers.
If a guest speaker represents a firm with a tumultuous past, for example, there’s a higher chance of protesters or attendance looking to make a scene.
Guests who purchase event tickets in bulk should be avoided. This may be protestor purchasing tickets for other protestors.
The more people there are, the more probable something will go wrong. Staff must be able to manage big groups and exercise authority as necessary.
In terms of crowd management, the security personnel may need to do the following: If visitors are blocking the exit, ask them to leave.
To keep the registration queue organized and discourage anyone from cutting, keep an eye on it. (Cones, yellow tape, or stanchions come in handy here.)
Ensure that people do not wander into areas intended for employees or VIPs. It’s also critical to make sure that the audience at the venue never exceeds the capacity limit. When keeping track of overall numbers, remember to include all employees and security workers.
The venue administrator may impose fines if the capacity is exceeded.
It’s sad that we have to bring this up at all, but it’s the truth. Because big crowds are an easy and soft target, larger gatherings should include armed security officers.
All visitors should have their luggage inspected as well. A skilled security crew has been trained to search for firearms or objects that may be used as weapons.
To guarantee visitor safety, make it clear ahead of time that all personal baggage will be examined. You should also give a list of goods that are prohibited from being brought into the venue. This covers all weaponry as well as certain chemical substances.
Personnel should be on the alert for suspicious conduct in addition to bag inspections and body scanners. Examples of unusual conduct that should raise red flags