The security of your professional event is no small matter, be it a holiday party, retail event, trade show, conference, product launch, or something else. And, as any good event planner knows, planning a seamless work event is no small feat. To assist you in this process, here are the key things you need to consider when evaluating the security needs of your event.
Event Security Provides a First Line of Defence
When you hire event security guards, they become the first line of defence against potential concerns. They are trained to keep your event safe and secure by deterring crime, preventing losses, and protecting attendees.
Additionally, they will help manage crowds and traffic flow at your event so that everyone gets where they need to go safely, and things continue without disruption.
They are also trained to deal with emergency situations such as fires or medical emergencies if they occur during your event.
Consider Everything that Might Impact the Security Budget
You need to consider all of the costs that will impact the security budget. Factors like the timing of your event, the venue layout, and the location all determine the type of security staff and the type of equipment required to safely secure your event.
Ensure There Are Enough Security Staff to Support Attendees
You need to ensure that there are enough security staff on hand to support your event. You’ll want enough people to provide adequate coverage for the number of attendees expected. But it’s also important to consider how many people will be working behind the scenes, taking breaks, etc. Additionally, VIP guests, venue capacity, and alcohol service will also impact how many event staff are required.
Evaluate the Type of Security that Would Suit Your Event
Different types of events required different levels of security. A high-end luxury or formal event may require the presence of suit and tie elite security services.
Whereas, an outdoor festival may require tactical security services. Consider the unique needs of your event, and how your security team will need to be outfitted to adequately support the staff, attendees and their belongings.
Security Plans Should Be Customised For the Unique Needs of Each Event
Security plans should be customised for the unique needs of each event, and reviewed and updated frequently, including before the event.
A checklist (or list) of tasks to complete is a good way to document your plan so that everyone knows what they need to do at each stage of an event.
Providing You and Your Guests Peace of Mind
In the end, all you need to remember is that security is an important part of any event. Whether your event is large or small, it needs to be protected from potential threats like theft, vandalism and crowd control.
With a professional security team in place, like Blackbird Security, you can feel confident knowing that your guests are safe and sound—and so are their belongings!