- December 10, 2017
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Security is a must today for events big or small. There are events where crowd sizes number hundreds to thousands such as trade shows, concerts, and sporting events or small-scale gatherings such as shareholder meetings, weddings, exhibitions, local fairs, plays, and conferences.
Security services need to have a full proof plan to protect the venue, people, and the property. They need to focus on crowd management to ensure the event is safe and free of any untoward incident. From preparing the initial security details to pack up, security guards have to be there from beginning to end ensuring the event stays secure.
An event security planning and implementation involve:
The type of event: If it’s a small event, held in a hotel, club or a banquet hall where attendance is only by invitation, the number of security guards can be less. But, if it’s a high-profile event, that includes VIPs or politicians, who are targets for terrorists, criminals, and protestors, the security requirement in such events will have to be more stringent. Security also differs, depending on where you are holding the event? How many people would be attending and the kind of people who would be attending?
Security Operations plan: The security company needs to collaborate with other partners like organizers, caterers, event managers etc., to identify potential threats and develop a detailed security and contingency plan to ensure safety and security of the event. Although one cannot plan for every contingency, a careful planning and analysis can go a long way to identify the security needs.
The security guards need to have the complete program schedule, develop an effective communication capability, and have the necessary training. This will help them to execute the plan right from when the guests enter till they leave.
Security Management during the Event: This begins just before guests, media, and others begin to arrive at the event location. Everything needs to work like clockwork – communications, monitoring, and reporting. The security guards have to be ready to deal with crowd control, intelligence support, medical support, and more.
Safeguard on Demand for Event Security
Each event has its special unique requirement. The security guards company has to identify the requirement and work around them. Moreover, the security guard company should have the expertise to handle both low and high profile events. Safeguard on Demand, a security guard company in Orange County, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Garden Grove, covering all neighborhoods from South County, to North Orange County and surrounding areas from San Diego County, to Inland Empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino, Ventura County, all across Southern California and more . Our security guards are experts who can identify and effectively mitigate or manage, an early stage, any developments that may threaten an event. We work closely with you to oversee and manage the event ensuring security, continuity, and safety.