Event security entails far more than just dotting the venue with security personnel. The process is quite complex and requires extensive coordination and communication.Events Security Cape Town
With the right security practices, you’ll ensure the safety of your guests and staff — plus you’ll prevent damage to the venue and related property.
1. Know the venue inside and out
You should also know how porous the venue is. “Porous” refers to any way someone could get inside without using actual entry points. This could be a back door for staff, or a window that can be opened from the outside.
Identify all venue entry points and make sure all personnel is aware of them. Creating a diagram you can share is an easy and effective way to give the team a visual understanding. If the venue is outdoors, establish boundaries where the event perimeter begins and ends. Temporary fencing and barricades can help.
2. Control the crowd
The larger the crowd, the more likely it is that something can go wrong. Staff needs to be comfortable with managing large groups and exerting authority when needed. The security team may need to perform the following with respects to crowd management:
- Ask guests to move away if they’re blocking the exit.
- Monitor the registration line to keep it organized and prevent people from cutting. (Using cones, yellow tape, or stanchions is a great help here.)
- Ensure guests don’t stray into staff-only areas or areas reserved for VIP.
It’s also important that you ensure that the crowd in the venue never grows beyond the capacity limit. Remember to count all staff and security personnel when keeping track of total numbers. Going overcapacity can result in fines from the venue administrator.
3. Keep communication tight
Your staff needs to stay in constant communication. Be sure each staff member has a walkie-talkie.
If you hire a professional security detail, be sure they communicate back and forth with your own staff. Company staff and third-party security details tend to not communicate. The former should report all suspicious activity to the security team and refrain from direct confrontations.
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