The difference between an amazing event and one that’s a disaster is in its planning. And when planning an event, you should be extremely prepared to face all the challenges that will inevitably come up during the planning process – especially security.
It’s very easy to jump to the obvious objectives of event planning and forget that without proper security provisions, things will inevitably go wrong.
The following 10 items are by no means comprehensive but they can give you a clear understanding of the fundamental reasons why you need security in your event.
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1. Prevent uninvited guests and troublemakers from crashing your event
The atmosphere of your event can change dramatically from jolly good to spitefully worse with the appearance of unwanted guests, particularly those with ill intentions to disrupt your event or harm your guests. Avoid such troubles by hiring private security to validate and screen your guests as they arrive.
2. Keeping your guests safe within the premises of the event (Constant protection and surveillance)
Whether you’re planning a ceremonial or business event, among your top priorities should be the health and safety of all attendees of your event including staff, contractors and your guests. There’s no better way to ensure the safety of your guests than hiring experienced security professionals constantly monitoring the activities in every nook and cranny of your venue. They are also highly alert with special training to perceive and intercept potential security threats – preventing a bad situation from ever happening.
3. Navigate and handle difficult situations (such as crimes or accidents)
It is wise to plan for and manage for worst-case scenarios in case a crime or an accident happens during your event, security will be on top of it. Security uses professional judgment to quickly assess the situation for the best course of action – whether that means apprehending the culprit or protecting the guests. They are your first line of defense before the arrival of the authorities.
4. Prevent unwanted media and press entry
It’s no news that press and media altogether have little to no respect for people’s privacy, especially during large events with a lot of high profilers. Provided you don’t want to distract your guests with the unsolicited attention of the media and press, security can help you achieve the goal of keeping them at bay during your event.
5. Crowd management and control.
When organizing a large event, security guards play a vital role in maintaining order and managing crowds to prevent chaos from disrupting your event. You won’t even have to worry about the incivility of drunk people, fighting, crowd surges and dangerous behaviors such as the destruction of infrastructure. The presence of security professionals will ensure everything runs smoothly and safely.
6. Meet Venue Requirements
Some venues make it their policy for organizers to provide security for their events. It is more of a precautionary measure taken to ensure your event is compliant and safe and significantly reduces the health and safety risks of all attendees while also protecting the infrastructure in the venue from vandals.
7. Deter Criminal Activity
As a matter of fact, the presence of uniformed security guards alone often deters crime and theft – mundane or not, from pickpockets to thefts from autos. They secure all perimeters (Inner, middle and outer) with special training to proactively anticipate crime before they happen.
8. Rapid Response Time
In the case of an emergency situation where time is a critical factor, your security personnel responding in minutes can spell the difference between life and death. Containing the situation quickly and efficiently is critical to avoid panic and escalation of the threat while awaiting the arrival of the police or emergency medical services.
9. Comprehensive Risk and Threat Assessment
Experienced security professionals will conduct a threat and risk assessment of your special event ahead of schedule to identify potential threats such as common crimes (robbery, assault, etc); crowd riot; fires; vandalism; gangs; etc. They take impact analysis and use their findings to prevent such threats by employing effective security plans.
10. Reduce your stress levels
The presence of professional security guards at your event gives you one less thing to worry about. You wouldn’t have to engage and handle unpleasant situations that you are not comfortable in dealing with. Also, experienced guards are also communication experts that can help relieve the tension and provide a safe atmosphere for your guests to relax and enjoy the occasion.
How Can American Alliance Security Agency Help?
If you consider these 10 essential reasons, you’re well on your way to having an awesome and unassailable event.
Although, it’s one thing to know why you need security at your event and it’s another thing to find a reliable security company that can deliver meticulous and highly-organized security solutions for your event.
Talk to our security consultants at American Alliance Security Agency for tailored and high-quality security services for your event in New Hampshire. Don’t hesitate to schedule a free security consultation.