From national to international scale events, an event security service is needed to manage the risk and minimize any kind of security incidents while maintaining the reputation of the event organizer that organizes safe and secure events based on the security risk assessments.
The main goal of event security is to ensure the safety of the event attendees in addition to protecting the venue & properties from being damaged and securing the event from possible security incidents such as thievery, commotions, and even acts of terrorism. Such potential security incidents should be anticipated utilizing existing resources to enable effective and efficient security activities while reducing unnecessary security expanses.
Hence, security planning for event must be done first; where IPRA expertise on Event Security & Close Protection.
Event Security Planning:
Several things that must be considered in event security planning are, to name a few:
- Scale of the event
In this context, understanding the scale of the event is done to determine the number of people that will be involved in the event. This includes the number of staff and third-party merchants that will be in the event location, in addition to the attendees.
In doing so, the number of security personnel to be placed in the event location should be adjusted.
A comprehensive understanding of an area to be secured is crucial in doing security activities, and securing an event is not an exception. Implementing one of the elements of security concept i.e. crime prevention through environmental design.
An event venue obviously must be chosen based on the kind of event to be held. In relation to security activities, several things to be considered are the size of the venue, access points, evacuation routes in case incidents happen, the use of fences if the event is held outdoors, etc.
Choosing the wrong venue could lead to many kinds of security incidents, especially overcrowding where the number of people in the venue exceeds its capacity.
A good security service company will give extra attention regarding the venue so that the security system and measures used will be implemented as efficiently & effectively as possible.
There are still a lot of things to be considered in planning event security. That will be used to determine the different kinds of role of security guard personnel in the event.
Overall, the main goal of having security personnel at an event is to protect and maintain order in the event. But to achieve that, there are several roles with different duties to be fulfilled.
- Guarding Access Point
Guarding the access point is the most common duty of security personnel in an event. Being the first layer of event security, this role is obviously crucial.
Even if security activities such as bag check or ticket check are done by electronic devices at the access point, the placement of security personnel in the access point is done to maintain order and to ease response if any incidents are to occur. Hence, ensuring that entry to the event venue is given only to authorized attendees and preventing any disturbance that could affect the smooth running of the event.
An event held in a large venue will also need security personnel to conduct patrol, observing every kind of activity that happens in the event.
Having security personnel to patrol at an event will heavily quicken the response time if any security incidents happen anywhere in the venue and assist attendees to the emergency exit if an emergency happens.
Close Protection Security Service:
An event is usually attended by influential person that come either as attendees or performers. Because of their social status, it is very likely that these people will become the centre of attention.
Their presence in an event might add the event value, but at the same time increases security risks or threats. Whether they are celebrities, high designated officials; incidents such as disturbance caused by their fans to a more extreme act could be life threatening. So, additional security measures are needed to protect VIPs.
This is where close protection security services come in. If event security’s main objective is to protect the event, then close protection security’s main objective is to protect VIPs, Celebrities, etc. in the event.
The security officers or PSOs tasked to do close protection need specialized trainings. Not only that they need to have the ability to protect the individual wherever they go, but also the ability to communicate well. Security officers or PSOs need to be always alert with the situation around the person they are protecting, communicating with them well if any kind of security accidents happens, act efficiently and effectively as possible. These personnel will also require maintaining the privacy of the individual they are protecting giving them peace of mind and sense of security without hindering their activities.
So, what can you expect from our Event Security & Close Protection Service?
IPRA provides a complete range of security services and solutions to meet client’s specific needs during Corporate Events, Entertainments, Product Launches, Fashion Shows, Concerts, Sports Events, Trade Shows & Exhibitions.
As a reputed security company, IPRA is expertise on Event Security & Close Protection to help run safe and secure events with the security of your event tailored needs & requirements.
For further information on our Event Security & Close Protection Service, feel free to contact us.
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