Are you a security service provider? Did you get a contract for providing security services for any event? Are you worried about planning security for the event?
We can understand that planning security for a big event is a difficult task. But today, every challenging task can be transformed into an easy and simple task with the help of technology. Technological upgrades have evolved the concept of security. A security company should integrate security officer management software for increasing productivity and providing good quality services. It is but obvious that an effective security system is essential to prevent any type of incident. This software system connects alarm panels to the monitoring system that can be assessed through your smartphone, computer, etc. It is convenient, simple, and economical to use. Advanced security systems enable you to remotely observe the event from anywhere and at any time through your phone, or any other device.
Following are some points you should consider while planning security for any event, either big or small.
- Type of Venue
The type of venue is an important element while planning for the event security. Is the venue outdoor or indoor? The security needs of an outdoor venue are different from that of an indoor venue. The venue should be checked properly and all the entries and exits of the venue scanned. You must send your security officers or guards to examine the venue 2 or 3 days prior to the event. Most of the events are held at night so there are more chances of mishappening at night. With a security guard monitoring system, it becomes easier to prevent any kind of mishappening.
- Indoor Venue
They should know about all the entry and exit, accessible windows, back doors, service doors, etc. of the venue. A diagram of the venue should be made, and plans should be made according to it. Everyone who is part of a team who is responsible for the security of the event should have all the information regarding the venue. Put signs at the places that are closed to the public and assign security guards there. You must put surveillance equipment at the blind spots.
- Outdoor Venue
As compared to an indoor venue, it is difficult to manage the security at an outdoor venue. Outdoor venues are the major challenge for security officers as they are open. It is difficult to control the crowd here because it is easy for the public to get access to restricted areas. Therefore, employing security guards at restricted places is essential. Using barricades and fencing will also help regulate the crowd towards the area they are supposed to go. It is important to set a boundary for the event. The use of cones and tapes would also help.
2. Proper communication facility for guards and officers
There should be a proper communication facility so that alerts or any other information can be easily conveyed to the team. Walkie-talkies, radios, etc. are the best types of equipment for it.
3. Training guards
Security personnel should be given the required training to manage the massive crowd and tackling emergencies. They should know about the protocol to be followed in emergencies.