Organizing a successful event takes a lot of planning and hard work. You have to choose a perfect venue, provide amenities for the attendees, ensure proper management, and make it engaging. It is easy to overlook the security factor amid the endless task lists and planning. The last thing you want to encounter is an unpleasant incident only because you took safety for granted. Remember that dotting the area with guards is seldom enough to safeguard your program from incidents. You must go the extra mile with security, specifically in some situations. Here are the signs that your event needs more than just a few guards around.
You expect huge crowds
Music concerts, political rallies, and public events often pull huge crowds. The bigger the crowd, the higher the risk of a safety incident. Moreover, crowd control can get challenging when you have more than you can handle. You cannot afford to go slack in such a situation as an incident can have dire consequences. Ensure having a robust security plan to manage and protect people, no matter how big the crowd gets.
You have valuable assets at the venue
Security should be a priority if you have valuable assets at the venue. For example, jewelry shows and antique exhibitions are at high of robberies and loot attacks due to the sheer value of exhibits on display. The last thing you want as an event manager is to skimp on security because it can affect the reputation of your event. Business owners may never return to participate eventually, so it makes sense to double up on the safety.
You plan to have high-risk guests
Besides valuable assets, high-risk guests also make a risk factor for an event. A celebrity, political figure, or famous person are examples of high-risk guests. Having them around requires you to go the extra mile with event security because there is always a possibility of attacks. Even if there are no dangers from an assassin, the crowds may mob your celebrity guest. Having proper security arrangements can prevent these risks.
Your event venue is porous
A porous event venue is another reason to worry because it indicates the risk of unauthorized people entering without using the legit entry points. There is a possibility of armed people making their way into the venue. The best way to address the risk is to identify the vulnerable points and fencing and barricading them. Positioning armed guards at these points is also a reliable way to secure the entry points.
Your venue is in a high-crime area
The location of the event venue is another factor in deciding its security requirements. Ensure you have proper arrangements if the venue is in a high-crime area. You also need to do more if the program runs until late hours, serves alcohol, and has rowdy attendees. Good security ensures the safety of the venue and attendees regardless of the risk of the location and timelines.
Security should be on top of your mind when organizing an event. Follow these signs and go the extra mile if you need to do it.