If you are having a large event and you are worried about people getting out of control, or have security concerns, a security guard for the event is best. This way you have at least one professional, maybe more, to navigate any emergency situation that takes place.

Security is a great way to set the tone for the event, and to let people know they will be dealt with if things get out of hand. Here are some benefits of having event staff on the property.

Emergency Management

Live security guards are trained to handle and manage many types of emergency situations, including:

  • Natural disasters
  • Fires
  • Medical emergencies
  • Intruders
  • Physical altercations
  • Threats
  • Dangers like weapons or threats

You will have the guards there to act if someone tries to harm others, causes damage to the property, or if there is an unpredictable emergency that needs attention fast.

Eyes on All Party Goers

The event guards are trained to recognize suspicious people in large crowds. The guard will detect if there is someone showing signs of distress, suspicious activity, or that is going to be a problem. Just the presence of the guard walking around the event will cause people to second-guess poor behavioral choices.

Weapon Protection

You can get a guard that is armed and choose what type of armed protection you have. The event location may have its own rules about what types of weapons can be on the property. Here are some of the weapons the guard may carry:

  • Firearm
  • Billy club
  • Taser gun
  • Pepper spray
  • Rubber bullet gun

The guard will be trained to use all of the weapons that they carry, for the safety of everyone. Ask the security company what type of protection they think is needed based on the type of event you are hosting.

The security company may want to come to the property to search the spaces, inside and outside. After the evaluation they can determine how many guards you should have for the space, and based on the number of people that will be in attendance.

You never want to host a large event and have safety as a concern in the back of your mind. Instead, get quotes from a couple of different live event security companies and find out what it will cost you to get the necessary protection. Ask the security companies not only about costs but also about their company insurance coverage, to ensure they can cover their own liabilities. 

For more info about event security, contact a local company.