Safety First: Securing Your Home and Business

Whether you own a business or home, keeping it safe is critical. But sometimes even the most vigilant safety measures aren't enough to keep out intruders. I own a small food store in my neighborhood. I didn't use a security system or camera to monitor my store. Instead, I relied on my employees and other businesses to keep an eye out for crime. But one night after closing time, someone broke into my store and stole money and many other items. Because I didn't have a security camera or alarm in place, the police couldn't take immediate action to apprehend the thief. I learned a valuable lesson that night. I took action and had a security system installed on the premises. It was the best decision I ever made. My blog offers tips on how to keep your company or home safe. Remember, safety should always be first.

3 Things Your Event Security Should Watch Out For


These days, event security teams need to be ready for anything, since it is more important than ever before to create a safe, comfortable space where people can relax and enjoy themselves. Here are three things your event security team should watch out for during your next event, and why. 

1. Mask Compliance

With the spread of COVID-19, many businesses are committed to ensuring the safety of their patrons by enforcing masks. However, there will always be individuals who refuse to wear masks, putting other people at risk. It's important to ponder how your event security team will request mask compliance, whether that be by offering a supplemental mask or escorting the offending individuals out of the business. 

Before you hire an event security team, ask them if they are trained in COVID-19 cleaning precautions and compliance. Ask them about their plan to make your event safe, and how you can help them to accomplish their goals. 

2. Illegal Activities

Whether you are hosting a rock concert or a day at the park, there is always a risk for people doing things they shouldn't. From smoking marijuana to stealing a bag sitting at the beach, there are a lot of things event security teams have to watch out for, so you should ask what they are prepared to handle. 

Talk with them about how they manage different aspects of emergency situations, where they received their training, and how they have offered those services in the past. By making the right choices, you can keep people safe — while keeping your event lawful and your visitors comfortable. 

3. Ticket Scalpers

By the time you carefully plan an event and sell tickets, it can be disheartening to see scalpers in the parking lot selling admission to your event for inflated prices. However, it is important to realize that your security team can watch out for scalping activity, such as someone loitering, and stop the problem early. From calling the police to asking the patrons to leave, you may be able to keep your ticket sales intact and make sure nobody is hassled on their way into the venue. 

Before you hire an event security team, always read past client reviews and talk with them about their commitment to doing things the right way the first time around. Ask what their protocols are for stopping illegal activities or other guests so that you are ready for whatever happens on the day of your event. 

Reach out to a security company if you need event security services


30 July 2020