For many of us, it’s been a while since indoor events have been on our radar. For the most part, that’s because most events came to a screeching halt in March of 2020 — at least those held indoors. But now, two years later, with some precautions in place, event planning is on the rise again. Hosting a successful event means keeping many balls in the air, but you never want to drop the ball on event security. Here’s how you can protect your business, property, and event-goers.
How Can You Make Venues Safer For Indoor Events?
Is the event invitation-only or open to the public? That’s an important consideration in your security plan. It may change your biggest areas of security concern. If your event is a celebrity speaker that people paid to attend, one of your primary concerns will be keeping them safe. If you host an open house at your venue, you are more likely to spend time keeping people out of restricted areas, for example, and ensuring criminals aren’t taking advantage of the open access to “case” the property for future intrusion.
How Many Security Officers Do You Need For Indoor Events?
In an earlier post, we discussed outdoor events and the need to monitor and control an expansive outdoor area. Indoor events are typically more contained, but tight quarters bring their own challenges. Start with the typical one guard for every 50-100 people when calculating the number of guards you need, then assess any special circumstances. Is there an unusual number of doors? Are there any hidden nooks that are difficult to monitor? Will there be high-value items that require extra security? Are any celebrities or high-net-worth individuals expected to be in attendance? Are there any other unusually high risks at the event?
What Part Can Remote Security Play In Indoor Events?
Augmenting your on-site security team with remote monitoring can provide thorough coverage of the venue while controlling costs. Internet-enabled security cameras can be placed nearly anywhere. Those blind spots your officers can’t easily monitor can be covered with a strategically placed camera or two. Locations with multiple means of access can be monitored remotely to ensure doors aren’t being propped or people aren’t leaving with contraband. With the addition of facial recognition software, cameras placed near the entrance can keep out those you don’t want to allow into the building. Remote monitoring is a cost-effective addition to your event security plan.
Contact BOS Security About Security For Indoor Events
BOS Security and VirtuGuard™ remote video surveillance can help you to optimize your event security strategy. If you want to schedule an assessment of your current security, get in touch with us today or learn more about BOS Security’s VirtuGuard™ remote guarding service here.