Event Security Services
Event Security Services is essential for all events large or small. From red carpet affairs and events, to concerts, to celebrities, to county fairs, trade shows to fashion shows, having the proper security measures in place can ease the
minds of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and celebrity guests, and even reduce insurance costs. Overall it is yor obligation and your duty to ensure that you guests are protected and protected by and with a team that is well-trained, experienced, and knows what they are doing. New England Event Security and Staffing Team has been ranked the number one team in the Greater Boston Region and beyond.
“Having event security staffing and service sends the message to attendees that not only do you have their safety in mind, it tells them that the event is important enough to have security on hand with event security agents, bodyguards and personal protection specialists. “This can be a great way to boost the prestige level of your event and to show others that you take event planning seriously enough to cover all contingencies.”
Event security is the one thing that planners and production companies tend to spend the least on, however. “But it is one of the most important things about your event,” You have to have security, you have to pay for security and you have to pay the right price to get the right team. If you are receiving quotes in the teens or event the twenties then you bet you are getting what you are paying for… We can guarantee problems from the start. It starts with poor communication, non responsiveness, these are signs right there. Stop and think for a moment… Do they have a license? Are they bonded? Do they have insurance? Workmans Comp? Do they have an umbrella policy? How long have they been in business? What experience do they have? Did you ask for references? Did you look at their Google and online Reviews? Do they answer their phones at 8:00pm and 8:00am? Are they available to speak with you at 12am? Do they have a 24 hour dispatch center with a manager on-duty at all times? Do your homework. Ask yourself do you want to be responsible for everyone’s safety and well-being? Do you want to hire the wrong company to save a few dollars? You need to minimize and mitigate the risk, thos loss, and the liability. Hire a professional, dedicated, committed security team that will get the job done right.
Here are some tips to help you make the right decisions:
1. Enlist Expert Advice
Hire experts who know how to cope with large numbers of people and handle any situation or threat with a professional response that does not cause a scene. Ask for references and make sure they are properly insured. Many individuals state they have an event security company but don’t have insurance or experience. Let us show you what we have and what we are made of. We stand by our service, our name, our brand, and our team.
2. Assess Your Event
Before requesting the number of event security guards you think you need, let the security expert assess your event based on capacity, attendees, venue and nature of your event to determine whether it is “high” or “low” profile experience. Don’t think you know how many officers are required or needed. Let your security partner provide that solution.
“The organizer may describe the event as a product launch, but it could be for a sensitive product that may not be liked by certain people or groups. The same for charity events and fundraisers with corporate ceos and wealthy people in attendance,“Someone with a grudge against the company or the executive could try to come in and protest, disrupt or do harm. Play it smart.
3. Prepare for Protest
Always be clear with the event security expert if the client sponsoring the event may draw hatred or negative feedback toward their mission. People may launch an attack against a company they feel discriminates against its workers, doesn’t pay them enough, mismanaged their retirement portfolios or any other reason they feel is justified.
Have the event security experts liaise with the local police department and let them know who and what is happening.
4. Screen Guests and Staff
Make sure all guests are properly screened and checked in with proper credentials. “Are you trying to prevent party crashers from sneaking in and having a few shrimp or bashing for a free beer, or are you trying to prevent a more serious disruption?” . The event security staff will familiarize themselves with the guest list and turn away those who have not been formally invited.
Additionally, have your event security partner screen all vendors and their employees supplying services, to see if they are biased towards the event.
5. Skip the Surprise Searches
Invitations should disclose that “all persons and property are subject to search” and proper ID is required. That way there will be no surprises at the door. Some events are no-cell phone zones. “We take their cell phones away so they can’t photograph what is going on, or post it to a social media site,” “We check them with a coat-check ticket and they get it back on their way out.”
6. Budget for Safety
In today’s world climate of terrorism, for high-profile events save your money on the shrimp and lobster and direct it towards event security, walk-through metal detectors, K-9 sweeps and more. “If you shop by price, you will get your unwanted guests and sleeping guards “Budget is very important. People need to know what they are getting themselves into and what the scope of their event is.”
A red-carpet affair with top-level security normally requires “platinum” level event security from a top-level provider with mostly off-duty police officers on hand. A middle-level package involves licensed security guards, perhaps someone who works as a janitor during the day and moonlights as a security guard by night. The lowest level provides fire guards, which are required by law and varies from state-to-state.
7. Have Medical Support
For large capacity events always have an emergency medical crew onsite for first response and to handle the unexpected food allergy, medical condition, heart attack or slip and fall head injury. We cna arrange to have EMT’s and EMS on site and coordinate this all for you.
8. Create Clear Credentials
Always make sure that staff is clearly identified as staff, and not guests, with clear description of credentials. Our company issues Official ID Badges to all staff.