When you are hosting a large scale event, looking at event security as an afterthought is a big mistake. Event security ought to be one of your top priorities, if not your primary focus. Potential threats come in all shapes and sizes, and these threats can impact all types of large scale events from concerts to conventions to seminars. The largest recorded concert attendance was 3.5 million people, and events of that size are at risk of break-ins, vandalism, theft, and more.
To help you keep your event security strategies on the ball, here are some of the most common event security mistakes managers make and how you can avoid them.
Failing to communicate
Communication is key not only for running a successful event, but also for ensuring the event runs smoothly and without any security hiccups. You can maximize efficiency by ensuring you have enough security team members in each area of the event. You may need more security staff at the front entrance of the event during the beginning of the event than you will need during the middle. Make sure everyone knows where they are to be stationed and that everyone has working communication devices including radios and phones.
Not having eyes everywhere
When it comes to event security, many event managers plan to have security personnel at the entrances and exits of the venue. However, it is important to make sure that your event has eyes everywhere. That means having eyes both at venue level and above. Reconview’s security camera towers give you the ability to secure a wider area from a higher vantage point. This can be especially beneficial when you are hosting a large outdoor event such as a festival where 360 degree views are crucial to the safety and security of event goers.
Not monitoring the parking lots
Parking lots may not be inside the event venue, but they can be just as big a security risk to your event. Not only can criminal activity such as vandalism and theft occur in event parking lots but parking lot security can also help to catch suspicious activity before the event can be affected. Consider investing in SecureLot security trailers, which can be powered by solar energy for optimal efficiency and savings, to help to keep your event parking on lockdown.
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