How Many Security Guards Do I Need for an Event? - IPS Security and Training

How Many Security Guards Do I Need for an Event?

When planning an event, you should always ask yourself the following question: “How many security guards do I need?” Most of the time, people underestimate the number of guards to avoid spending “too much” money on them.

In today’s increasingly dangerous (and even weird ) world, safety must be the number one priority. As a result, event planners should always err on the side of caution and not be hesitant to spend the required money in order to adequately secure their visitors and venue or property.

What is your event type?

The number of security officers required for crowd control is determined by the size of the venue and the number of people expected to attend. In order to meet your needs, a basic rule of thumb is to have one guard for every 25-50 attendees at your party or event. This rule can assist you in planning and budgeting for your security in the appropriate manner.

Smaller events do not always imply a reduction in the number of security personnel. Small to medium-sized events hosted outside over a large area may necessitate the use of multiple security officers. This is done in order to control entry and exit in a variety of locations. It is possible that such an event in a larger venue with multiple points of access will necessitate the same.

For crowd management at major events or celebrations, you will almost certainly require a considerable number of event security personnel. No matter how huge the arena, there is always the possibility that a large crowd will spiral out of control. From a security aspect, you don’t want an event with too few security personnel. If you do not provide adequate security, you may find yourself in legal trouble, especially if someone is injured.

Keep in mind that the size should always be prioritized. Safety and crowd-control is a necessary expense and it should not be a budget that you’d be cutting off.