If you own a concert venue, you know how exciting and profitable it is to host performances. Security should be your top priority. Things can get out of hand when you gather a lot of excited and probably intoxicated people in one venue.
You need to take security measures during concerts to protect your guests, staff, and yourself and maintain a clean, organized, and safe concert venue. Follow these methods to maintain order and ensure safety at even the largest events.
Rules should be clearly stated and properly enforced.
Address concert safety hazards immediately. If you firmly and actively enforce rules, many people won’t break them because they don’t want to be asked to leave the concert. The “bad guy” character may be necessary at times, but it will be worth it in the long run because you will have a safer venue, which will help you attract more concertgoers.
Employ your own in-house security guards and train them.
Putting a few big men in uniforms and calling them security guards won’t keep your event venue safe. If people know that these guards aren’t well-trained, they will want to test them. Send your security guards to a training session on how to keep concerts safe. This is yet another reason to hire a security guard company that specializes in events like IPS Protection.
Watch the parking lot.
It is not a secret that all troubles start and end in the parking lot. People fight and cause other problems, and some may be drinking or taking drugs. You don’t want this kind of thing to happen in the parking lot of your venue, so put up video cameras and hire security guards to walk around the lot.
Make sure you have enough security staff handling the events.
No matter how well-trained guards are, they are ineffective if they are outnumbered. Estimating the number of attendees and the size of the venue might help you calculate how many guards you need. If the concert is indoors in a tiny building, you won’t need as many security officers as if it’s outdoors at a large venue. If you go to a security guard agency and give them estimates of your venue’s size, kind, and number of attendees, they can usually tell you how many guards to employ.
IPS is a very established company when it comes to event security. For your future events needs, call us at (877) 203-4619.