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5 Ways to Improve the Security of Your Business’s Event

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No matter how well you plan ahead, there is always the potential for trouble or hazards at an event. This is why security is essential.

 

As the owner of a business, holding events or conferences can be extremely beneficial. Whether your goal is to draw in new customers, promote a new product or simply to get your company’s name out there. Planning ahead will be important to prevent anything going wrong, and one of the most crucial things you need to consider is security.

 

Here are a few ways you can improve the security of your business’s event.

Hire Professionals

 

The phrase “if you want something done properly, do it yourself” definitely doesn’t apply here. When it comes to maintaining the safety of your attendees, staff and also your reputation, you’re going to want to call in a security company.

 

Professional security staff will have the experience and knowledge to prevent and handle any situations that could cause alarm at your event, as well as being helpful and approachable for any attendee or staff member in need.

 

Planning an event will require a lot of your time and effort, so the last thing you need is to be worried that your security isn’t going to be efficient. Hiring security services will give you the peace of mind knowing that it’s in the hands of the pros.

 

All Entrances and Exits Should Be Monitored

 

If your event requires a ticket or fee to get in then, it’s essential to have security on the door to keep things in order; that’s a no-brainer. Even if you’re holding an open event it’s a good idea to have the entrances and exits manned; your security needs to start from the front door.

 

As the person holding the event you’ll know exactly who should be entering and who shouldn’t be.

 

Know the Layout

 

Whether your event is in one room, an entire building or a large outdoor site – it’s vital for you and your staff to familiarise yourself with the layout. Knowing where the fire exits are is always a top priority. Make sure staff are aware of these locations so they can escort people to safety as quick as possible.

 

Your location may have areas that are off limits to the public. Whether someone is trespassing or has just wandered off in the wrong direction – boundaries should be maintained.

 

Make Staff Easy to Identify

 

At events where there’s going to be a significant amount of attendees, it will be worthwhile to make sure your staff members are easy to identify, from a security point of view this will make it simpler to spot people who are in places they shouldn’t be. It also makes it easier for attendees to recognise members of staff if they require any assistance.

 

There are a few different ways you could make it easier to identify employees, for example, name badges and lanyards are two of the most common types of ID at events, and also are cheap to produce.

 

Communication is Key

 

Keeping in contact is a vital part of security, especially at events where there will be lots going on and plenty of people to keep an eye on. If you’re working with a large area, or multiple floors of building it will be impossible to maintain face-to-face contact.

 

In this type of situation walkie talkies will be a massive help to make sure your security can work more efficiently as a unit, if there are any security risks or other incidents, then it will be easy to get some assistance.

 

No matter how big your event is, you will want to treat security as a top priority and make sure that it’s handled properly. You want your business event to run as smoothly as possible, and the chances are that it will, but that one time you decide that security isn’t necessary is when you’re bound to have issues. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

 

If you want some information about our services and what we can do for you in regards to event security, or have any other enquiries then don’t hesitate to contact us via 0203 246 0094 or email us at office@closecircuit.co.uk.

6 Security Measures Every Business Should Have in Place

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As a business owner, security should be one of your top priorities, and to be successful you’ll need to have a few security measures in place.

 

Burglaries are still very common, and for businesses with on-site equipment or assets, a break-in could be devastating. Most businesses will have digital security in place, but it’s equally important to make sure you’re doing as much as possible to protect your business on a physical level. Here are some security measures that every business should have in place.

 

Get High-Quality Locks

 

First and foremost, if you haven’t invested in some high-quality locks then you’re doing burglars a massive favour. Any doors, windows and gates to need to be secured with locks that are strong enough to keep anyone out. It’s recommended that exterior gates should have a lock on both the top and bottom. This is in case an intruder manages to reach over and unlock the top one you still have a backup.

 

Establish a Perimeter

 

If your business is a relatively large property or site then it’s crucial to establish some sort of perimeter. You don’t need to build a fortress, or a castle wall and moat, but a strong perimeter is your first line of defence against any intruders.

 

Depending on the type of site you have there may well be expensive equipment on your property, so in this case you’d require a much higher level of security. Spiked metal fences would prevent anyone from climbing over the top, and be strong enough for them not to be able to cut through.

 

On Site Security

 

Having on site security is a massive benefit for a number of reasons. Firstly it will give you peace of mind knowing that your business is literally being kept an eye on by qualified professionals, and it also means you aren’t simply relying on other measures (fences etc.) to keep intruders out.

 

With on site security you can maintain your perimeter with patrolling guards. Larger sites may require guards for perimeter patrols, as well as interior guards to keep a close eye on any buildings or outside equipment.

 

If equipment, tools or any materials are left outside then they instantly become an easier target for thieves. Without the supervision of on-site security and the deterrent of their presence, you could easily become a victim of theft or vandalism.     

 

Anti-Vandal Measures

 

Although burglary is a primary security concern, vandalism is still a problem that plagues many business owners. When you consider the variety of different ways someone could vandalise property, and how expensive the outcome would be, it makes taking the right security measures all the more important.

 

Anti-vandal or ‘anti-climb’ paint is commonly used on exterior walls and buildings, this not only prevents intruders gaining access to the site altogether, but also it prevents them from climbing up onto high roofs and other dangerous areas.

 

Get Security Lights

 

The dark is an intruder’s best friend, so by installing some lights you put them at a disadvantage. Motion detecting lights will make it difficult for anyone to get close to your property without being lit up, and by installing them high up you will prevent them being damaged.

 

If you have on site security this will be a massive benefit to help them patrol the area more effectively, and make them aware of any potential security risks. Or if any damage has already occurred then they will be able to notice it sooner and contact the police.

 

Building and Gate Access Security

 

When you think of security risks that could harm your business, the majority will occur after hours when the property is empty. It’s important to recognise that there is plenty of potential for crime during office hours, which is why building access and gate security can be crucial.

 

By having someone on the door to monitor the comings and goings it will stop any unwanted parties gaining access, as well as act as a deterrent to potential security risks. The same can be said for gate security on larger sites, as it prevents anyone who isn’t authorised to be on the property entering, and therefore eliminates the risk of theft or damage.

 

All of the above mentioned security measures apply to a wide-range of different businesses whether it’s a large organisation or a small business, as losses caused by theft or damage have the potential to ruin a company. Putting security measures in place give you peace of mind knowing that your business is safe when you’re not around.

 

If you require any information about our services and what we can do for you, or have any other enquiries then don’t hesitate to contact us via 0203 246 0094 or email us at office@closecircuit.co.uk.