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When you're hosting a special event, you want everything to go smoothly. Whether it's a small event or a large one, it's still important that everything should take place in a tasteful and organized manner. In fact, special events security can help you to do this.
Running the Event in an Organized Manner
Special events security can make sure that people know where they are going and that there's no rushing around which can lead into accidents. If necessary, they can make sure everyone forms a line and that they are let in one by one. They can also handle it if there seems to be any aggressive behavior at the event or outside it.
Protecting Celebrities from Eager Fans
If you are hosting any high-level celebrities at your event, that makes it even more necessary to have special events security. Sometimes, it is possible for people to get out of hand when they see their favorite celebrities in person. It's possible for them to try to push through the lines and get a better view or even touch their favorite celebrity. And although it would not be a problem if only one person were trying to do this, it can get really out of hand when there are a number of fans trying to get closer to a celebrity.
Preventing Herd Mentality From Taking Hold
Even if you're not expecting any high-level celebrities, it is possible for people to behave differently when they are in a group. There's something known as herd mentality in which people start doing what other people are doing.
Sometimes, this can be beneficial. For example, if one person gives a standing ovation, other people also start giving standing ovations. But sometimes, it can get out of hand when the audience at your event starts behaving in a negative way and others also follow suit. Fortunately, having special events security can help you to avoid situations of this sort.
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One of the main characteristics of a well-run event is good planning and the ability to be ready. Factors ranging from the number of attendees to the size of the event space determine what safety plans should be implemented. Indeed, no one likes to hope to use these types of emergency plans, but it is better to make sure nothing has been left to chance. You need to take smart steps to protect yourself, your staff, and any attendees at the event.
When some people hear any alarms or realize they are in the midst of an emergency, fear takes over, and they may react without thinking. Thus, it is important to have a plan in place, and people who are primed and ready to react calmly to protect those who need help and guidance at that moment.
Event organizers have the responsibility of carrying out risk assessments to identify any hazards and think up plans to solve them or minimize their impact. One of the most important ways of ensuring safety at an event, big or small, is to have a good evacuation plan. Below are 5 things your emergency evacuation plans should do in a special event.
Identify Evacuation Routes
The best evacuation routes and most effective means of escape must be identified, and must not be obstructed during any events for ease of access. Also, these thoroughfares and exits must be visible, with clear signs explaining their purpose.
All staff members must be prepared for emergencies and aware of the evacuation routes and plans. They should also be familiar with the details of whom to contact, the chain of command, and how best to manage attendees. Key personnel should be appointed to different duties and responsibilities, such as:
- Managing attendees
- Early recognition of emergency situations
- Application of CPR and first aid
To prevent chaos, there must be an effective plan for crowd direction, control and communication, and documentation. Staff must be posted along the evacuation route, communicate calmly and loudly, and lead people to a safe assembly area.
Alerting External Agencies
Plans must be in place to communicate with and bring in outside emergency medical services (e.g. ambulances, fire and rescue services, police) if necessary, and effect a smooth handover of responsibility to them.
A good evacuation plan must be dynamic and up-to-date at all times. It should take changes in things like personnel, event space, storage plans, and emergency phone numbers into account. Also, plans must be revised to account for any observed weak points.
During many events, meetings or conferences, the prospect of emergencies are often ignored. There must be reasonable steps taken to prevent harm or injury, and planning to calmly and effectively handle any unexpected situations that may arise. A well-planned emergency plan which includes a rock-solid evacuation process will manage risks, minimize danger and keep many people under your care safe.
GSS Security Services, Inc. has 25 years of experience providing all kinds of security protection services both domestically and internationally. Want to find out more? Please contact us and we will be able to guide you through your special event.
Celebrities spend millions of dollars per year to keep themselves and their properties safe. For instance, early this year, Business Insider reported that rapper 50 Cent spends $70,000 a month to secure his 52-room Connecticut mansion. The total amount he spends annually to secure his properties and for personal security is cross to $1.6 million.
As you can see, protecting celebrities today is much more than physically shielding them from harm by rogue fans or enemies. It encompasses a broad range of services such as close protection, preventing unwanted intrusions and property protection.
If your mandate as a security leader is to protect celebrities, here are key fundamentals you need to keep in mind.
Conducting Risk Analysis
The first step you need to take is to conduct a comprehensive risk analysis. There are several questions you will need to ask as part of the risk analysis. Does the client regularly travel to dangerous places? Has there been a history of security threats against the celebrity? What kind of security threat is your client most venerable? This step requires full cooperation from the celebrity to make a strong case for protection.
Protection of Property
According to the recent news published on news.co.au, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $14 million in jewels and phones. You should, therefore, ensure the celebrity's personal and work devices are secure. All sensitive data on those devices should also be encrypted using powerful data encryption software. For home protection, you can hire highly-trained security detail and install high-tech systems such as digital fingerprint identification and motion-triggered cameras.
Educate Celebrities About Possible Threats
Many fans do not have bad intentions, but your mandate as a security leader is to educate your client about potential security threats they may face. You can start with security awareness training to help them determine a real risk from just a typical fan.
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If you have planned special occasions in the past, you already know that something unexpected always occurs. From a party crasher to a family argument that gets out of hand, these things can turn a night of dreams into a nightmare. One thing you should consider is hiring special event security to help everything run smoothly and keep the drama to a minimum. Here are some special occasions where you should consider hiring a security specialist.
Special Birthday Parties
From a sweet 16 birthday to a lordy, lordy, look who is forty birthday party, you want to make a memory they will remember for the rest of their lives. For this reason, you have hired caterers and rented a special location for the party. You want to make sure things do not get out of hand and no one unexpected is allowed entry. Private security is the answer.
You put a lot of time and money into planning the perfect wedding. The bride will only get this special day once in her life, and nothing should go wrong. With so many people and expensive gifts and decorations, there are many ways that problems can arise. The problem might concern a dishonest member of the wait staff or your Uncle Bob who has too much to drink. A security team will keep an eye on things and ensure a day of magic.
When you choose to splash out for a momentous anniversary, you will hire an event location and invite everyone you know. You believe your relatives will set aside their differences for the evening, but with the wine flowing freely, things might get out of hand. Your hired security will nip any problems in the bud before something happens to ruin your evening.
At GSS Security Services, Inc, our team members are dedicated to ensuring you have an occasion to remember without any problems. Please contact us to learn more about how we can be of service to you.
Security has been a presence in human culture since at least Ancient Rome, making it no surprise that the industry has changed considerably over the years. While at one time it was the belief that only burly, uniformed officers make a difference, the culture has shifted into highly capable, but approachable, professional officers.
Protecting the Fun Doesn't Mean Huge Sentries Posted
In today's world, event security isn't there to enforce a bunch of rules, or run around kicking people out. It's there to ensure that the 90% of those in attendance that are doing absolutely nothing wrong are given the opportunity to have the fun they came to the event for.
Our special event security officers are trained in being unobtrusive, but vigilant, to ensure that those that require attention to help preserve the event are handled effectively, with those that are simply there to have fun barely even notice them.
As part of that mission to protect your fun, we offer pre-event checks that include everything from perimeter checks to sniffing for explosive devices, all done before guests even arrive. This ensures that your event is as secure as possible for both you, as well as those who come to attend.
Not every event needs a huge team of special event officers, and having too few of them can cause guests to feel unsafe or become the victim of crime. Our approach to event security revolves around a scale-able approach, ensuring that the right number of our officers are at your event, in the right locations, to ensure the highest level of effectiveness possible.
To find out how our special event officers can help your attendees have a fun time at your event, contact us today.
One of the main concerns when holding any type of special event is providing security. In many cases event organizers know that trying to hire and train their own security is simply too expensive. It also would add to their administrative burden for organizing the event. Hiring a firm with trained and experienced security personnel can provide many benefits.
According to an article in Security Magazine, “The benefits of outsourcing security officers or operating a proprietary force are variable...Increase flexibility to meet changing business and security conditions...Leverage contractors project management experience, security expertise and investment in people, equipment and technology.”
The costs associated with providing special event security can be reduced by outsourcing security personnel. The fees charged are based on the most recent market price ranges. It reduces administrative requirements for a special event. Since there is competition for providing security companies who use them know they're getting the best price.
A company that provides security must be competitive. They know that their reputation is on the line every special event they work. Having experience when it come to providing event security is essential. Only employees who have maintained high standards are provided. These are properly trained individuals who have proven themselves during past events. Successfully providing special event security is as important to the security company as it is to the event organizers.
An event organizer has many things that compete for their attention. A security company is focused on providing the best event security possible. They know how to properly monitor, correct and improve the behavior of their employees. If there is a problem with performance, it is addressed immediately.
When organizing a special event many things can change. Security needs may also change. Many security companies will be able to meet any changing needs that may occur. At times it can be difficult to anticipate the response to an event. Additional security needs can be addressed as needed.
* We have extensive experience in providing security services for special events of all sizes. With that experience comes resources. Involving us in your event planning early allows us to leverage our experience and resources in order to help you with details that include acquiring permits, equipment rental, transportation, and coordination of parking.
* Knowing your plans helps us to formulate and execute our own. No two events are alike. Anticipating your security needs relies far more on knowing how many people you're planning to have at the event. Knowing early the type of event, the location of it, potential security issues that you're aware of, and a myriad of other possibilities related to your unique event means we have the opportunity to be completely prepared to provide the best security available.
* Consider us an additional team of eyes and ears. You know your event and you know the people who are planning to attend. But is there anything you've missed in the preparation? If there is, it is far better to realize that early rather than find out just before the event is set to begin that a crucial piece of the plan has been overlooked. We take our jobs very seriously. We are skilled and we are thorough. That will always work to your benefit.
A professional and highly competent security team is an important part of a successful special event, regardless of how big the guest list is. Special events security is one of our strongest assets. Let us help. Contact us today for more information.
What else could you possibly need to make your event successful? Considering the expense and detail that goes into hosting events in New York City, special event security services should also be on your checklist of party must-haves. A well-trained security team can provide the additional support needed to make sure your event is successful.
Special event security services provides a wide range of support options. Many people do not realize the full scope of support that a security team can provide. Services include:
Securing event permits
And, for events that are higher profile, special event security services even have options that include sweeping for explosives. In a city like New York that is rife with high-profile people, buildings and events, this can be a standard requirement at events like awards galas, press conferences and business openings.
When you have put so much effort into planning the perfect event, do you really want to worry about things like crowd control, event crashers and safety hazards? Give these concerns to security specialists with deep expertise identifying, planning for and mitigating security issues so that you and your guests can focus on what is important - enjoying your event. GSS Security Services has the experience, training and expertise to help you host the perfect event.
Fortunately for you, we have the answers to all of these questions. We at GSS security services offer you the best, quality, professional service. We are an insured, licensed company with over twenty years of experience. Requirements for staff members are to follow a “philosophy of dedication and excellence”, as well as participate in regulatory training and testing. We achieve our goal of security by utilizing our training and knowledge. Therefore, giving you the safety and protection needed during any formal or informal event.
The last thing you want during an important event or even in everyday life is to worry about the safety of yourself and others surrounding you. GSS Security Services will take your concerns, make them our own and come up with solutions to all possible endeavors that may happen. Preparation and planning is the key to success in proper security. We also understand that even with all the planning, it is necessary to react quickly. Fret not; we are all trained to act quickly however intelligently when we do. Your safety is number one always with GSS. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for any Executive Protection needs, we will be more than happy to assist you.
Type of Event
When considering protection, the type of event is critical. While private conferences and gatherings typically require some protection, public events are much harder to gauge and generally require a lot more. Due to the variability in everyone's daily lives, all locations require protection when entering the public sphere. Make sure to scope out the type of event and provide enough protection so that your executive is feeling the level of comfort they need.
Much like the type of event, where you travel is another major component. With most CEO's and head figures traveling frequently, they need to ensure their safety is the number one priority. Here, considering high-risk countries, territories, and locations becomes very important. Make sure to scope out each location and provide the protection and service you need to handle any situation.
Movement and Engagement
Most times overlooked, make sure to carefully consider the amount of mobility and engagement you foresee your executive having. Individuals dealing with a lot of public interactions (i.e. a mayor or CEO at a charity event) or those having to move around quite a bit (i.e. a company owner at a new facility or building) will require a very high detail of protection.
For all of these scenarios, the number one takeaway is that you simply cannot be too safe. Our GSS Security Services team of over 250 employees is here to ensure you feel the sense of comfort your deserve. Please be sure to contact us for any information or to set up a protection plan for your executives.