An off-site event is an opportunity for your security team to really shine – or really not. The best way to avoid pitfalls and ensure a safe, secure and successful event is to follow a proven event security formula.
1. RESEARCH THE VENUE
a) Facility Specifics
b) Area Specifics
c) Document Key Security Information
2. CONSIDER THE EVENT AGENDA
a) Confidential/Proprietary Information
b) High-Value Products
c) Potential Threats
3. DETERMINE MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS
4. CONTROL ACCESS "BY THE BOOK"
a) Follow Procedures Consistently
b) Balance Security Policy with Hospitality
Distilled to its essence, the event security formula is comprised of four simple elements: advance the venue, consider the agenda, station agents strategically, and follow policy without exception. But the nuances within these elements, and the requisite expertise, skills and training, increase in proportion to the risks associated with an event. When the stakes are high, a firm that specializes in event security may provide the best combination of deterrent value, cost containment and customer service.