If you're hosting a party or a wedding with many guests, there's an implied responsibility for managing each space to provide a safe environment. Doing so requires certain security measures to be taken.
These measures help ensure the safety of everyone using the space, whether it's through privacy or protection against crime or malicious behavior.
Install Proper Lighting
First and foremost is the installation of high-quality lighting. If you don't have enough lighting during the night event, it will inevitably make the area feel darker at night. Also, high-quality lighting will help people see around corners or into dark alleys, enhancing their ability to orientate themselves.
Have the Security Staff Check Everyone's ID
Make sure whoever is conducting the security check at your venue does a thorough job and makes sure everyone who enters has identification handy. You'll want to make sure they don't look the other way during the event — even if someone doesn't have a problem with you, it's not a good idea to leave your guests in a state of uncertainty regarding who they are and what they're doing.
It's natural for some people to be paranoid, but you can't do anything about this. All you can do is make sure everyone has information on hand in case security personnel need to verify who they are.
Hire Security Guards or Bouncers
Have all entrances always guarded by two bouncers or security guards unless they have been explicitly told that an individual has permission to come in. If someone doesn't have permission to enter, instruct the bouncers or security guards to escort them out without violence if necessary. If the person still refuses to leave, call the police, and insist that they handle it.
Make sure there are enough security guards or bouncers to ensure that no one can slip past them and invade your wedding uninvited and that there's always someone at each entrance.
Install Metal Detectors
A metal detector is one of the most important and well-known security measures used in a wedding or any other event where people will be attending.
This helps ensure no weapons are on site for any reason (which could potentially pose a threat). Along with this come all sorts of pat-downs to make sure that no knives or firearms were tucked away under someone's clothing.
If you want to rent or buy metal detectors, Security Detection can help you. We deal in a wide range of metal detectors, including walkthrough metal detectors, handheld metal detectors, Explosive and Narcotics detectors, and contactless security screening.
Contact us to learn more.