Key Event Security Trends for 2018

Events present a number of unique challenges for security. Unpredictable circumstances occur at an alarming rate and adequate event security is more important than ever before. It’s crucial that security professionals adhere to security protocols. It’s also important that security teams keep up with the latest security trends. This keeps them well prepared for unexpected events.

Remote Security

As technology evolves, remote security has become more popular. Depending on the security team you work with, remote security solutions can provide a 360-degree view of events of all sizes, as well as real-time alerts of potential problems. This provides the highest level of security when combined with live security guards.

Remote Security Guards can be used to monitor all areas of your event.  This allows you to take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to potential problems.

On-Site Medical Support

When a life-threatening situation occurs, it’s crucial that your attendees are able to get the care they need, when they need it. Having on-site medical support could mean the difference between life and death.

It’s important to consider where medical support will be given. An on-site medical facility is ideal. This could be as simple as a waterproof tent with good lighting or as complex as a fixed structure able to accommodate a large number of patients. The type of support you provide will depend on the size of your event, your needs, and your budget.

Minimize Risk Whenever Possible

Minimizing risk is less of a trend and more of a necessity. All potential risk should be evaluated and minimized well before a planned event takes place. Event staff should be fully trained on handling fire-related safety hazards and basic safety issues.

Safe exit of a venue is also extremely important. It should take your attendees no more than three and a half minutes to exit your venue in the event of a security issue.

SMART Security Pros provides security for events in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. We offer remote security solutions, corporate security training as well as armed and unarmed security guards. Please contact us for more information about event security.

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