Party security is vital. The safety and well being of your guests, your employees on the job and the general protection of all those attending the party are of the utmost importance. Private party security should be well experienced and knowledgeable, being able to maintain orderly mass control whilst not dampening or spoiling the festivities. The party and event security contract should cover all aspects of the party and event management to ensure a well laid out and comprehensive security plan.
In the modern-day, there are many complex issues surrounding our ‘domestic’ crowd and the many issues surrounding the many different types and sub-cultures that make up our modern communities. It is important for security to be able to deal with these issues. There are some inherent problems within any party atmosphere that can create tension, anxiety and safety concerns. By ensuring that your own personal private party security team has the knowledge and experience required to manage and control these issues; you can put your mind at ease and help ensure that your next party is a successful and enjoyable time for all concerned.
Unwanted guests can also pose problems for your party security. If an unwanted guest decides to disrupt the party in some way then this may cause a problem for the security team. Unwanted guests can cause damage to property or engage in criminal activity. Many unwanted guests are either drunk or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is important for party security to be able to effectively tackle the issue of disruptive and unruly parties.
Private event security guards can also deal with any issues that arise due to a guest’s intoxication or drug use. Some guests who have been high at one party may decide to take drugs or consume alcohol on the way home. The home of a person who is high will be very much noticed and can cause problems for the venue in terms of damage to property or injury to any of the party guests.
Anytime there is a large crowd at a residential party then this can also lead to issues. The crowd creates a very difficult situation for police and security staff. The crowd can often feel quite uncontrollable and is hard to contain. It is essential that party planners consider crowd size when planning events. If too many people are being invited to a party then there is a greater risk of damage or injury to property or even a breach of public order.
Another issue that can occur when a large crowd is present is overcrowding. This can create problems for police and security staff as well as creating a potentially dangerous environment for everyone. It is sometimes necessary for police and security guards to request additional personnel to deal with the crowd. The added personnel may only be sufficient to manage the crowd during the specified hours but it is often better to have additional personnel to provide round the clock protection.
Many people make the mistake of only providing security and police officers when they know that there will be a large number of unwanted guests. In reality, security staff should always accompany police officers. They can then identify and separate any dangerous threats from the party attendees. They should also inform any guests that they may be at a party and require identification. Security staff must remain alert at all times and should carry out spot checks to ensure that there are no dangerous weapons in the vicinity of the party.
The last thing that a party planner needs to consider is the identity of the guests. Many guests choose to go to a party because it is an event that their friends are involved in. It is imperative that the identity of the guests is protected and not the subject of discussion between security personnel and the guests. The best way to do this is to limit the number of personnel who know the exact identity of each guest. This will reduce the likelihood of the party causing embarrassment or discomfort for the guest and lessen the risk of any security or police problems.