Event planning is considered a multi-faceted career. Not only does it involve aesthetics, crowd management and entertainment, it also involves logistics and event security. Not all events require event security but when it does, event planners must really take extra time and effort to prepare for it and prevent any problems that may arise.
Event security requires strategic planning and the process is quite complex and entails intensive communication and coordination among the team. Proper and efficient planning of event security will ensure the safety of the guests and staff. It will also prevent any event-related crisis and damage to the venue.
Know The Requirements
In the process of planning and implementation of event security and logistics, it is important to know the requirements beforehand. This way, event planners can comply and work their way around what is allowed and what is not.
The venue plays a very big role in event security. An outdoor event will require a different security strategy than an indoor event. Clients also play a big role in the implementation of event security and logistics.
Choose The Right Resources and Third-Party Suppliers
Event security also includes the equipment needed such as sound system, lighting, LED screens, etc. These equipment may either be provided by the event planner or sourced out from a third-party supplier.
It is common for event planners to start setting-up a day before the event. This is to ensure that there is an ample amount of time to prepare and repair some glitches along the way. However, there are also instances when the venue is still unavailable for set-up a day before so event planners must find a way to work around a limited amount of time to set-up and manage logistics hours before an event.