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Many concert promoters hire security companies to administer their events. If you’re a manager at a security firm, you’ll have to come up with a plan to keep such events safe.

To keep an eye on the entry and exit of people, uniformed security personnel must be at the gates. They will prevent people from entering with contraband, while officers on patrol can detect issues and deal with them on time. However, your plan must also include undercover security guards to witness acts that people may not enact in front of uniformed officers. Here are some reasons to go this route.

Success with Catching Drug Activity

Undercover security officers can easily restrict any drug activity that may go on at the concert. Not only can they catch those who are using drugs. Instead, these officers can identify those who may be delivering drugs to other concert attendees.

Patrolling Restricted Areas

At a concert, there may be fans who try to get into restricted areas. For example, fans may try to get backstage to meet an artist, which can lead to complications in different ways. In this situation, your officers will be able to quickly escort the people out of the restricted area.

Protection for the Artists

Even when you have uniformed security officers allocated to protect the artists, having additional undercover security personnel for this job can be helpful. For example, if fans see an artist walking past, they may get out of control to approach him or her, especially if it appears as though the security around the artist is lacking. However, what they don’t know is that other people in the crowd will be undercover officers, who can quickly lend a hand to control the scene. There are many additional ways that undercover security personnel can keep concert attendees and artists alike safe at your events.

Contact a company like Western Eagle Security to hire security officers for your next event. For more information and assistance, call at 281 496 6800.

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