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The Biggest Security Concerns at Conventions and Conferences

A lot of planning goes into hosting a conference. You are responsible for hundreds of people, and in addition to creating a conducive environment for them to learn and network, you also have to ensure their security.

If you are hosting a conference sometime soon, here are some security concerns you need to keep in mind:

Harmful and contraband items

Some bad eggs will come to your conference with items that may be harmful to other visitors. Knives, collapsible blades, blowtorches and anything that can be converted into a weapon must never be allowed on the premises. However, you can’t make guests stand outside while you search their bags, you need a professional security service that will do it quickly and discreetly.

Crowd management during emergencies

The more the number of attendees, the higher the risk of something going wrong. You need to deploy security guards that have experience managing large crowds to all entry and exit points. Also, ensure that all exits remain unblocked. To prevent a stampede, use cones and yellow tape to lead guests to the exits during emergencies.

Intruders and petty thieves

Unlike sports events and concerts that charge an entry fee, conferences are usually open access. This means that petty thieves can easily gain access to the venue under the guise of being interested in the conference. To keep things secure, have only 1 or 2 entry/exit points at all times. That way, you can monitor everyone that enters and leaves. Additionally, have a security guard in all conference rooms and corridors.

Thousands of conferences are held all across the United States every month with most of them successful. To ensure that yours is too, keep security tight. Once that is done, the rest is easy.

If your conference is scheduled to be held in Texas, then you’ll need a professional security service that is familiar with the terrain. Contact Western Eagle Security, we have been securing conferences and conventions in Texas for over 15 years. Call 281-496-6800 for any inquiries.

3 Tips to Improve Security at Supermarkets

Over the past few weeks, videos of supermarket pranks have been cropping up on social media. People go to stores, open up a containers of ice-cream, run their tongues across the top, close it back, and return it to its place.

In addition to being a health risk, this also spells bad business for the supermarkets. If customers see these videos, how safe would they feel buying ice-cream or any other edible products from the store? Furthermore, if people can lick ice-cream without being caught, how lax is the security in those stores? And what stops mischief-makers from doing more dangerous things?

To help safeguard the people that frequent grocery stores, here are some tips to improve supermarket security:

  • Train members of staff to be security conscious

  • A 1-hour training session will go a long way in preparing your staff for certain security situations. At any given time, you will have more attendants on the sales floor than you will have security guards. Your best bet is to turn your staff into makeshift security officers and have them report suspicious activities to the professional guards.

  • Install security cameras at strategic positions

  • After entrances, exits, and the cash register, it is also important to install security cameras in all store sections. Remember, however, that without a guard monitoring surveillance feeds in real-time, the cameras cannot help you stop a crime; all you have is evidence after the fact.

  • Deploy security guards

Have some guards patrolling the sales floor. This serves several purposes: it keeps vandals away, store attendants have someone to report suspicious activities to, and customers are assured of their security.

If you go the extra length to ensure the security of lives and property in your supermarket, it won’t be long before word spreads and it becomes the go-to store in your community.

For all your private security guard needs in and around Texas, contact Western Eagle Security. Call 281-496-6800 now for all inquiries.