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Event security london is one of ‘crowd control’ combined with basic security duties like patrolling, pass/I.D checks and access control. But the main difference is one of venue control, to secure the venue internally and externally by placement of multiple officers at key points.
Venue officers can be known as Event Stewards, Security Officers, or just plain Guards – but the role is the same which is to protect the delegates, the public, premises and suppliers from threats or just to see the event runs without incident.
The Security Guard
These are either from a military background or tend to be civillians from other industries. Requirements tend to be for people with extensive customer/people facing backgrounds as events require dealing with the public directly. The most preferred personnel are likely from Retail, Hospitality, Customer Services or those who hold qualifications/training in those areas.
There’s no such thing as ‘the best’ operative or guard – ALL security staff are qualified and now legally have to be so whether its Static Guarding, Close Protection trained or Mobile Officers who previously sat at least the Security Industry Training Organisation (SITO) 4 day course and qualification to operate in the UK. Now the standards are higher and require potential officers to be licensed by at least passing either the Level 2 Award in Security Guarding or Level 2 Award in Door Supervision, both offered by National Open College Network and City & Guilds.
The Security Agency
You have 2 types – the general (with event security segment) and event security specialist agencies. General agencies can easily supply guards to cover events, but sometimes large events/venues demand a higher calibre or status of guard – or one that specialises in event security. Such guards – can provide a more efficient service as their well-drilled and experienced with venue operations, but usually smaller events request merely a ‘presense’ to keep crowd conflict to a minimum. So contracts will depend on a client’s needs and thus the type of guards deployed to sites.
Securing the Venue
Venue Security London is one of Access Control and Patrolling. Now, usually venues have 2 access points (front and rear), with one to two guards at each point, perhaps a metal detector and detection wands for premises with large footfall and depending on the event type. Depth of security will depend on size of event, for instance a concert requires larger security than a nightclub venue would, that relies on minimal door staff.
Searching is done in a set way eg: male on male and female on female, this is to prevent any females visitors from accusing male officers of rape, touching etc - although its rare and with current laws, it’s a very risky undertaking. Most guards are ‘contract’ which means their hired in via a security guard company such as Chubb or 1st Security Guards etc, duties are often patrolling, issuing tickets, directing traffic, searching the public, checking passes or ejecting trouble-makers from the venue, ensuring the event remains enjoyable. Guards/Officers will switch roles from static to patrols around the venue, to protect the public, control numbers, and perform general safety checks.
Eventdomain is the Uk’s No1 Contacts book for Event Suppliers
The highly popular website, Eventdomain is now a top destination in London. It has recieved top ranking of #6,782, for London-based websites, which are calculated by Amazon’s search service Alexa.com.
“Eventdomain.co.uk has been online for at least eight years. It has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of London (#6,782).”
Thus, further stamping our authority as one of the top UK websites around. In addition, ED has risen to # 16,507 in the UK rankings, where 62% of its visitors come from the UK.
Venuedomain.com has been featured on news service I-Newswire.
Its not just Laterooms.com that gets the big hits on Eventdomain – No, we deliver to many hundreds of smaller suppliers too. Infact, Polestars.co.uk got 4′438 page hits within the last 12 months – so it works for everybody. What, you want proof….. ok, here it is:
So why not advertise with us today! We can also send actual enquiries too you know…. direct to your email address – when you register ofcourse.
The Uk’s most popular event supplies directory, Eventdomain, reports an increase in advertisers on the site.
A total of 147 sign-ups were made to the site, some of these names were:
and many more. This shows the want for highly-targeted linkspace that delivers, and stats are made available in full view on the ED site. Don’t forget that when you register and purchase a listing, you get a free company logo, keyword tags, links, images and free video – ALL for just £50 for an entire year!
Eventdomain gets huge influx of account members now using the website. They signed up over a 3 year period – so about 500 per year which is great news, and further proves the popularity of niche websites.
ED now looks forward to a very successful future, but realises it cannot remain relaxed as more work is needed. A positive is that ED now gets an extra 20′000 visitors per year, and feel we can reach 200k by 2015.
Eventdomain does it again delivering to its top advertiser – Laterooms, with visitors checking out their pages via the Eventdomain website. Laterooms account pages now read at a massive 6′660 requests for the 2011/2012 period.
Eventdomain reports increased traffic for the 2011/2012 period. Our traffic went from 110′298 to 132′317 in that year.
Like we keep saying, our sites just keep getting stronger all the time. January 2013 figures show 6000 + visitors for that month and we’ll easily break the 7′500 mark for Jan….. On a side note, we are considering a 3rd huge portal – and we WILL deliver on the fantastic services we are known for.
Keep checking back for more on our plans.
The highly popular website Eventdomain is pleased that on average 26.7% of visitors spend at least 1 full hour plus
every month searching its database – without fail.
In many cases they spend upto 5 hours at a time requesting its pages of event suppliers and party planners.
The biggest niche search engine in the world – Venuedomain, has 162′716 venues to search for! Why not spread the word about venuedomain and never struggle to find venues again.
Our aim is to make venue finding easier, so it saves you time.