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5 Security Planning Tips For Convention Center Events

Convention shows can be great events for putting a myriad of new or improved products on display to the masses, all in one giant area.

And convention events are becoming more common.

Comic cons featuring high profile movie stars and celebrities, wedding trade shows with fashion dresses and runway models, and jewelry expos with various artistic and exquisite jewels and jewelry selections – all of these have become more popular events to visit on a weekend afternoon.

With big draws like these types of events, come large amounts of people, valuables scattered across convention room floors, and needs for high-quality security to ensure that everything goes according to plan.

That’s where planning ahead of time for proper security becomes priority number one for your convention event.

Here are 5 tips to consider when planning for your event and are in need of security:

  1. Have Room In Your Budget For Event Security – Having a team that is professional and dedicated to your event’s security detail is important. Your budget should allocate around 10% to security, and this will help to ensure that the guest’s wants and your needs are met.
  2. Research Your Guests –When working with an expert security company, it’s important to go over the type of guests you feel will show up to the event. This way if anyone outside of the event registration or possible disrupters try to enter, your security is able to corral them away immediately.
  3. Get A Detailed Layout Of The Convention Center – It’s important that you know the floor plan of the venue. This way you can keep security covering all entrances and exits, and you have an idea of what is supposed to be where.
  4. Have Customized Security – it’s important in the planning phase to designate security details to specific spots and responsibilities. Don’t let one person take on more job responsibilities than they can handle as to not be overwhelmed, which could cause an accident or disruption of the event.
  5. Keep Communication Throughout The Event & After – If there’s something valuable that needs to be looked after, ensure that is communicated to all involved. If someone important is late to the event, that should be communicated to the event security detail as well. After the event, reporting problems that arose or that could have been avoided should also be communicated, so as to learn from them and to provide better service to the guests.

These are just a few of the tips that might go into planning an event of this size, but they are still very important to its success when it comes to the protection and the execution of professional security at your event.

The experts at Pro-Secur offer complete event security management for an event such as these, big or small. We work with our clients in South Florida, to organize a customized security plan that prepares staff for all scenarios, especially in the event of a safety concern.

For more information on how Pro-Secur can help make your event a success, please feel free to contact us at 305-418-9214 today!

  • Bobby Saint

    You made a good point to have room in your budget for event security. You certainly would like everything to go as planned and not experience any untoward incidents before, during, and after the event. Hiring security would give you some peace of mind that all your guests will be in good hand. If I were to organize my own event, I would make sure to hire security as a safety precaution. Thanks.

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