Sometimes people think security officers are just for entertainers or politicians, but the truth is they are needed and utilized for all sorts of people, including those planning and attending business events.
Businesses involve people, products/services, and money. Whenever money is involved, one must be wary of who’s coming around. It could be a disgruntled former employee or an attendee that sees an opportunity.
As such, at a business event it’s a good idea to have security officers on hand to keep the peace and deter potential criminal activity. Security officers can be armed or unarmed, depending on what’s needed.
At the entrance/exit of a business event, a security officer or two can be on hand to control who enters and who leaves. For example, a security officer can be stationed in the right spot to check what’s inside handbags, purses or coats– looking for any weapons, for example. Meanwhile, having security brings order to the event– rather than have “party crashers,” security officers can check people’s names off a guest list, and/or check IDs to make sure people are who they say they are and are truly invited to the event(s).
Security officers at business events help take care of crowd control. Their job is to keep guests safe from harm. If and when a person gets drunk and/or acts in a bizarre manner, the security officer can talk to them, escort them off-premises, or call for police assistance if needed. Security officers are often called upon to intervene should there be an accident or crime. They can also watch parking lots and such, even escorting certain people to their vehicles if needed.
Basically, security officers at business events help keep the peace and ensure an orderly, safe event. Should something go wrong, they’re the ones to care about the details (should they be needed later on in a court of law) as well as the ones to deal with security problems in a professional way. It’s better to have security on hand than to go without it, especially in these dangerous times.