When your guests come to your nightclub, the last thing they want to deal with is a bunch of rowdy or disrespectful drunk people. At the same time, you are likely going to run into a few of those characters on any given weekend evening. That is precisely the reason that it is so important to be proactive and stay on top of your nightclub’s security; so your guests can have a good time and nothing gets too out of control.
Though it may seem pretty straight forward to keep your nightclub well secured, it can actually be a bit more challenging than you think. There are three main areas that you need to consider when putting together a security package for your club, and a single oversight in any of those areas can let a situation erupt. Here are a few guidelines and considerations for each phase of your nightclub’s security.
The entrance to your club is your best chance to spot and thwart potential problem patrons. Make sure you have a well-trained bouncer who can spot someone who is already intoxicated so they can never step foot into your club. Also, everyone needs a good pat down so weapons and outside drinks are not allowed in either. Weapons can quickly escalate a situation if your bouncers need to act, so keeping them out is your number one priority.
Once patrons are inside your club, you need to have a few bouncers roaming the floor to spot signs of trouble before things get out of hand. Also, you need to make sure your bartenders are informing the floor manager if someone has had too much to drink so they can chat with the patron to see if it’s time to cut them off. Most problems in a nightclub come from overserving guests, so avoiding this will eliminate the vast majority of security concerns.
Any great nightclub will have a luxurious VIP section for the high rollers. People love getting the special attention offered in a VIP section from personal servers to sparklers attached to bottles as they are brought to the tables. Security is also crucial because you don’t want regular customers sneaking into the VIP section to bother high end customers, so having a controlled access point with a full time bouncer is necessary.
By taking care of all three phases of your nightclub’s security, you will see a drastic decrease in incidents throughout the year. Having a safe club isn’t just better for your employees; it also makes the experience better for ordinary customers which means you can expect to see an increase in business. If you provide good security in your nightclub, your customers will be happy, safe, and will come back more often.