Your name, reputation, money, and liquor license are on the line, so make sure any guards or bouncers you hire properly represent you and consistently act in your best interest. Guardex Security guards ensure that they handle all situations professionally and in most cases we can identify the potential offenders and then act before the situation may blow out into a larger altercation. Below are some important facts about what you should consider when planning licensed premised and bar security in your establishment. Contact Guardex Security today to learn more about how we can help you with professional security guard services in your establishment
Bar & Club Security
You also need to hire door staff to check IDs and make sure you do not get over capacity. Unlike in clubs where door staff are often concerned with making sure a good mix of people gets in the club (enough cute girls for guys to want to come in, that sort of thing), in bars and pubs, the door staff are often mainly concerned with checking IDs, collecting door fees, and making sure that security is kept at an optimal level. It is usually a good idea to have at least one bouncer as part of your door staff.
Exterior Bar Security
Bar security, however, is not just about hiring bouncers and having good door security. Bar and pub security also involves what happens around your bar. For example, if you own a parking lot next to your establishment it is important to take some safety precautions there as well. It is not only a moral obligation for you to take this kind of bar safety measure, but a smart business practice since clients are more likely to frequent your establishment if they feel safe doing so.
In terms of parking lot security, you should take common sense precautions. Make sure you have lamps lighting the parking lot and that entire sections are not shrouded in darkness. If you are in a particularly questionable neighbourhood or if you clientele drive luxury cars, having a security camera (or maybe even a valet) may help insure your customer safety.
If you operate a strip bar, make sure that you always have an escort for your performers back to the cars to avoid problems with unhinged customers who may linger outside.
Interior Bar Safety
Bar and pub security does not only apply to the outside or even just to your clientele. You want to make sure to have well lit hallways and clearly indicate where exits are. In case there is a fire or some other disturbance, you want to make sure that clients can easily find the exits.
You also want to observe bar safety precautions when closing up at night. Bars and other night time establishments are prime targets for armed robbers not only because they are open late but because thieves know that you are likely to have large amounts of cash on hand. Make sure to lock up right at the end of the night and to have alarms properly installed so you do not become an easy target.
In addition, make sure that you install locks on liquor cabinets and maybe even consider having lockers where your employees can lock up their personal things while on shift. These precautions help reduce the chances for theft.
When you do make trips to the bank with your earnings, try not to do so at the exact same time or taking the exact same route every day, and avoid announcing these trips to too many people since you never know who might be in on a possible theft.
All of these concerns should help you maintain a relatively safe establishment and reduce the opportunities for violence and other sorts of thievery.
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