Margolis Healy provides Event Security Planning and Management that transforms an event operations function to one of guest services. University and college athletic facilities are being re-purposed as multi-use entertainment venues with all the freedoms and responsibilities inherent in providing for such a public assembly. College event facilities are amongst the most vulnerable of soft targets according the US Department of Homeland Security. Event security brings together best and promising practices in crowd management; interface with first responders and law enforcement, and brings student life and public safety offices underneath an umbrella service and industry standard planning and implementation.
Our analysis and assessment focuses on three (3) core components of event security and crowd management: Time; Space; and Energy. We assess and evalute the amount of time necessary for the crowd to enter a venue; become energized; and vacate the event space. Our analysis of space is tied to the nature of the event(s) and the phyiscal location of the venue. Lastly, we assess the energy levels potentially generated by the various acts, bands, speakers and events that contribute to time and space challenges. Our practice in Event Security Planning and Management specializes in the seamless integration of ingress/entrancing; access control; guest services; interdiction and management of alcohol and other drugs; egress/traffic management and issues for student/residential life.