How to hire the right security guards for your restaurant or bar?
Whether you own a small or large venue, hiring the right security guards can destroy or make your business. There is no doubt that violence in bars and nightclubs have been on the rise for the last couple of years. Being exposed to negative press through the media can get your business shut down. While it is impossible to eliminate all violence, it is entirely possible to minimize it.
We have put together tips to help you hire the right security guards and keep your restaurant or bar safe for you, your employees and your guests:
Hiring Strong Doormen
Strong lead doormen are vital for maintaining a safe environment for guests. Strong in this context refers to more than physical strength. Doormen must be mentally strong enough to refuse entry to potential troublemakers. This sounds easier than it is in reality. There will be many occasions that individuals or groups will approach the doormen and this is when the head doormen must utilize their street smarts and quick wits to refuse entry to anyone that might jeopardize a safe and friendly environment. This includes every category of person who believes they have the right to enter, be it a celebrity, professional athlete, gang member, or a person known for causing trouble.
Get a security company with a wide range of services
When hiring security guards for your bar or restaurant you will benefit if they offer a variety of security services such as:
- The ability to monitor guest list, allowing only approved personnel entrance
- Parking lot security, keeping an eye on cars, and guests’ valuables
- Offer to call a cab for guests who are unable to drive home
- Call EMS services in the case of medical situation
- Provide a visible deterrent to any would-be intruders
Get a security company with experience
Professional and experienced security guards is one of the most important factors when hiring security guards for your bar or restaurant. You will notice that there are many venues with inexperienced security guards. Security guards have to be in control at all times and this takes skill and experience to accomplish. When hiring security services make sure they are experienced.
Whether you own a restaurant or bar, having a security team on your side is highly recommended to keep everyone safe and protected at all times. We’d love to handle the security at your upcoming event, bar, or restaurant, please contact NY Nightlife Security today for more information and to request a quote!