Following the recent Orlando nightclub tragedy, CNBC spoke with industry security consultants, Bob Smith and Cynthia Harris, to address common nightclub security vulnerabilities and what bar and nightclub owners can do to deter crime and protect patrons.
Vulnerabilities & Preventative Techniques
- “Whether it’s a bar, nightclub, church or school, business owners need to assess inherent threats to their location based on local crime rates and previous incidents.”
- “[B]usinesses can strengthen security protocols by instituting pat-downs or metal detection devices at entrances; stipulating that music in the location is turned off during an altercation; and training staff regularly to deal with threats.”
- “[A] major vulnerability for bars and nightclubs, specifically, is the time at which these locations close….not only have the patrons at the business likely been drinking, but the staff is nearing the end of their shifts and could be tired and less vigilant.”
Patron Rights and Nightclub Responsibility
Nightclub patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. By law, nightclub owners and managers have a duty to protect patrons from any foreseeable harm.
Bar and nightclub owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures, such as those outlined above, to protect patrons and reduce property violence, injuries and deaths.
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