• 23/04/2019

How to get a secure venue for your event

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When choosing a venue planners are ever more likely to opt for a destination and facility which do not pose any threats to delegates.

This is even more common in the international arena and for particularly sensitive events which call for a location and venue geared up for any kind of danger. The Valencia Conference Centre has all the features required to minimise the risk of intrusion and sabotage, as acknowledged by its customers in an International Association of Congress Centres satisfaction survey which led to the building winning the World's Best Convention Centre price in 2018

When you’re running an activity it’s crucial you work closely with law enforcement agencies and have a professional team of security guards,” says Francisco Reig, the Building Management and Security Department Director at the Valencia Conference Centre. “That ensures any requirements for special devices won’t hamper holding your event and everything takes place seamlessly in a coordinated way.” However, there are other points which add to the work done by security guards.

Below are the key factors you need to take into account when choosing a secure venue and which have turned the Valencia Conference Centre into a pacesetter:

1. Have an appropriate burglary and intrusion system in place

It’s crucial to have detectors centralised at a control point which show if there have been any alarms. Infrared barriers and door opening detectors on the perimeter of the premises help control access.

2. The building’s security is rounded off with closed circuit television (CCTV)

There are two types of cameras, fixed and mobile or ‘domes’, which both have to be wired to the control centre. And what do these cameras do? They continuously record while also covering vehicle and staff entrances.

3. As for the fire detection and extinction system,

Smoke and flame detectors need to be installed throughout the building and centralised in a control room staffed twenty-four hours a day. It’s also essential to have multi-purpose powder and CO2 extinguishers as well as FHCs (Fire Hose Cabinets) carefully spread throughout the building.