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The 'Ultimate Solution for Live Event Security'

June 2015


Showsec has been hailed as the ‘ultimate solution for live event security’ after helping one of the newest additions to the festival scene enhance its reputation.

The crowd management and event security specialists played a key role in the latest success for We Are FSTVL which attracted thousands of dance music fans to Upminster.

We Are FSTVL has gone from strength-to-strength since it was named Best New Festival in 2013 and organisers were determined to push the bar even higher this year.

Months of planning was focused on providing a safe and enjoyable environment for those who flocked to the two-day extravaganza featuring the best in dance music.

“Showsec provided our show with high level security throughout the planning and delivery stages,” commented Reece Miller, the co-director of We Are FSTVL.

“Their hard work and organisation is applauded by ourselves, the authorities and all of the responsible agencies from the show. 

“Showsec are the ultimate solution for live event security requirements.”

Organisers put the successful emergence of We Are FSTVL down to great emphasis being place on planning which this time began back in October last year.

Though the festival does not have particularly high crime rates, Showsec worked closely with Havering Police on measures which have proved so effective at other festivals.

This sharing of information and planning resulted in a strategic approach to the Crime Reduction Operation which was implemented to combat any such activity.

The outcome was a reduction in the number of reported incidents of crime across the two days, much to the satisfaction of all those involved in the initiatives.

“Through our close liaison with Havering Police, we were able to provide a quick response to any criminal activity,” said Paul Legge, Showsec’s Area Manager for East London.

“Together, we can deliver a more effective Crime Reduction Operation because we have more than 400 pairs of eyes on site at any one time to add to the Police presence.”

He added: “A good example of this was our undercover crime team in observing what was taking place on the ground, especially in areas such as a tent or the large warehouse where the strobe lighting, lasers and special effects made visibility limited at times.” 

 

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