17th August 2017
Whilst disturbances at political party conferences are not uncommon, the increasing dissatisfaction of the electorate has resulted in more lively disruptions in recent years. Although most protesters simply want to increase awareness of their cause, there is always the risk that someone might attempt to harm a high-profile political figure or that rioting will break out.
In order to avoid these types of security threats, it’s vital that conference venues are secured properly and effectively. Perimeter fencing, for example, provides a high-security solution to a potential threat.
Whilst additional security staff may be on duty during the conference, the venue must be secured well in advance. Using perimeter fencing can ensure that no unauthorised personnel have access to the venue in the days or weeks preceding the event.
Whilst political party conferences may not occur all too regularly, there are plenty of other political events which require effective security. In recent years, the Scottish Independence and Brexit campaigns, as well as regular local and general elections, have resulted in a surge of events and rallies.
Increasing threats, however, have resulted in discord at some events and the personal safety of politicians has been threatened on numerous occasions. As with any large event, it’s vital that all attendees can take part in the event without fearing for their personal safety.
By installing perimeter fencing, venue managers can ensure that people who have not been vetted prior to the event are not admitted. This can help to minimise the risk of disruptions but will also increase the safety of authorised attendees.
Furthermore, using high-security perimeter fencing reduces the number of entry and exit points. At larger events, with hundreds or thousands of attendees, this can be extremely beneficial when it comes to security.
If attendees need to be searched or screened prior to being admitted, for example, perimeter fencing can ensure that everyone goes through this process prior to entering the venue. Should someone try to enter with prohibited items or weapons, they can be apprehended before committing an offence of any kind.
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