Share your knowledge, share your experience, and help us grow as an industry! The Tao of The Velvet Rope is our weekly podcast where we discuss the myths, truths, and realities of nightclub security and examines the best practices for nightlife security. As we enter our third season, we are looking to interview industry professionals […]Read More Call for interviews!
Hello and welcome to 2017. We hope that you had a break over the holidays and were able to recharge your batteries a bit. We’ve been busy behind the scenes: creating new content, researching new equipment and ideas, and prepping a few surprises. Over the course of the next month, we’ll be rolling out some […]Read More Happy New Year!
A little deviation from the norm this week as we approach Spring Break across this great land of ours. This one is for the kids! Spring Break! Ah, the memories: Sunshine, the beach, attractive guys and gals, refreshing beverages, and adventures to last a lifetime. While our Spring Break days are long over, we are […]Read More Spring Break Safety Tips
Businesses of all kinds run inventory checks throughout the year. And while 99% of inventory processes involve physical materials (stock or goods), I think it important to consider your Security Staff while doing “inventory checks”. I do not mean physically lining up your staff and counting them to see if you’ve lost anyone. What I mean is […]Read More Taking inventory
On Thursday, December 7th, 2013, a young bartender by the name of Mallory Rae Dies was crossing the street. She was struck by a driver who fled the scene. He was apprehended a few blocks away after crashing his car into a tree. Mallory was taken to the hospital. On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, Mallory […]Read More Don’t (Let Them) Drink and Drive
Over the years, I have interviewed a number of security staff and managers. Their unique perspectives and differing approaches to Nightclub/Bar Security are always incredibly informative. As I considered what to write for this most recent blog post, I realized that I had not yet interviewed someone from the higher levels of management and ownership about […]Read More Nightclub Industry Interview: Asaf Dimant
Safety is one of the greatest concerns you have as a Security Staffer. Working in a dimly lit, noisy environment, full of semi- to heavily intoxicated individuals of every possible background should be enough to make anyone sweat a little. Add to that the reality of your job being to limit liability in said environment […]Read More Weapons in Nightclubs