In a recent Tao of The Velvet Rope podcast, I discussed the potential consequences of action or inaction by you or your Security Staff. And in a recent blogpost, we saw the predictable outcome of bad action on the part of some Security Staffers. It is human nature for individuals to react to the stimuli around them. […]Read More Consequences – A Deeper Look
This video has been making the rounds this week and I think it is important to examine it for a number of reasons. First off, it is a perfect example of improper Use of Force. Second, it is another example (of which there are many in society nowadays) of how Bad Action + Caught on […]Read More Justified?
Quick notes this time around as we are moving some things! PODCAST – The Tao of the Velvet Rope Podcast has a new home! We have switched Podcast hosts to Libsyn. This gives us a few more options for outreach, commentary, and tracking, as well as a few behind the scenes improvements. TRAINING – We […]Read More Quick announcements…and a failure in training.
Over the past few years, I have written more than a few posts on Bar fights, Ejections, over-intoxicated Patrons, and how to How to Minizmize Nightclub Ejections. I wanted to take some time in this post to breakdown ejections a bit more and give you and your crew some more material to ponder. It is […]Read More Patron Ejections and Escorts
Control the space and you can control the issues within it or keep them from occurring.Read More Violent incidents in Nightclub settings
A cursory Google Search of Gangs in Nightclubs will give you a myriad of search results and as such reveal that this is indeed a serious issue that is dealt with by many bar and nightclub owners. The common thread to many of these stories is that the gangs had already set up camp within the establishment or […]Read More Dealing with gangs in nightclubs and bars
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