Choosing the right personnel for VIP Clienteles
VIP clients emit a different aura from commoners. An aura that exudes prominence and dominance. As someone who is at the top of the chain, VIP clients meticulously select people that will provide them satisfaction and safety as they do their daily routine. True to that, it is also important for security companies to provide a service befitting for a famous personality. With great power comes great responsibility. Bigger names mean bigger revenue and bigger liability.
VIP clients also need to assure what kind of security personnel do they want to employ to accompany them from point-to-point location. There is a huge difference between hiring a Doorman or a Security Guard. Their roles, responsibility, and trainings differ greatly. We use these two terms like synonyms, but although their job descriptions look similar, they bring different capabilities on the table. Know the difference between a Doorman and a Security Guard to make sure you get that VIP satisfaction and safety that you desire.
What is a Doorman?
A doorman is a personnel who maintains access points in a building or an event’s venue. A Doorman is usually found in residential buildings to nightclubs. Their job description falls under securing that thorough checking should be done in allowing people to enter a specific location. As someone escorting VIP clients or VIP events, they are expected to follow certain protocols that ensures safety to all parties. Buildings and events require strict adherence to the requirements needed for someone to enter. Thus, a Doorman ensures that all who enters must have had an Identification Card (ID) or an invitation to enter the building or attend an event. They have the rights to deny access if you fall short on the given requirements as proactive measures to avoid conflicts.
What is a Security Guard?
A Security Guard’s responsibility is broader and more extensive than of a Doorman. It requires training and license to be a Security Guard and be able to be deemed fit in escorting VIP clients. Trainings are needed to ensure that he is flexible to do any tasks at any given time. It is not enough for a Security Guard to just stand in a door filtering people who enters a specific location or the typical escorting of clients. Security Guards are expected to have good communication skills to understand social situations and evaluate comprehensively certain actions. They are also expected to know how to prevent hazardous situations such as VIP facing threats to fire disasters. Knowledge in CPR is also a must, especially when a client has a health condition, and lastly technology know how to avoid interceptions used by technology experts to divert attention and cause chaos. They are expected to know how to use radio, surveillance system, and GPS tracking.
VIPs should probably take consideration on the cost and extent of security that you want to employ. With the above descriptions of both Doorman and Security Guard, choose what fits best to the level of security you need or your event needs. Also, choose what is cost effective since the two differ on pricings due to different scope of expertise.
VIP Agencies must also be able to offer VIP clients the best trained personnel who knows what protective measures should be done. A background check should be done to avoid miscalculations on the systematic strategies that should be employed in assuring efficiency and safety.