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Wedding Crashers are common. However, they are not after the ladies, but your valuables. Wedding days are the joyous times when we let our guard down for the celebration. You should be fully aware that wedding crasher thefts do happen!
Wedding Security Bottom Line:
Do not leave anything unattended or in an area where your things cannot be seen with a quick glance. I know, you have your eyes on the wine glass, and families and friends to attend to.
Hosting a wedding is tremendous undertaking. If you are already thoughtful enough to look for designated drivers for your guests, assign a designated watcher as well.
Hire security personnel. Yes, the crashers will take your wedding gifts! The benefits will certainly out weight the cost. You don't want your guests to remember your wedding day as the date their valuables were stolen.
Be aware of your surroundings and the people you come across. Proactively approach unfamiliar faces.
Be more organized with your guest book. Acquire strict invitations from attendants. If you can't resolve a guest's identity, at least try to procure their photo IDs, and keep them on file.
Communicate and lookout for your wedding photographers! Lead them and get them familiarized with the surroundings. Introduce them to all the key parties at the wedding. If their equipment is stolen, you won't be getting your precious wedding photos and videos anytime soon!
The decision to hire a uniformed guard or a plain clothes guard should be based on whether it is more important to deter people or to catch them. Keeping people honest is cheaper and much less time consuming than catching them in an act of dishonesty. Deterrance is preferable. If you catch an employee stealing, you will have to hire and train a replacement. If you decide to have them prosecuted, you will spend many hours not making any money.
A uniformed guard can be very effective in deterring customers and employees in gross acts of dishonesty. For example, a parking lot guard who makes regular rounds and investigates car alarms can cause a thief to go elsewhere. A guard checking departing employees at a warehouse has a damping effect on pilferage.
Plain clothes guards, on the other hand, are essential for stopping shoplifters. You have to either catch them or force them out of your store. The security officer must be very good at reading people and behaviors in order to differentiate between regular customers and (potential) thieves. Experienced shoplifters, at least the ones who are more cautious, can be deterred by the presence of plainclothes security. Many times security people will make their presence obvious in order to scare off the thief. Casually following the person is usually effective. These type of guards tend to be more physical since their job also includes catching, subduing, and arresting the thief once he or she has left the store.