If you’re hosting a 16, 18th or 21st birthday party for yourself or for a son or daughter then birthday party security mightn’t be the first thing on the agenda. However with the continual rise of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, knowledge of a party can easily spread beyond invitations and before you know it your function and indeed your property is over-run with hundreds of unwanted guests.
Take Thessa for example. Thessa is a 16 year old girl from Hamburg Germany whose parents let her organise a party to celebrate her16th birthday party. In doing so she decided to use Facebook to invite her friends. Unbeknown to her, she had inadvertently sent the invitation out not only to her connections but to everyone as a public event. Within just a few hours she had a staggering 15000 responses from people she didn’t even know, all wanting to come.
Upon realising her mistake she quickly fired off a cancellation notice but nevertheless around 1400 people still descended upon her Hamburg home. Luckily her parents had hired a birthday party security firm to cope with the expected masses. There were also 100 police officers at the ready just in case things got out of hand. Although the police cordoned off Thessa’s home the crowd still managed to party the night away just a little distance from the house.
While any major catastrophes were averted, some vehicles were reported vandalised and rubbish bins were set on fire with 11 arrests made. Perhaps the surprising thing was that in amongst the meleé Thessa was at her Grandmother’s house for safety.
The point of this example isn’t to put people off from having a party but instead it’s to give people an idea of what could happen. By hiring a party security company to look after the smooth running of your party, you and your son/daughter can feel safe in the knowledge that they’re going to be able to enjoy the party without any problems. With factors such as
- Entry invitation checking
- Bag checks and searches for any contraband or weapons
- First response first aid cover
- Asset protection
- Uninvited guest ejection and
- Perimeter protection
you can rest assured that with a highly experienced security company you’re going to have a great party for all the right reasons.
At MA Services Group we’re very used to dealing with event and birthday party security. From large scale music festivals through to smaller more intimate birthday parties we provide the same high levels of security. For further information on how we can assist you contact us on 03 9994 4107 and talk to our friendly experienced team.