Event Security Services

DK Security has secured over 6,000 events across Michigan since 1995 with a designated team of event staff security guards. From intimate gatherings to occasions with over 100,000 attendees, we secure events and perform crowd control with a hands-on management team and experienced staff.

What Is Event Security?

As event security professionals, our top priority is always the safety at an event for all attendees, presenters, staff, and the venue itself. Before each event, we work closely with you to gather and understand all relevant information about your venue layout, event schedule, expected attendance, and VIPs or other high-level guests. We work closely with you to understand the venue layout, event schedule, expected attendance, and VIP or other high-level guests.

Access Control

Authorized access and the prevention of contraband are cornerstones in ensuring a safe environment at your next event. A solid first line of defense protects attendees, staff, performers, and the venue itself for gatherings of all kinds. We implement access control with bag searches, metal detection, pat downs, credential checks, and more.

Event Hospitality

Employees of DK Security are trained to professionally represent all venues and clients, performing what we call “hospitality security.” We aim to provide helpful assistance to guests and be a positive, friendly face to everyone we meet — whether they are in need of directions to restrooms or an emergency response. Exceptional customer service is equally as important to us as executing proper security protocols.

If and when an emergency situation arises, event staff members calmly assess the situation and provide a response. Our staff communicate via two-way radio and are equipped to call in medical professionals, additional staff, and follow-up on questions if the answer is not readily available. If an emergency requires the evacuation of the venue, DK guards provide clear direction towards the nearest usable exits and assist any less-abled individuals with safely exiting the area. 

Crowd Control

In emergencies and other unexpected situations, event security helps maintain control over the unpredictable. Event security guards are trained in maintaining control and maintaining the safety of all guests during times of distress. 

Crowd control is also a standard duty we fill during instances of high traffic volume, like venue openings and post-concert exits. When a large number of attendees are moving together at the same time, proper crowd flow is crucial and always a preparation made by DK event staff teams. At larger events where law enforcement agencies are also present for crowd control measures, our team works hand-in-hand with the authorities for seamless, safe crowd movement.

Crime is less likely to occur when security guards are present, even at crowded events. Simply having event staff circulating the premises drastically reduces the likelihood of inappropriate or even criminal behavior taking place. Political events as well as those that involve alcohol especially benefit from security guards as a deterrent to crime.

VIP Security and Protection

When high-profile figures are performing or presenting at your event, DK event security guards receive specialized training to escort and protect these individuals from arrival to showtime and departure. 

Dedicated personnel are assigned to accompany VIPs during transport between secure areas, perform elevated access control backstage, and monitor public performances for any disturbances. By following strict protocols and staying sharply aware of their surroundings, our event staff help your VIPs feel protected, relaxed, and focused on their performance rather than their safety. 

Our specialized VIP protection team has proudly secured the biggest names in music, and has even served political figures at the highest levels of the U.S. government (including those who would go on to serve in the Oval Office).

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Parking Services

Security for event parking keeps attendees safe before and after an event, and prevents property crimes from occurring. DK event staff provide a visible presence in lots and parking structures to deter threats like theft, break-ins, and assaults. 

DK event staff take their event stewardship beyond the venue when it involves parking, too. They guide post-event traffic flow, assist attendees with lockouts and dead batteries, and may even escort attendees to their vehicles upon request.

Armed Security Services

Should an escalated visual deterrent become necessary for your event, armed event security guards are also available to address your unique event concerns. For certain high-profile or sensitive events, armed staff may assist with crowd control and responding to elevated risks or threats. Specially trained and licensed armed guards may be deployed at your event after a careful assessment of the situation between our leadership team and yours. 

Benefits of Event Security from DK

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Public Safety

During an event, DK event staff are strategically positioned to maintain access control everywhere from public front-of-house areas to secure backstage facilities. A well-trained event staff guard monitors crowd behavior, conducts bag checks, surveils sensitive areas, and enforces your defined venue rules.

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Quick Response

Our guards are always focused on their surroundings and watch for suspicious activity during an event. They respond quickly to disturbances of any kind and are also positioned as a resource to event guests. Trained in hospitality security, our staff answer questions, direct traffic, and communicate general information to all entrants as needed.

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Secure Departure

Safety after an event is just as important as protecting the gathering itself. We continue to maintain a security presence at guest departure to prevent dangerous crowding and secure both equipment and access points. When an event is fully wrapped, our team offers the opportunity to officially evaluate our services and receive comments for future functions.

Why Us

Why Choose DK Security?

DK Security is among the top 50 largest security companies in the country and has successfully secured over 6,000 events of all shapes and sizes since 1996. We carefully screen and train all event security guards, and guarantee local and responsive management support for your events.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Manufacturing Client

“DK Security and its staff are the commensurate professionals. They listen to their client needs and tailor their security service to what best fits the client. Would highly recommend them to any organization seeking the best in onsite security.”

Manufacturing Client

Macatawa Bank

“Always have and always will recommend DK! I had the privilege of knowing both Bob and John and feel this is the best security company out there—you are treated as a true client, not just a customer!”

Macatawa Bank

Southwestern Michigan College

“I am impressed with DK’s reliability. From day one they have ensured that anytime our campus’ are open for students they are on duty with a professional and knowledgeable staff member.”

Southwestern Michigan College

Industries

Industries We Serve

Every client and event is different; we will tailor our services to develop an event security plan that meets your unique objectives and budget. From concert security to festivals to sporting events to conventions, we offer security for events relevant to a variety of industries.

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Request a Quote for Event Security Today

It’s never too early to start planning the security presence at your next event. We encourage you to reach out today to start a conversation about event security services in Michigan, Indiana, or Ohio. Contact us today.