Second Thoughts - Party Security Melbourne

On second thoughts

  On second thoughts Check your head Pam* rang for advice on her son Mark’s* upcoming 18th birthday party. I outlined my services: risk pre-assessment; alcohol management plan and professional security staff. At this point, Pam said she had ‘everything covered’: friends were doing security. I warned she’d have no insurance if her mates did…

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We don’t just stand there

We don’t just stand there … Security staff. Some people think all we do is stand there, checking names. Yet that’s just one task of a hundred we perform. Combined, our end-to-end security service makes your event memorable for the right reasons – before, during and (increasingly) afterwards. Here are some of the things we…

Liar! Liar! Parents on fire.

Liar! Liar! Parents on fire.

    Liar! Liar! Parents on fire. Some adults are so fake, I fear what they’re teaching our kids. Busy B I was booked to guard a high-risk 16th birthday in Melbourne’s north. With 130 guests (and counting), the host mother agreed to one of my prior party safety assessments. The catch? Her ‘busy schedule’…

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Putting us all at risk

  Putting us all at risk Sometimes, despite your best efforts, so-called ‘grown-ups’ still let you down. By the numbers Last month I worked an event in Melbourne’s east. As always, I conducted my pre-party assessment with the host parent. This saw us discuss the usual things, including: Security management options. Alcohol control. Gatecrashers. One…

Shouldering on

  Shouldering on Some think security staff just crack heads and refuse shoes. Last Saturday’s party showed such dated tactics comprise the least of my holistic service. Crash tackle The party location was in Melbourne’s affluent inner east. But the upmarket postcode was no deterrent to two Caucasian gang members (possibly Blood Drill Killers or…

Big Bully and Bad Behaviour

Big Bully Unexpected Bad Behaviour

Big Bully Pretend friend At a recent 16th celebration, the birthday girl invited a fellow school student who’d (allegedly) been bullying her. Though I didn’t know the full story, I did see bullying. But not where I expected and not by your usual bully. Bad move Halfway through the party, I glimpsed the birthday girl’s…

liquor control laws have changed

Liquor control laws have changed

Liquor Control Laws Have Changed New Laws, New Service Did you know that liquor control laws just changed? If you’re planning a party, you sure need to. This is a big deal.   Click here to download Fair warning Yesterday, changes to Victoria’s Liquor Control Reform Act mean a parent hosting an event at their…

Teens lie to hire out rentals

Teens ‘lie’ to hire out rentals as councils crackdown on hiring public venues for parties     Councils across Melbourne are “banning” parents and teens from hiring public venues for parties, a security expert says. Naomi Oakley, managing director of U-Nome Security, says councils tightening up on hiring out halls and venues for parties contributed…

Its Not You Its them

It’s not you: it’s them! You’re not imagining it: kids really are going feral. They’re doing worse stuff, and more of it. And when they get caught, they’re blaming everyone except themselves. Especially the hosts of the events they wreck. And their parents believe every word. So, if you plan to host a teen party,…