Security for Offsite Meetings

Headed for a big meeting at a hotel or other offsite venue? Security is either going to help everything run smoothly, or be seen as the department that makes everything more complicated. Here are tips for protecting confidential presentations, employees, assets and more at any offsite meeting. William Besse, Vice President of Consulting and Investigations with security firm Andrews International, and physical security consultant Dan Finger provided their suggestions.
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Know the venue

If possible, Besse recommends security get involved in the process as early as choosing a venue.

Once you’ve agreed on a site, before operations even begin, security needs to be well-versed on all exits, stairways and other access points. Knowing the building inside and out is crucial.

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