Security Planning For Bars And Nightclubs

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 16, 2016

The shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub is raising questions among entertainment venue owners, and security professionals, about how to balance security at safety at these locations.

Inside, we provide suggestions and recommendations specific to these kinds of businesses,  based on discussions we had with security consultants .

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Comments (7)

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*** * **** **** ** **** ********** **** **** ****? :)

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* ***** **** ** ***** **** "******** ***** **** **** ******* **** ******* **** **** *** confronted ** **********", *** * ***** **** *** *** ******* bar/nightclub ********, **** *** *** ** ********** * ******** ********, is *** ***** ** ** **** ******* (** ********) ** neutralize * *******.

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*** ****'* **** *** *** ** *** ***** **** ********* in *** ** ** ********. ************, *** ******** ***** **** mass ******* **** ******* **** **** *** ********** ** ********** (e.g. ***** ******or ***** *******). In the vast majority of those cases, the killer either was captured, killed, or commits suicide. In all cases, the killer no longer kills innocent people.

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