Special Focus: Fake Out

The fraud prevention focus Operating a successful adult nightclub means protecting against unseen threats to your club and its bottom line. There are a few areas of “fraud” that plague clubs across the country, including...

EXPO Certification Seminars: Club security — controlling what you can see and what...

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) The EXPO’s “ED University” Certification Security Seminar will see three experts — Charles Wilson, Gary Sikorski and JC Pomerleau — speak on diverse areas of...

Club Safety: Putting out Fires Before They Blaze

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) As a 30-plus year firefighting veteran, Paul Calderwood is an expert — and has spoken as such before — when it comes to...

Club Security: Attacking gun violence

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) *Story by Robert C. Smith Robert C. Smith of Nightlife Security Consultants outlines five solutions to combat an uptick in gun violence in the hospitality industry. The...

Get hands-on—or hands-off—with your club security options

(Note: This story appears in the March 2021 issue of ED Magazine) *Story by Chuck Wilson and Gary Sikorski Together, Chuck Wilson and Gary Sikorski have half a century of security intel. For them, it all...

Special Focus on security products for your club!

(Note: This story appears in the March 2021 issue of ED Magazine) Pandemic or no, keeping entertainers, staff and patrons safe is a club’s top priority. Security products like radios, wands, metal detectors and touch-free...

Dealing with COVID-related rage, part 2

  In part two of this two-part article on de-escalating situations with guests who don’t comply with COVID-19 mandates, security professionals Charles Wilson and Gary Sikorski of Strategic Club Consultants speak with ED Magazine Legal...

Dealing with COVID-related rage, part 1

  Adult nightclubs have always been accustomed to having security staff on hand to prevent or address things that may heat up with a guest. But these occurrences were generally few and far between, and...

Webcon recap: Security in the post-COVID world

  The phrase “new normal” is being tossed around a lot these days. For gentlemen’s clubs, sometimes “normal” is having to deal with an unruly patron (spoiler: no regulation is eliminating that problem). But what about...

How much do you know about “proper use of force”?

  At EXPO 2019, Nightclub Security Consultants is presenting a very specific training certification seminar on Proper Use of Force where the training can result in fewer lawsuits, fewer police calls and lower insurance premiums. As a 31-year-old rookie...
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The right & wrong way to do a bag search

One large part of an employee’s job is to try to keep fellow employees and guests safe. Besides deciding to search guests before they enter your venue, operators must also consider whether to search...
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If you think “titles” don’t mean anything, think again

During a training session at club, Nightclub Security Consultants' Robert Smith saw the difference a title can make in the overall perception of not only the staff members, but of the club itself. Not long...
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Five tips to keep problem customers out of your club

One percent of your customers cause up to 95% of your customer-related problems. So what can you do about it? IDScan.net’s Zubin Teherani offers five tips to help identify and keep track of those customers who are...

Should you search your customers?

President and CEO of Nightclub Security Consultants Robert Smith combs over the rules of searching guests—should you choose that route. The hospitality industry, if viewed as an umbrella, has many sub-categories contained under that umbrella....

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