Vancouver is recognized as the “Hollywood of the North” for its thriving film scene.
With a wide variety of landscapes, favourable filming conditions year-round, a developed film support infrastructure, and government incentives to encourage movie making, it’s no wonder that so many national and international film production companies choose Vancouver to shoot their masterpieces.
If you’re filming a production, then security is a primary concern. Expensive equipment, large crowds, and well-known film personalities attract crime and other hazards. This slows down the filming process, endangers the crew, and leaves expensive equipment vulnerable to damage.
In this Guide to Film Production Security, brought to you by SecuriWORLD, you’ll learn:
– Why security is vital to the success of the filming process
– Which services are available to production companies
– Why SecuriWORLD’S professionally trained guards are the solution to your security issues
Why do production sets need security?
As a film production company, you are well aware that creating a film set involves numerous aspects of equal importance. As important as setting into place the actors, producers, script and crew is protecting these valuable assets from risks that may arise. It’s likely that your film is making headlines, and this undoubtedly attracts attention, most of which is unwanted. A few issues that may arise are:
– Large crowds attempting to gain access to the set
– Fans bothering your cast and crew while filming
– Millions of dollars in equipment attracting thieves
– Large crowds becoming a breeding ground for criminal activity
– Extras trying to mingle with the cast, slowing the film process down
– Studio gatehouses needing extra enforcement to deter unauthorized entry
– Famous crewmembers needing escorts to their trailers or cars
– Parking lots needing Security Guard surveillance
A professional security company can dispatch uniformed guards to help protect your assets and protect you from legal liability in case of incidents. A custom designed security strategy is vital whenever well recognized persons and expensive equipment are involved.
Which services can production companies benefit from?
Each film comes with a unique set of risks, so a custom security strategy to protect your cast, crew, and equipment is necessary. Each movie set is a breeding ground for trespassing, vandalism, theft, unwanted disturbances, and even violence. There may even come an occasion when adverse weather conditions force an emergency shut down, prompting the need for an overnight security detail to guard production equipment. A professionally trained, flexible, and mobile security force can provide services such as:
– Crowd and Access Control
– Bodyguard Security Detail
– Diligent Equipment Protection
– Parking Lot Security
– Bag Search
– Traffic Control
– Fire Watch
– Mobile Patrols for On-Location Sets
– Extra Enforcement for Film Studios
– Alarm Response
– Security Planning
The SecuriWORLD Difference
Hiring the right security firm to secure your premises and protect your assets and crew is imperative. SecuriWORLD’s professional film production security services provide peace of mind for production companies, casts, and crews throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We have a successful track record of securing premises from unauthorized entry, protecting VIPs from crazed fans and the media, guarding expensive equipment from thieves, and helping the filming process run as smoothly as possible. With SecuriWORLD, you get:
– Thoroughly vetted and trained English-speaking guards
– Guards with experience in crowd control, escorting, premises security, and emergency response
– Mobile and flexible security teams (including our industry-leading mobile patrols)
– Uniformed, Suited, and Undercover security options
– Fast response options for unexpected emergencies
– Alarm response
Regardless of where you film, security will always be an issue. As a film production company, you understand the risks involved. Well known cast members, expensive equipment, and large crowds create unique security threats that must be planned for and dealt with. If you’re filming in the Greater Vancouver Area, SecuriWORLD offers film production security services that help secure your valuable assets and give you the Freedom You Need to Move Forward.