Q. How do I know if I need a Security Consultant?
A. You probably need a Security Consultant
if you put on multiple meetings, conventions and trade shows annually, you are
having a program in an unfamiliar venue(even though you have had walk-through)
and want a peace of mind and the consistency in security management services to
know that you don't have to deal with security related issues.
Also a security consultant has the experience/ expertise to develop and design
your security plan to protect your best interest and work within your budget.
If there is no previous relationship with any security vendor, we would be
happy to assign a professional consultant to you. For more information, please
Q.Who is Johnson & Associates?
A. Johnson & Associates is a public
corporation based out of San Diego, CA. We have (7) additional full-service
offices in Los Angeles, CA, San Jose, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Houston, TX, Washington, DC,
Chicago, IL and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
We also have exclusive network partners in 65 cities across the country and in
Canada that enable us to secure various meeting, conferences, trade shows and
corporate events in most venues.
Johnson & Associates' proprietors have over 25 years of professional security management, executive protection and public safety experience in managing high profile celebrity events, some of the convention & trade show industry's top 200 shows and major corporate sporting event parties, including star-studded Super Bowl and NBA All-Star galas across the country.
Q. Do I have to use the Convention Centers' In-House or Security Suppliers on
A. Obviously, the Centers' In-House
vendors are familiar with the venue, the centers' event managers and the
centers' expectations. However, they do have the tendency to take for granted
the work given to them because they are in that particular position and it may
reflect in their service to you. Also, their pricing maybe higher because that
have that exclusive right and you don't necessarily get the best 'bang for your
With the Security Suppliers that are on the list, many are providing lowball
pricing. So even though you fall below your budget, you will get exactly what
you paid for: below par services.
With Johnson & Associates, you will know what to expect from city to city.
The professional services and pricing will be consistent all around. Johnson
& Associates also has some unique ways of handling losses (i.e. laptops,
plasma TV's) and a passion for customer service. For more information, please
Q. If I have an Event in one of the cities that you don't service, do I have to
pay for Travel, etc.?
A. If we do not have an office in the
city in which your event is being held, then we work with our exclusive network
partners that share our corporate philosophy and expectations with our clients.
These partnerships have been established for years and we keep our coalitions
If the event is in a city that neither we nor our partners are in, then will
have to send out one of our Project Managers to the city in which the event is
being held. For the most part, your cost would merely consist of reasonable
travel, lodging and the hourly price for the services rendered.
Q. How much do you Charge?
A. There are a lot of variables that
determine what the cost will be. There is a range from city to city. Most
Meetings, Conferences and Events consist of pricing for Project Managers (if
needed), Supervisors and Security Officers.
We strongly believe that we can coordinate any security plan within most
reasonable budgets. We are also very competitive with Non-profit and Charitable
Associations/Organizations. We understand how difficult it is to raise monies
and we want to work with you so we can have a customer for a lifetime.
For more details, please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. I'm doing a security related article for my publication. Can Johnson &
Associates assist me?
Yes, as a matter of fact we have assisted many newspapers, special event
magazines and security industry publications with vital up to date security
viewpoints and analyses of security measures for various public situations. For
more information, please contact,
Q. How can Meeting and Event Planners assess the credibility of security
services and experts?
A. Search for results and check references.
Most inexperienced or 'fly by night' companies will not have well written
proposals in response to your RFP. The information will lack details and a form
Ask questions, if you are not familiar with the company, and always ascertain
if the company has done a similar size show and actually has the personnel to
do it. Find our about training and types of certifications required as well.
For more information, email@example.com