Our decades of experience gives us the edge when it comes to securing venues. While the security of most venues is relatively standard day in and day out, our teams ability to leverage that consistency with our experience in managing unique events from start to finish over and over again sets our team apart.
We are also uniquely positioned to be able to scale up for large events, and offer venue staff that comes from our event staff roster - so you'll always have staff with real-world event experience.
As the primary event security services provider in the Convention Centers we serve, IESS is a uniquely qualified and experienced at all types of conventions and the various events held in conjunction with them, or the special needs they may have.
We work closely with our clients to develop and execute a security plan that meets their needs while keeping a high-level overview in mind to ensure the event is safe, successful, and flows well.
Whether it's a one hall show or a full facility trade show, the IESS team is versed in all types of shows and the nuances that come with them.
IESS provides staff around the clock for various types of posts such as badge checkers, dock security, rovers, ticket takers, booth security, AV/equipment watch, executive protection escorts, registration personnel, etc.
We are well-equipped to handle any size festival or outdoor event with not only the staff, but necessary resources as well. We can deploy golf carts, bicycles, marked vehicles equipped with lightbars, and even a mobile command center.
Setting us apart from our competition is our management team who work every major event we service. We arrive on site with a full plan, adequate resources, and the ability to be completely self-sufficient.
As the exclusive event security provider at several mid-sized arenas, IESS is well-versed in all aspects of concerts and other similar events.
Our staff is experienced and regularly handles parking, ticket taking, backstage security, tour bus security, magnetometer & bag check screening, stage security, and VIP protection.
Our management team regularly supports our clients' events in other cities, traveling to manage their security and safety programs. IESS managers can build security programs for any event in any venue and handle vetting, selecting, and overseeing the local security company.
With our decades of experience, we are proud to have contacts throughout the country so we always look to chose the "Imperial of" each city we are in.
We may have security in our name but we operate with a guest services mentality. Our staff provides service with a smile and even when we have to say no, we do it in a positive way.
When you hire us, you're sure to get staff that knows what events are all about. Our staff stay busy year-round working event after event so they have the knowledge and experience to be a positive addition to yours. While other companies have to hire specifically for your event, ours are already on board and ready to welcome you and your attendees.
We're not a staffing agency. We design and build security plans that are incorporated into your event and get to know your event inside and out. Our staff get asked all kinds of non-security related questions, and we want to be able to answer them, as ambassadors of each event we service.
Our management team is intimately involved in every event we work. Not only are they regularly on site and standing post side-by-side with our staff, they hand choose every staff member to work each event based on who will be the best fit.
With decades of experience in the event industry, our managers take pride in and ownership of each event we service.
Our supervisors are not just guards put in charge for the day. Our supervisory team primarily consists of individuals that have worked their way up through our ranks and are invested in with regular training.
The supervisors on your event will not only manage our staff, but often assist as another set of show management eyes on your show floor.
IESS will never ask our clients for anything to do our job. We often say "just give us one of your radios so you can reach us, and we're all set". IESS owns over 150 radios, walk through magnetometers, mag wands, flashlights, thousands of wristbands, ponchos, traffic cones, and more - we even have a mobile command trailer!
IESS has been the proud event security partner of the Philadelphia Flower Show since it first moved into the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 1993. We still partner with the annual show as it moved outside for the first time in its history in 2021. The Flower Show welcomes approximately 250,000 guests annually for their 10 day event.
The Philadelphia area's only country music festival, Country Spirit USA has used IESS for years 2 and 3 of their annual event. As they welcomed nearly 20,000 people over the course of 3 days to enjoy acts like Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and Little Big Town, IESS provided nearly 50 staff daily to manage access control, weapons detection screening, front stage and backstage security, and more.
Located on the campus of UMBC in Baltimore, MD., we have been in this venue since it opened its doors in February 2018. Managing events from D1 college basketball games to a Shinedown concert, our team designs and implements the security plans for every event here as the exclusive security vendor.
The annual, month+ long event held in Franklin Square, a historic Philadelphia park, brings thousands of guests nightly to enjoy elaborate and beautiful lanterns designed and built by Chinese artists.
Welcoming several hundred thousand guests annually, the Philadelphia Auto Show has utilized our services since 1993. We design and build their security plans and work closely with show organizers to ensure guest flow and safety is a priority.
Philadelphia's official Independence Day party trusts IESS to secure multiple events in multiple venues over the course of two weeks which all culminate with a free concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Included in these events is Wawa Hoagie Day, the Historic District Block Party, and Barnes on the Block.