Robert Smith

Robert Smith
Nightclub Security Consultants

Robert C. Smith is the President and CEO of Nightclub Security Consultants, Inc.  In 1998, while still a San Diego Police Officer, he formed his company after an incident surrounding the use of force by a security guard at a San Diego bar.  This incident compelled Robert to create the first training program in the country designed specifically for the in house guard or bouncer.

His company has trained over 5,000 hospitality industry employees and worked with over 1,000 bars, clubs, restaurants and other alcohol service venues nationwide.  His company is called upon to provide expert guidance for attorneys, insurance companies, law enforcement officials and industry trade associations surrounding areas of liquor and premise liability.  Robert’s training programs and expertise have been discussed on the floor of the U.S. Congress and were the basis for California’s new law that mandates all in house guards be licensed and trained to a specific standard.

Stories by Robert Smith

Become a Harder Target

The recent attacks that have taken place in Paris, Baghdad, Yola, and other cities across the globe have made it abundantly clear that hospitality industry operators must take a fresh look at venue security and training in order to keep guests and employees safe.

5 Security Best Practices

Just about every major city bar or club hospitality association has published some form of aBest Practicesa. These lists have tried to cover the most important points. Here are our 5 simple recommended Best Practices.
Bouncer checking IDs at a bar or nightclub

Are You Checking IDs Properly?

Every employee working in the bar or club should understand the simple mechanics of screening a guests identification and the disastrous consequence of mistakes.

California Security Guard Licensing Law

The State of California became the first state in the country to mandate all in house security guards or bouncers obtain a state license. Imagine how great you would feel if you could totally trust your team to handle a violent incident correctly with limited hands on force.