If you own a warehouse, security is one of the most important and fundamental elements of your business. Why is warehouse security so important? Well, to begin with, it’s likely that security and integrity are one of the key selling points of your business. Furthermore, having a commercial security system for your warehouse helps you protect your reputation as well the well-being of your clients and employees.
Companies rely on your warehouse to securely store their valuable goods. Goods that they, in turn, rely on for their success. If your warehouse isn’t safe and secure, your existing clients are at risk and your potential for attracting new clients is severely limited. The connection is pretty clear: if you’re in the warehouse business, your business depends on their business. And your business hinges on the strength of your security system.
Consider the following physical barriers and security measures for your warehouse to help prevent or guard against unauthorized access:
Install Commercial Alarm Systems and/or High-Resolution Video Surveillance Cameras
Bolster your warehouse security with state-of-the-art high definition video surveillance cameras. HD security cameras are must-have items for any commercial warehouse. These systems allow warehouse owners and security teams to retrieve and record activity throughout the facility and the surrounding grounds. Modern video surveillance systems offer superior video quality (clear enough to be used in a court of law, if necessary), real-time recording, remote monitoring, easy retrieval of archival footage, integrations, and more.
Remote monitoring may be especially beneficial for your storage facility as you can manage your IP-based security system anywhere, anytime. It also allows you to set up text alerts so you can stay on top of your building’s security status.
Inspect the Physical Integrity of your Warehouse
When you work with commercial security experts who are experienced in perimeter and physical security as well as surveillance and alarms systems, you can rest assured that your buildings are resistant to break-ins and tampering. Periodic inspections ensure that your facility remains in tip-top shape and may also help prevent possible false alarms.
Great Fences Make for Even Better Security
Thanks to Robert Frost, we all know that good fences make for good neighbors. When it comes to protecting your warehouse facility, though, a good perimeter fence should enclose every area around your storage unit. Work with a team of security experts to determine the kind of fencing and gating system that would most effectively protect you and your clients.
Protect Your Facility and its Contents From Fire and Other Hazards
Facility protection and detection systems like fire alarm, fire suppression, and hazardous gas detection systems are must-have security components. These high-tech systems should be secured and monitored to ensure accuracy and to prevent tampering. Be sure to test your detection, suppression, and air handling systems regularly.
Well Lit is Well Done
Adequate lighting simultaneously ensures the safety of your clients and employees while acting as a deterrent to potential intruders. Security experts can analyze your facility and make recommendations, but generally the inside and outside of your facility must be well-illuminated at all times. Pay close attention to entrances, exits, cargo handling, loading docks, open areas, fence lines, and parking lots.
Review Your Security with an Expert
If you think you have all your bases covered, it’s time bring in the reinforcements. A team of security professionals will conduct an assessment of your warehouse, consider your unique needs, and look for potential weak spots in your security. It’s important to make sure that all of your systems are working together and that you’ve maintained adequate levels of security so that your business can adapt to new threats and stay on top by adopting the latest technologies.
Warehouse security is vitally important to the success of your company. Become an industry leader and a trusted warehousing facility that the best companies rely on. Contact Herring Technology to schedule a free security assessment.