Warehouses are a vital and valuable part of any retail business. Without a fully functional warehouse, it can be incredibly difficult to make sales and profits. A serious issue with a warehouse, such as recovering from a break in and theft of stock, can prevent usual business operation and mean a decrease in profit.
Protecting your warehouse and its contents from break-ins and loss of stock is a way to prevent further damage to your business and profits. There are many ways to keep your warehouse secure, including CCTV surveillance, door entry systems, and intruder alarms.
All of your business’ buildings should have commercial alarm systems installed, as this is one of the best ways to deter criminals from attempting to enter your property. A high-security commercial alarm that is clearly visible will deter criminals, and having the system integrated with doors, CCTV, and other security devises will help alert of a break in attempt.
Commercial alarm systems can even have an automatic police response if they meet the requirements. This will make it easier and quicker for authorities to attend the site should an alarm be triggered.
CCTV should be installed both internally and externally in your warehouse. External CCTV that is obviously displayed can be used as a visible deterrent, and will capture evidence that can be used to prosecute. Internal CCTV can be used to monitor employees and the activities of anyone who manages to gain unauthorised access.
If your warehouse is accessed by many different employees during the working day and night, then it is worth controlling who can enter and exit the premises. Issuing all staff with keycards, fobs, or entry codes can help prevent unauthorised individuals from accessing the premises.
It is essential that all security equipment that is installed at your premises undergoes regular maintenance to ensure that it is kept in full working order.