As a high risk area, it is essential that businesses adequately secure their warehouses to prevent stock loss and damage to property. In order to guarantee that your warehouse facility is kept secure and contents are safely stored, you should ensure that the following measures are in place.
Physical barriers to prevent access
Preventing unauthorised access by installing doors, shutters, and grilles will help protect your premises throughout operational and non-operational hours. Security roller shutters installed in loading bays and entrances and exits will stop criminals from gaining entry to your warehouse.
Covering windows and glass doors with security grilles when your warehouse is closed will minimise the risk of attempted entry and will help prevent criminal damage.
Restricting entry to your warehouse using access control systems will make it harder for criminals or unauthorised personnel to gain entry to the property. A system that uses a key card or a keypad pin entry system will mean you can control who enters the premises, and even restrict high-risk areas, such as spaces where expensive goods are stored.
Utilise HD CCTV
A high quality CCTV system can be used to monitor warehouse activity and provide evidence of any internal pilferage and can also be used to deter criminals. Clearly displayed CCTV systems and signage can act as a deterrent to criminals who do not wish to be caught stealing or vandalising.
Enabled intruder alarms
Having a working intruder alarm system will help keep your warehouse facility secure. When triggered, depending on the system chosen, alarms will not only sound, but can also alert senior staff members and the police who will attend the premises to assess the situation.