Your warehouse is an invaluable part of the business. Not only does it house a large investment of inventory but it is also a key part of keeping daily operations running. So, how can you properly protect it? The best way is to use a comprehensive group of five key security components. Here's why you need all five.
Video surveillance provides a cost-effective way to keep watch on your entire operation 24/7. You can't have security personnel — or even regular staff — vigilant at all times in all locations, so cameras can take up the slack. Good cameras provide security in three ways: a deterrent from intrusion, an alert when suspicious activity occurs, and a clear record of what happened and who was involved.
Alarms are key protection when staff is not on site. An alarm is generally an inexpensive part of your security plan, so you can have as many as you feel are necessary. As a simple, passive security measure, alarms can be placed both on exterior doors or windows as well as interior elements for added layers of security.
3. Access Control.
Access control is the primary way of limiting who has access to what parts of the building or operation. At its most basic, it means locking things up and carefully determining who should have keys. But modern access control has gone high-tech with key codes, badges, RFID chips, and key cards. Good access control lets you limit not on the number of people but also where and when they can gain access to different sections. And you can change access as much as you need.
4. Inventory Control.
Do you know exactly what is in the warehouse at any given time? Where it is and what it's being used for? If not, consider boosting your tracking of inventory. When inventory and equipment are carefully monitored, everyone — including employees, outside vendors, and potential thieves — knows that missing items will not go unnoticed.
5. Cyber Security.
Increasingly, companies need to secure the digital footprint of their warehouse. With more warehouses using connected equipment, digital access control measures, mobile devices, and cloud-based storage, the chance of data breaches continually grows. Securing your site means securing its data within.
If any one of these measures is weak, the entire system is at risk. Have you evaluated the protection of your company warehouse lately? If not, this is a great time to do so. Start by making an appointment with a commercial security surveillance service in your area today.