If you run a warehouse or are partnered with a warehouse that holds your inventory for distribution, then you have a vested interest in the best methods of warehouse security. Unfortunately, warehouse theft is a common problem and is documented to cost businesses upwards of $30 billion each year. Modern security systems are better and more effective than ever, but many facilities choose a plug-and-play system that isn’t tailored to their facility or its needs. Beyond having modern security systems installed at your facility, make sure to consult a professional and determine the best ways you can create a web of security that makes it as difficult as possible for potential criminals to run away with your inventory.
There are many different types of surveillance cameras on the market now, and all are not created equal. You will need to take some time to determine what kind of surveillance cameras will serve your business the best—consult a professional if you’re not sure, or if you want a second opinion before investing in a system.
IP-based cameras are some of the most popular on the market now due to their modern utility. IP-based cameras have streaming capabilities, security integration with your business’s internet of things (IoT), and many other important features that make them a smart choice in our modern world.
Avoid blind spots by buffering your video surveillance system with covert and infrared cameras that give you as much visibility as possible at all times of the day and night.
Having an effective alarm system is the next layer of warehouse security that needs to be carefully considered based on your facility’s security needs. Layering up your alarm system and securing every potential entry point is critical for keeping out potential criminals. Doorways and other various entryways, garages, and windows should all be outfitted with appropriate alarms that will alert you to trouble right away.
Another way to secure entry points is with access control. Layer your facility so that more expensive items are deeper in the facility and more difficult to get to. By doing this, you can install several access control points that require different forms of verification to make it as difficult as possible for unauthorized personnel to access inner areas and expensive inventory. Don’t just set up an access control point at the front of your parking lot or front door of the facility—create separate zones that need various forms of identification to control the flow of people.
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