Issues with warehouse security and how to resolve them
If you own or rent a warehouse, then you know how important it is to secure it properly. Warehouses can have anything from a few thousand pounds worth of goods to over a million pounds in stock, so it is essential you keep your storage facility secure. If you are doing any of the things below, then your warehouse is not properly secured, so follow our advice and take action today to fix it.
Make sure the perimeter is secure
Any warehouse complex needs secure perimeter fencing. If your warehouse doesn’t have fencing, then anyone can access it, making it easy for thieves to break in and steal your goods. You should have your security guard do a walk around the perimeter as often as possible to make sure there are no gaps or no one has tried to break in. However, fencing alone is not infallible, as a determined criminal can still scale it even with barbed wire, so you must take some other steps to make sure your warehouse is even more secure.
Authorised access only
If you don’t know who has access to your warehouse at all times, now is the time to change that. A great way to do this is to install a turnstile at the main gates or front door of the building. You should have a security guard on the main desk with a sign in sheet so you can keep track of any visitors, and all employees should be issued with clock in cards. Not only will this make organising payroll easier as you can see who has worked what hours, it will also allow you to keep track of your employees locations at all times.
Stop unwanted vehicles
You can install barriers at the entrance to your warehouse to prevent unknown vehicles from accessing the property. A guard station beside the barriers should have an employee in it 24/7 to prevent unwanted visitors. Bollards are also an effective method of stopping vehicles from accessing the complex, but you need to combine these with other security methods as they obviously won’t stop a thief on foot.
Strong and sturdy doors
One of the most effective ways you can increase your factory security is to make sure that you have good quality doors. If you have old, badly maintained doors then you are at risk of serious theft. Installing new doors as soon as possible will make sure your warehouse is safe and secure for years to come. Internal doors should be sturdy and secure as well to prevent anyone who shouldn’t be in certain areas from accessing them. For general storefronts, you can use roller shutters, but if you are storing high-value goods in your warehouse, then you may want to think about installing industrial doors instead.
At TPS Gates and Doors, we can provide security solutions for your every need. We offer roller shutters to quickly secure your main warehouse or storefront. Our industrial doors will prevent any criminals from getting through, no matter how hard they try. We can install barriers and bollards to prevent unwanted traffic and our automated gates take the hassle out of having to climb in and out of vehicles to gain access, especially when there are vehicles making deliveries and picking up goods constantly. We can repair and upgrade your existing security systems or install brand new ones and maintain these too. As well as our security services, TPS also offer docking systems and loading bays amongst others. Get in touch with TPS Gates and Doors Ltd today and we’ll find your perfect warehouse security solution.