How to secure your warehouse with Calamity

For most businesses, a warehouse break-in can have a devastating impact on the supply chain and the ability of a business to operate. Whether you lease or own, knowing how to secure your warehouse is essential to protecting your business and safeguarding your inventory. With the help of Calamity, you can learn how to secure your warehouse like a professional and protect the valuable assets of your business.

Quality warehouse security systems can protect the building and what’s inside. Calamity offers the leading edge, customized solutions to protect your business and keep your warehouse secure.

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Protect your vulnerable access points.

Thieves target warehouses because of their remote locations and valuable inventory. Often set apart from CBD locations, thieves can effectively use loud machinery and tools to conduct break-is while remaining undetected in these areas. When conducting a break-in, thieves tend to target common access points that are less protected from others. When designing your security plan, start by identifying any weak points of entry.

Vulnerable access points include any doors, windows, or points of entry that are accessible from the outside of a building. These are vulnerable because they give thieves direct access without navigating through the building. Glass break and door sensors can trigger alarms when they detect an intruder which can help protect your warehouse during unstaffed hours. Motion detection along these access points can alert you of potential threats and can dispatch a professional when thieves trigger them.

Calamity provides security solutions customized to the needs of your warehouse. We asses your location and establish vulnerable access points before developing your security plan. With warehouse related crimes on the rise, there’s no better time to invest in the security of your location. Safeguard your warehouse with security you can trust, so you can get back to focusing on your business.

Implement security protocol

Your security system is only as strong as your weakest team member. Businesses must implement warehouse security across the entire warehouse to be effective. After designing your physical security system, work to implement a plan for employees to follow to ensure your location is secure. 

Businesses can break their security plan into opening duties and closing duties. Having clear steps that outline what steps staff should take can help with implementation. Depending on the needs of your business, steps can include:

Calamity works to assess both the external and internal needs of a warehouse. We work to develop solutions that address security threats associated with employee theft and access to inventory. We offer 24/7 video monitoring, onsite and virtual patrols and sensor monitoring, so we can keep a close watch, whether you’re there or not.

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Tips to prevent breaking and entering within your warehouse

Holding valuable inventory, warehouse break-ins are lucrative to thieves as they offer a high reward for their efforts. Installing a high performance security system that is customized to the needs of your business can help deter thieves and protect the contents of your warehouse, no matter the location. Consider following these tips to help you get the most out of your security system:

1. Protect your system

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2. Invest in your security company.

When protecting your business, invest in the right tools. While it can be tempting to cut costs and limit your security measures, it may end up costing you in the long term. Work with trusted professionals to establish what your business needs and to develop a system that works within your budget. 

3. Audit your inventory frequently

One of the most common forms of warehouse theft comes from internal staff members. Depending on the size of your warehouse and the inventory you hold, it may be difficult to identify when inventory goes missing. Consider auditing your systems frequently and checking for missing inventory. 

4. Know the warning signs

When presented with a warning sign, don’t take it lightly. Common warning signs can include – anything from inaccurate inventory levels to staff being seen on premise outside of working hours. Monitoring cameras for suspicious activity and noting irregular business activities can help you catch criminals before they commit a larger crime. 

Ensure your facility can operate every day of the year

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If your warehouse suffers a break-in, theft of machinery and assets, or malicious damage, you might lose hours or even days’ worth of trading that directly affect your bottom line.

Investing in the tools and software to protect your inventory can help save you time, inventory, and the financial burden that comes with theft. At Calamity, we customize our solutions to fit your warehouse and ensure maximum security. We offer all the essential components of a warehouse security system, including: 

With warehouse related crimes on the rise, there’s no better time to invest in the security of your location. Safeguard your warehouse with security you can trust, so you can get back to focusing on your business. Register today for a FREE security consultation to find out how you can better protect your business.