Significance of Warehouse Securing for Safeguarding Inventory
Reliable, timely delivery, and on time shipping of the goods/products are important factors to give great customer satisfaction. In a growing digitised business world, vendors are expected to provide real-time status up-to-date regarding their goods/products, order tracing, and the availability of custom bonded warehouse inventory.
"What if you don't handle bonded warehouse management yourself?" "Do you still need to be worrying about warehouse security?" Yes, the answer is yes. If you work with a third-party logistics (3PL) company like IAP Logistics, the security of their warehouse/distribution center is still a major concern because it affects your products.
Warehouse Security Measures
At IAP Logistics, we provide these security measures and more, as well as technology that allows you to directly monitor your inventory data in real-time. Although almost all warehouse storage facilities promise some level of security, not all warehouse security systems are created equal. Before entrusting your valuable inventory to a storage facility, it's critical to understand what specific security measures are in place. Here are some of the key features of warehouse security:
1. Security cameras
Warehouse security necessitates the use of strategically placed video surveillance cameras. Cameras and video provide a permanent record of activity that can be retrieved at any time and saved for a specified period of time. With a remote system, business owners and managers can monitor the video system in real-time from wherever they are.
Cyber security: You most likely use computer equipment to track inventory in your warehouse. Data protection, as well as facility security, extends to the digital realm. Breach of network and cyber security is becoming more complex and disastrous. To protect the data in your warehouse, secure your network and computer systems. IAP Logistics also offers a global shipment tracking service to help you keep track of and protect your goods.
- High-quality real-time recording in a variety of areas
- Remote surveillance
- Quick video footage retrieval
- Concurrent recording and playback
- Archiving and sufficient storage
- Connection to other security systems
Cameras should be installed both inside and outside the warehouse. They should be placed in areas with adequate lighting. When motion sensor lighting is used, it can help ensure that adequate lighting is available when it is needed.
2. Motion sensors
Motion sensors are heavily used in an effective alarm system. In the event of unauthorized access to the warehouse or a zone, motion detection alarms can send notifications to your security firm and/or law enforcement. While security companies will advise that the four aspects listed below are required for a custom bonded warehouse, the security factors listed below should also be implemented.
- Sturdy building structure: Check the structure of your building and the environment around it on a regular basis to see if any repairs are needed. Clean out debris and unwanted items to eliminate hiding places and create clear lines of sight.
- Fencing: The perimeter fence of a warehouse is an excellent first line of defence. It protects your employees while also preventing criminal activity. Keep your property fencing in good condition. If you don't have or can't install fencing, set up systems to track who enters your property. When it comes to documenting unauthorized entry, professionally implemented access control systems can be quite complex and successful. These systems are frequently linked to other security systems to add extra layers of protection.
- Access system control: Access control systems monitor and record who enters and exits a building. It could be a lock and key or a key code for employees. Professionally installed systems may employ a fob, an ID badge, or biometrics such as the face or fingerprint scanning. With these systems, even a misplaced fob or key code can be quickly cancelled, preserving a level of security.
- Cyber security: You most likely use computer equipment to track inventory in your warehouse. Data protection, as well as facility security, extends to the digital realm. Breach of network and cyber security is becoming more complex and disastrous. To protect the data in your warehouse, secure your network and computer systems. IAP Logistics also offers a global shipment tracking service to help you keep track of and protect your goods.
3. Alarm system
Alarm systems can be a valuable tool for deterring theft attempts, reducing the number of items stolen by thieves, and summoning security or police in time to prevent thieves from fleeing. Knowing there is an alarm keeps thieves on a tight time limit, which does not deter them from attempting the theft. Receiving an alert from a silent alarm allows security and police to respond quickly, allowing thieves to be apprehended before they steal valuable goods.
4. Warehouse lighting
Yes, when it comes to warehouse security, lighting is an important aspect. Poorly lit warehouses not only deter thieves (making them harder to spot), but they can also be a safety hazard for warehouse employees and security personnel. Keeping warehouse facilities well-lit is thus an important safety precaution, both to prevent theft and on-site accidents.
If you're looking for a safe and secure logistics company to store your goods, look no further. IAP Logistics is dedicated to providing the highest level of security for your inventory. IAP Logistics is a top logistics company in Saudi Arabia, offering the best logistics services at competitive rates, safety, and on-time delivery. To be the most reputable, trusted, competent, and innovative logistics solution provider, employing remarkable strategies in business infrastructure, equipment, and ideas to ensure that clients always receive the best service value while adhering to the highest safety and security standards. Our exceptional services and customer satisfaction have elevated us to the top international logistics company in Saudi Arabia.