Raising security at your warehouse is of the utmost importance if you want to keep your employees and the facility safe. In addition to other security measures to make your warehouse safer, guard buildings help improve the security for all of the following:
Employees deserve to work in a warehouse that is safe and secure so they don’t have to worry about their safety. Having security measures at your warehouse (i.e. checkpoints at entrances so employees can sign in and out) will give management a record of each day and promote accountability.
Just the same, visitors who come to your warehouse not only need to know that they’re safe, but that your facility is safe. Then, they will be more likely to continue doing business with you and trusting you with their products and partnership. Having guard buildings staffed by security will give visitors a place to check in. Then, like employees, management will have a record of who was in the facility at what time.
Equipment at your warehouse like pallet movers and manufacturing equipment is valuable to the smooth operation and success of your business. Therefore, it’s essential that they be kept safe from damage—either by vandalism or natural events.
Finally, your guard house should keep your warehouse security safe with heating and cooling and ballistic-ratings. Guards will be able to comfortably do their job monitoring the safety of the warehouse, the employees and the equipment within.
It is estimated that $10 billion dollars a year is lost to cargo theft at shipping and receiving docks at warehouses. Having a guard house at the entrance for trucks will help monitor comings and goings as well as preventing theft. When cargo like materials and products comes to your warehouse, it is essential that it be checked over against the shipping manifest to make sure that nothing is missing or not supposed to be there.