Warehouses often contain valuable products and equipment. Consequently, if your warehouse is burglarized or vandalized, it can cost your business thousands of dollars. Here are five security measures every business owner should take to ensure their warehouse is secure.
1. Build a fence
A fence is a fundamental security measure for any warehouse. However, many business owners end up choosing the wrong kind of fence. It's best to invest in a security fence with added features that make it more difficult for intruders to breach.
Industrial security fencing is available in heights of up to three metres and is made of thick-gauge materials, such as galvanized steel. Additionally, chain-link fences are a great choice because they're durable, affordable and require very little maintenance.
2. Install security gates
Another mistake many warehouse owners make is failing to invest in a security gate. As the saying goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Consequently, a cheap gate can render an industrial security fence useless. However, a theft-prevention security gate is difficult, if not impossible, to cut through.
If you install a security gate, you can also control access to your property. Access control systems eliminate the need for keys and keep a digital log of every person who has entered and exited the property.
3. Use indoor fencing
For added security, you may want to consider installing an indoor fence in your warehouse. Indoor barriers and cages add an extra line of defence to help protect expensive products and equipment, dangerous chemicals or sensitive files and records.
4. Invest in a security camera and alarm system
Security cameras can deter would-be thieves and help identify robbers and vandals should your property be breached.
Moreover, modern alarm systems are compatible with smartphones, so you can receive notifications of any security breaches from anywhere in the world. Installing motion sensor lights at all entrances and exits is also a good idea.
5. Secure doors and windows
Placing bars over all doors and windows will further ensure your warehouse is impenetrable. Furthermore, you should always make sure that all doors and windows are locked when your warehouse is left unattended for the night.
If you need help choosing the right security features for your industrial property, look no further than City Fence Inc.
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At City Fence Inc., we have the products you need to keep your warehouse, commercial business or industrial site secure. Our fence contractors will visit your business, assess your property and give you a free estimate. We also offer fence repair services. To learn more about our products and services, contact us today.