Safeguarding inventory and staff

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How can companies best protect their inventory, facility and people in a warehouse setting where theft is at an all time high? 

Criminals understand the value of a warehouse, or more accurately, its contents. If thieves are looking for a source of high-value items to resell, an unsecured warehouse is an open invitation. If you don’t have professionals providing warehouse security, you’re putting your inventory and staff at risk. If you want to protect your business, hiring professional security services is an important step to take. These professionals will guard your warehouse with regular patrols and respond to emergencies at all hours. Officers will also ensure that all security systems are in place, meet required standards and perform to the highest ability.  

While keeping your inventory safe is important, goods are ultimately replaceable; ensuring your employees’ safety is of utmost importance as well. If there’s a burglary at your warehouse, having professional security will both keep any staff safe as well as lower your liability. Security services are an investment that pays off. 

Having security on site will also help give your employees the peace of mind they need to be able to effectively perform their job duties. If they have to take extra steps to ensure their safety, they will not be able to work comfortably. Help employees perform at their best by ensuring they aren’t vulnerable while working in your warehouse. Uniformed security guards will both protect your staff in the event of an attempted robbery and help them feel secure every day. 

Employee theft 

While theft from outside the company is certainly a concern, it’s also wise to be aware that employees can also be a risk. If you don’t have sufficient monitoring in place, employees with ill intentions may have the opportunity to steal either inventory or other supplies or equipment. 

If you have a larger operation, you’ll know that it’s impossible to watch all your employees during all the shifts in your warehouse facility. You can protect your bottom line by keeping employee theft down, and the best way to do that is by hiring professional security and keeping a video surveillance system active in all areas of the warehouse. Guards can take action immediately if they witness any theft or other misconduct.  

Security guards can also monitor camera feeds and other surveillance and security equipment from throughout the building. This is an efficient way to monitor a large area without hiring a large team of people or making your staff feel like they always have someone looking over their shoulders. 

With professional security on the premises, you’ll know that you have solid preventative measures in place that will reduce any losses due to internal theft. That peace of mind will free up time to focus on the other aspects of running and building your business. 

 

To read the full article see our December-January issue available in the new year.

Media contact

Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, Security Portfolio
Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922
Email: editor@securitybuyer.com

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