Being broken into is every business’s nightmare, and it’s one of the most common external threats to warehouse security. Thieves may target warehouses due to the high volume of stock and high value of products, so it’s essential you do everything you can to reduce the risk of intruders for your warehouse. Here are our five top tips.
1. Install secure industrial doors and shutters
The industrial doors you install for your warehouse can make all the difference when it comes to securing your premises from potential intruders. Roller shutter doors can range from aluminium or steel rolling shutters or rolling grilles, offering a variety of features and benefits to suit the requirements of warehouse.
Xonar security shutters are LPCB tested and LPS 1175 certified to provide a high level of security for your access areas, whilst Vortex shutters are designed for low headroom to provide a practical alternative to bulky shutters.
If you are unsure which type is right for your warehouse, we can help - call our team for expert advice or contact us online.
2. Install the right window security for your warehouse
Doors aren’t the only potential way in into your warehouse for potential intruders, so be sure to think about your windows, too. Window security can come in the form of internal removable or fixed window bars and collapsible gates. This can be a cost-effective way of deterring intruders from even attempting to break in, and if they do try, it can significantly slow down their progress.
For a more robust option, you could also consider external window security shutters to cover the glass window frames from the outside. In addition to roller shutters for doors and vehicle access points, Xonar’s range of LPS 1175 certified security shutters, offering both built-in and bolt-on installation, provide a range of shutter types to secure the windows and personnel access areas to your warehouse.
3. Install an integrated electronic security system
If you don’t have one already, consider fitting an electronic security system that’s integrated into your access points. An alarm sounding as an intruder tries to force their way in will act as an effective deterrent, and the combination of the alarm and layers of physical security (such as shutters or bars) to break through may be enough to make the intruder abandon their efforts.
4. Have your industrial doors serviced regularly
Warehouse doors get a lot of use, and when vehicle access points are used heavily, it can result in wear and tear. That’s why we advise you to have your industrial doors serviced annually to ensure they are as secure as possible and to fix any vulnerabilities that intruders could exploit.
5. Maintain good visibility around your premises
Ample lighting and CCTV can both be deterrents for opportunist intruders. Keep the inside and outside of your warehouse well-lit so there is nowhere to hide, and set up security cameras, which will act as a deterrent and also catch someone in the act. Good lighting will also help the intruder to see all the other deterrents you have in place, such as secure doors and windows!