Industrial Security Tasks
Security measures for industrial sites and warehouses come in various forms, and the contrast in their use always rides on the site-specific requirements. There are, nevertheless, a set of primary tasks that security officers at industrial sites, warehouses, or factories perform regularly.
These include crime deterrence, foot, and mobile patrols, CCTV surveillance, access control, and general tasks and duties.
Industrial sites, warehouses, and factories always need to have burglaries or internal theft at the top of their security solution. Warehouses, in particular, have huge complexes covering vast areas and store vast amounts of valuable goods, which are lucrative targets for criminals. Threats don’t just come from external sources; companies need to be aware of internal threats from their employees. Even with high-tech technology, internal theft is still a big problem.
The simplest form of crime prevention is to have onsite security officers. Onsite security officers are an instant deterrence to the criminal entity, including employees thinking about committing a crime or theft. Criminals always tend to move to an easier target unless they have inside help.
Morgan Security officers can provide onsite protection in real-time. By the time a crime is reported or viewed on camera, many times, it’s too late, and the criminals are never caught. Getting to the point, security officers give the business an immediate response and are the best chance of preventing crime or damage to the property.
Mobile & Foot Patrols
To give industrial sites or warehouses an extra level of safety and security, they must incorporate both static and mobile patrols.
Morgan Security conducts regular patrols of any areas that require consistent monitoring, be it mobile or on foot, depending on site-specific requirements. Security officers on patrol will always look for illegal behavior or even safety risks. Perimeter fencing is the first line of defense, with doors and windows of the property being the second line. With industrial sites and warehouses having numerous entry points, ensuring they are always secure is mandatory.
Onsite security officers can monitor stock and freight movement 24/7 to deter or stop criminal activity while ensuring peace of mind that there is always an officer or team onsite to supersede surveillance cameras’ dead zones.
Warehouses are built over vast areas, and keeping an eye on every corner of the property can be very challenging. With massive areas to surveil at industrial sites, management needs to invest in the latest CCTV camera for their facilities and perimeters. The use of security cameras reduces costs and the number of security guards required to keep a lookout on every area of a site or warehouse.
Morgan Security’s risk assessment can isolate areas that require constant monitoring. These areas include all entrances, exits, checkpoints, and any critical risk zones or storage areas having valuable goods or equipment. CCTV surveillance is monitored locally, onsite, and remotely with all footage viewed in real-time, saved locally and remotely to cloud servers for redundant security.
Security cameras don’t just deter criminals; they also keep staff social and criminal behavior in line. Surveillance cameras recording are vital for identifying burglars or vandals and providing evidence to the police and court proceedings.
Access control in industrial sites and warehouses can be challenging with the constant movement of freight vehicles, heavy machinery, freight carried in and out, and the excessive number of employees in the facilities.
Utilizing highly trained professional industrial security guards to prevent unwanted intruders from accessing your industrial site will maintain stringent control over access points. Entrances, gatehouses, and checkpoints need to have security officers check every individual’s identification and keep reports and logs up to date either on paper or on a server when using guard tracking software incorporating real-time report submission.
If companies want to go one step further, they should invest in an automated access control system. Automated access control increases security immediately and saves time for security officers logging duties at entrances or checkpoints. Access cards help against criminals and stop employees from entering prohibited areas. If items are stolen, it is easy for management to see who was in that area.
Access control systems can also eliminate the use of keys. They can establish access permissions for different zones or areas of a site, and permissions can include assigning access days and times as well. Lost access cards can be immediately disabled without having to change locks.
General Tasks and Duties
Security officers can also help with general duties such as;
- Direct freight deliveries to the proper entrance or gate.
- Deal with guest or employee queries.
- Stop unwanted social behavior.
- Ensure that all safety protocols are heeded and followed.
- Report any found hazards.
- Help injured employees.
- Help guide staff to safety during an emergency.
- Call, guide, and assist Ambulance, Fire, and Police to the proper location.
Morgan Security understands that each industrial site, factory, or warehouse is different. They all have various risks and specifications depending on their size, inventory, type of warehouse, and the number of employees and hours of work. With years of experience and expertise in the industry, we know what needs to be protected, including freight, goods, property, assets, employees, and company data. Focusing on these will ensure your site or warehouse is safe and secure from all kinds of threats.
Morgan Security offers security services in all parts of Indiana and Illinois. For all industrial site and warehouse business inquiries, speak to an expert today by contacting us by email at [email protected] or call us now at 1-(219) 477 – 8724.
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