Shipping and Logistics Site Security
Warehousing, shipping, and logistics industries operate with a considerable staff, individuals, vehicles coming and going, and the movement of stock and freight throughout the day. Vandalism and theft are two main security risks to storage and distribution centers. With that said, warehouse security and logistics site security is crucial to stop and deter theft, vandalism, or other criminal acts. Robust and strategic security measures must be implemented to adequately secure these facilities. Before any security measures are approved and executed, warehouses must have a security assessment by an experienced security firm such as Morgan Security.
Warehouse Access Control
Warehouses typically operate 24/7, with vehicles entering and leaving at all times, so all staff, assets, and storage goods are susceptible to security risks. Implementing security protocols and procedures in these facilities requires incorporating the latest alarm and CCTV technologies, visible employee identification cards, proper internal and exterior lighting, like well-lit doors, perimeters, and the use of onsite security officers. Provisioning onsite security officers is an instant deterrent to criminals. Not to mention that CCTV cameras don’t catch all angles and have blind spots. Security officers’ foot and mobile patrols eliminate these risks.
Morgan Security officers are trained to observe and record who and what enters and exits the building or site in their reports. Report data can include the individual’s credentials, vehicle information, license plate number, and any data the security deems relevant. The data acquired by security officers allows them to locate visitors, either while still on the site in an emergency or later after they have left if an issue occurs. Security officers should be stationed at all gates, entrances, and exit checkpoints.
Using a visitor’s pass will also help security officers gather information on guests, including the name of the person who has authorized the visit, the status of the visitor, and their business while on the site. For security, all visitors should be escorted and not allowed to roam the premises independently.
One of the most sensitive tasks that security officers have is dealing with the issue of the removal of items from sites. Staff and other individuals routinely leave facilities with tablets, laptops, and briefcases.
Warehouse management must determine what steps are necessary to protect their property. In a security risk assessment, Morgan Security works with the administration to ensure the proper approved protocols and procedures are set in place for security officers to follow. Protocols also need to be in place for individuals or truckers continuously dropping off goods or leaving with goods from the loading docks.
Morgan Security is the premier source for warehouse and logistics site security services across Indiana and Illinois. To book your warehouse shipping or logistic security assessment Email [email protected] or Call 1-(219) 477 – 8724 Morgan Security today.