We hope it never happens to you because having your business broken into is probably one of your worst nightmares. It is, unfortunately, one of the most common external threats to your warehouse security. Thieves have been known to specifically target warehouses because of the high volume of stock and high value of the products stored within. It is therefore essential that you do all you can to reduce the likelihood of intruders to your warehouse and other business premises.
In this post, we’ll give you our top tips for minimising the risk of intruders.
1. Ensure your doors are secure
Doors are the biggest factor in securing your premises from intruders. Whatever type you choose, ensure doors on your warehouse are secure. Roller shutter doors can be made from a range of metals and styles and can offer a variety of other benefits to match your requirements.
2. Secure your windows
Unfortunately, doors aren’t the only potential way to breach the security of your premises. For ultimate security, consider your windows too. Security features you can choose from include internal removable or fixed window bars and collapsible gates. All of these are cost-effective ways of deterring intruders from even trying to break into your premises and with these things in place, it can at least hamper their attempts.
A more robust option to consider is external window security shutters which cover the glass window frames from the outside.
3. Get a security system
If you don’t have one already, consider having an electronic alarm system fitted. Ideally, this should be integrated into doors, windows, and all other access points. Simply having a system that sounds an alarm if unauthorised entry is attempted can be an effective deterrent on its own. The combination of the alarm sounding and any physical security you have, such as shutters or bars, may be enough to make any intruders think twice.
4. Service your doors regularly
Warehouse doors are in constant use and, when vehicle access points are used heavily, it can of course result in normal wear and tear. Therefore, we would always recommend that you have your industrial doors serviced annually to make sure they are as secure as they can be and are functioning well.
5. Install night lighting
Ensure you have good lighting around your premises to deter potential intruders. If the outside is well lit, there is nowhere to hide. Good lighting will also make all of your other security measures very obvious to a potential intruder and someone is much less likely to try to break in if they can see secure doors and windows.
In this post, we’ve looked at five ways to stop intruders from entering your warehouse.
If you’d like tailored advice to your own business premises and requirements, please just get in touch and let us know. We are always happy to offer bespoke quotations and advice on your industrial door and security needs.