A security incident in your warehouse can cripple your business because of its role in the supply chain. The most common security risks are burglaries and internal pilferage. But your warehouse could also be a target for saboteurs. Fire represents the worst risk because of the risk of total destruction. A robust security system installation is very crucial in mitigating these risks. However, it must have the necessary components working together for seamless security management. What are the essential components in a warehouse security setup?
1. Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras
Security system installers will install security cameras at all strategic points in and around your warehouse. Outdoor cameras are installed on walls, roofs, and poles to monitor access points such as doors, gates, and parking areas.
They can also be used for perimeter surveillance. Indoor cameras can monitor the warehouse from a central operations room. They are placed in strategic areas such as loading docks, storage rooms, and other high-risk zones.
Security monitoring software is necessary for managing security surveillance operations from your central operations room. It allows you to view live feeds of your cameras, monitor the status of your access control system, and view the history of incidents in your warehouse.
2. Access Control System
In a warehouse environment, it is important to have secure access control systems for different building areas. Access control is integral to a security system installation because it segregates different security areas and gives different access permissions to the people working in the warehouse. An access control system is useful for logging movements in and out of different areas. It becomes easier to do security audits when there is a security incident.
3. Fire Alarm System
A fire alarm system is vital in a warehouse because it can detect and sound the alarm when there is a fire. The alarm should be installed in all warehouse areas and should be connected to a monitoring station.
The fire alarm system must detect smoke, heat, and other fire indicators. It should also have a backup power supply if the building loses electricity. Fire training should also be part of the security setup to ensure everyone knows how to react when a fire breaks out, minimizing human harm and property damage.
4. Burglar Alarms
Burglar alarms are used to detect break-ins and attempted thefts inside the warehouse. They can be installed on doors, windows, skylights, and other entry points. These alarms work very well when coupled with security cameras since they quickly pinpoint the exact spot the threat is happening.
Are you concerned about your warehouse's security vulnerabilities? Talk to a security system installation service to learn more about your options.