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Top Tips to Prevent Warehouse Theft

Warehouses are supposed to be a safe haven for resting cargo. If you’ve got trustworthy storage options with a reputable 3PL- then you’re golden. Still, it’s important not to be naive. According to reports, warehouse theft is the highest-value for burglars due to the bulk amount of products in one location with 90% of theft occurring at locations that lacks security.

How can you make sure your goods are well-armed in storage? Here are some helpful tips to consider.

Stock up on the surveillance cameras

Nothing is more deterring than a handful of cameras set up outside the premises. In fact, it’s worthwhile to invest in cameras for use in highly trafficked areas of a warehouse, such as exits, set up to face doorways. Cameras are the most common way in which thieves are ultimately caught. Even adding a few around the parking lot can be handy for catching a suspect’s license plate and provide other distinguishing features regarding a questionable vehicle.

Other security equipment that makes a difference

Cameras and alarms go hand in hand.  Did you know that warehouses lacking an alarm system are 4.57 times more likely to get hit by thieves?

Install a gate around the premises to bulk up security measures and make it more difficult for thieves to get in and out. Keep landscaping to a minimum to make it easier to monitor everything going on everywhere on the property. And, install proper lighting throughout, whether it’s inside, outside or in the parking lot to make it impossible for thieves to find shady coverage.

Partner with a 3PL that offers top-of-the-line warehousing

If you just don’t have the budget or the time to secure your own warehouse, consider partnering with a reputable 3PL in your region.

Many companies offer warehousing and storage solutions that are well-outfitted to keep out unwanted visitors. You can talk with a 3PL that you like and take a look at what they offer, making sure to ask questions about their security measures.

Reputable 3PLs have been in the game for a long time, and have in depth experience when it comes to combating thieves and protecting their clients cargo.

Courtney L.
April 13, 2018
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