When most folks hear the term “asset protection,” they likely think of loss prevention in the context of retail environments. However, asset protection has many different forms. Large commercial properties like warehouses, construction sites, and factories also have asset protection needs. If you own, operate, or work in a warehouse or other large commercial space, you need to know how to deter crime and theft on your property. Here are three asset protection tips for warehouse owners and employees to ensure that your property is safe and secure.
1. Know Your Assets
It is difficult to protect your valuables if you do not know precisely what you have. Keep an up-to-date inventory list so that you can easily find out if something has gone missing. Be aware of what pieces of property are high-risk targets. Inform your security team about any items that are of significant concern, and keep them abreast of any changes in location, storage protocol, and more. Industry-specific events such as a rise in the value of certain metals or pieces of equipment can increase the chances that thieves will target your property, so make sure to keep your security team aware of these events.
2. Secure Your Perimeter
A secure perimeter is often the first thing that can deter criminals or stop them in their tracks. While you may have a formidable fence, your perimeter is only as secure as its weakest point. Careless employees or visitors can leave your gates unlocked or propped open, rendering your barriers completely useless. Security guards from CES Security are trained to ensure that your perimeter is secure, checking locks and gates as they patrol your property. Mobile patrol officers will look for broken fence sections, unlocked doors, and other things that can compromise your facility’s security.
3. Hire Mobile Security Guards
One of the best measures you can take to improve your warehouse’s security is to hire mobile security guards. Many large properties benefit from having guards that use vehicles to aid their patrols, and warehouses are no exception. Mobile security guards can cover your entire property, keeping watch for suspicious activity and acting as a visual deterrent for thieves and trespassers. CES Security’s mobile security guards are trained to look for unusual activity, deter crime, report crime and emergencies to the proper authorities, and keep your business safe. Regardless of the size of your warehouse, guards from CES Security can bolster your asset protection efforts and keep your perimeter secure.
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Since opening in 1975, we have been committed to serving businesses in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Our values include proactive communication, honesty, reliability, and quality. We also believe in paying unparalleled attention to detail, no matter which service you require us to provide.
Our services include the following: professional security teams for permanent, temporary, emergency and rapid-response support; around-the-clock patrols and management attention; concierge and hospitality staffing; and a dedicated mobile patrol service with associated staffing. Contact us for a free, professional consultation today! Call 443-471-7000. Don’t forget to follow us on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!