Given the number of products that pass through them every day, warehouses are fertile grounds for burglars and vandals. These practices can only be curbed, or at least reduced, by strong policies. If you are a warehouse owner or manager, here are some helpful tips:
Staff management is important
All employers like to believe that their personnel is trustworthy. In reality, most major thefts require the participation of at least one inside man. Implement staff management policies that safeguard your goods. Run extensive background checks before hiring anybody. Furthermore, use a multi-worker system to ensure that no one person is left alone with valuable products.
Shipping and receiving sectors need constant monitoring
Theft, losses, and product mishandling mostly happen at intake, or when goods are being shipped out. With detailed shipping logs, you know how much product to expect. By taking inventory frequently and comparing them to the logs, you know if any packages are missing. Hiring a couple of security guards to monitor these sectors is another way to shore up security.
Storage areas require added security
Avoiding theft and product mishandling at intake is just the first step. Once these products get to the storage, they are vulnerable again. Your storage area needs to be burglar-proof; ensure that there are no easy entry/exit points. If you store valuable goods in your warehouse, look into employing round-the-clock security guards to keep them secure.
If you are a business owner in Texas and you require the services of professional security guards, look no further than Western Eagle Security. We have been providing security services to businesses, commercial properties, and residential apartments in Texas for the past decade. Contact us now at 281-496-6800.
Many people tend to assume security guards are only for the big events, like concerts or conventions. That’s false, because our security guards are trained for any kind of situation. While we’ve talked about personal security before, there are other areas that could benefit from having security present.
One of them is the office! If you work in finance, or with any kind of sensitive materials in general, it tends to put people at ease if they know there’s a visible security presence around. These security guards don’t have to sit in your office or anything either; they can take up residence in the main lobby and make sure nobody dangerous comes in. In this situation, they are quite literally the first line of defense.
Factory security guards operate under the same idea. Since a lot of factories are spread out, and therefore would make constant patrolling difficult, the most optimal security is usually done with camera work. It’s still a lot of monitoring, and decisions usually have to be made on the fly. Security guards would also keep an eye on the workers, and go over the appropriate safety measures in case of a threat.
It’s a sad reality, but many public schools these days do need security guards. Security guards working in schools do everything from making sure students are wearing ID badges to monitoring lunchtimes in the cafeteria to breaking up fights between students when they happen. This particular security job means being on alert the entire school day, including periods when there aren’t any students in the building. It can be somewhat intense, because there aren’t times when they can slip away to look at a camera, unlike the other two mentioned.
In any case, while concerts and conventions will likely always retain the highest need for security guards, it’s definitely possible to hire a security guard for any other kind of situation you find yourself in.
Western Eagle can provide security for any kind of setting – you name it. Whether it’s apartment complexes, schools, or even convention centers, our teams are ready for any property. What you may not know about us is that we also provide personal security. That is, we can go as general as walking around the perimeter of your property or as specific as bodyguard work. You might think that this is an extreme, but in today’s world, you can never be too careful.
Say, for instance, that you have a stalker. Before, these kind of people usually had to put a lot of work into finding out where the object of their affections lived. They literally had to stalk people from place to place. Now, with the advent of the internet, it’s very easy to google someone and find right away where they live. Suddenly, they just got a lot scarier, didn’t they? Rest assured, it’s just as easy and quick to get a security team out to your property and instruct them on who they absolutely cannot let onto the property. With the advent of the internet, security threats have gone up, but so has security protection.
The above example may seem extreme, but it does happen.
Facebook and other social media companies have actually advised people not to say that they’re going on vacation for whatever period of time online. Why? It’s because so many people have public profiles, and thieves can run a process where they look for people who say that they’re going on vacation. They now know where all the empty houses are, and to ignore any lights that might still be on. A good way to protect yourself against that? Get a security team to monitor your house while you’re away on vacation! Sure, you have a burglar alarm, but who wants to wake up to a call from the alarm company saying that there’s an issue in your house? You’d rather wake up to a call from Western Eagle saying that everything is under control, right?
Suddenly, personal protection doesn’t sound like a bad idea, right? It is important that you know how to take the smaller security steps, like keeping your personal information off the Internet and making sure your house has adequate locks and alarm systems. When you need something bigger though, call Western Eagle Security and sit down with us.