A warehouse provider can promise you all the bells and whistles, from lean warehousing solutions to the latest inventory management technology, but what value do these things really hold if you can’t trust that your inventory is secure?
Whether you have short- or long-term storage needs, you should be able to rest assured, knowing your inventory is safe and protected at all times. That’s why a smart, robust warehouse security system is absolutely essential to preventing theft and safeguarding your inventory.
Why Security is So Important
Regardless of how much insurance is maintained, loss of inventory as a result of warehouse theft or negligence can be a very costly and unpleasant thing to go through. The FBI reports that only about 31.4% of stolen cargo in the U.S. is ever recovered. You shouldn’t have to worry about loss or damage to your goods due to a lack of strong and comprehensive warehouse security measures.
Your inventory should be safe and protected at all times. That’s why it’s vital that you can rely on your warehouse provider to store your goods and products in a facility with the highest standards of security, with state-of-the-art warehouse theft prevention systems in place. These include 24-hour alarm systems, video monitoring technology, and coordinated security patrols. At Bridgetown Trucking, we offer these security measures and more, in addition to providing you technology that allows you to directly monitor your inventory data in real-time.
Essential Security Measures to Protect your Inventory
Nearly all warehouse storage facilities promise some level of security, but not all warehouse security systems are created equal. It’s important to understand what specific security measures are in place before entrusting a storage facility with your valuable inventory.
Here are some important security features to look for:
Round-The-Clock Video Monitoring
Because they need to be able to store large quantities of products and goods at any given time, warehouses are often vast, sprawling facilities. This makes the use of cameras and video monitoring an essential component of any effective warehouse security system.
Here are some key features to consider when evaluating your storage provider’s video monitoring system:
- 24/7 monitoring and recording
- Retention of recordings
- Remote (cell-connected) access
- Camera resolution
- Alarm system integration
Regular, coordinated security patrols are an essential component of warehouse security. At Bridgetown Trucking, our yards are patrolled by professional security personnel during closed hours to ensure the highest level of inventory protection. In addition, all of our employees are TSA certified and have Security Threat Assessment (STA) numbers.
There’s no question that technology has revolutionized warehouse security practices with video monitoring and smart security systems. That said, fencing, walls, secure access points, strategic lighting, and other physical elements remain important aspects of warehouse security and these measures should not be overlooked.
Client Access to Monitoring Tools
Being able to access your inventory data is an important feature of security, in addition to inventory management. We offer inventory accountability to all of our clients, using the latest warehouse management software. In addition to regular monthly reports, this allows you quick and easy access to all of your individual data in real-time, 24/7.
Looking for a safe, secure location to store your goods?
At Bridgetown Trucking, we’re committed to protecting your inventory with the highest level of security. All of our facilities in Portland and St. Louis are equipped with 24/7 state-of-the-art video monitoring with 30+ day retention, cell-connected security systems, and regularly patrolled yards. Our facilities also meet Customs bonded and TSA compliance standards and all of our employees are TSA-certified.