Owning an industrial business comes with the responsibility to ensure everyone who works for you and what is inside your premises always remains safe and secure.
Whether you own a factory, warehouse or gatehouse on one site or over numerous locations, industrial security is essential if you want your company to succeed.
According to recent statistics, the UK manufacturing industry contributes £6.7 trillion to the economy. That said, it’s vital to consider hiring specialised security personnel who are trained in dealing with deterring thieves, vandals and keeping your premises safe.
Find out below what exactly industrial security is and how it can help you and your industrial business.
To ensure unauthorised persons never set foot on your premises, manned security guards are an effective way to not only spot potential trespassers, but to deter them.
Security guards provide a physical presence to prevent people from accessing entrances and keep watch of any individual who looks suspicious. ID passes can be manually checked, and inspections of bags and coats can be routinely checked as employees leave the building after business hours.
Perhaps the most consistently used and popular form of security techniques, CCTV cameras can be monitored remotely and from numerous points across locations. Cameras can be installed in places which would usually be hard to reach, as well as near entrances and exits to monitor access points.
CCTV can also provide evidence in court if a claim is made against you or to prove that someone has either attempted or carried out theft from your premises. Churchill Security has a dedicated CCTV surveillance team who can install and monitor cameras.
Carrying out frequent inspections, both planned and spontaneous, will provide extra peace of mind knowing that your stock and equipment is secure at the end of each day.
Car park inspections are also useful in checking that no vehicles have been broken into and potential congestion when entering and exiting the premises is kept to a minimum.
Security alarms can be useful for responding to incidents quicker and deter criminals from thinking twice about committing a crime.
Install alarms that will be suitable for your industrial business’ layout and make sure they are regularly serviced to prevent security being called out for a false alarm. Churchill Security are experts in installing alarms and can offer advice on what type is best for you.
Consider displaying warning signs around your workplace which indicate the fines for trespassing, theft, vandalism and dangerous equipment misuse. Make sure these are in places clearly visible and protected from the chances of being easily vandalised.
Installing sensory lights will provide added security, especially in the winter, when daylight is limited and when most thieves operate. These can be effective when intruders get close to access points – lights will surprise and deter them.
Make sure any controls and wires are well hidden underground or behind obstacles and that lights are installed at a height which won’t be easy to get to.
No matter how many employees you have, making sure you get passwords and access PINs updated every few months will decrease the chances of someone guessing one right and sabotaging your business by stealing possessions.
Even more important is updating passwords for computers and technology, due to the ever-increasing risk of hacking and cyber threats.
Security personnel who patrol your premises can be a highly effective form of industrial security, especially when you own warehouses, factories or gatehouse entrances over numerous locations.
Mobile patrols are available from Churchill Security and can access areas across the UK, even in remote places.
Since 1996, Churchill Support Services has provided industrial security solutions for businesses around the UK. To find out how our expert industrial security team can assist in delivering SIA-approved security solutions you can trust, call us today for a free, no obligation quote.