Keeping Your Warehouse Safe on Holiday Weekends

While most of us good folks will be relaxing with family and friends during the upcoming holiday weekend, thieves are the ones who will be laboring. Closed warehouses are key targets during long weekends. Here are some tips to keep your facility safe on any holiday weekend…

  •  Check security alarm and surveillance systems to ensure proper working order.
  • Ensure batteries are fresh in exit doors and back-up cellular phones (used to maintain alarm reporting, if phone lines are compromised).
  • Perform perimeter checks and look at fencing or other types of barriers to ensure they are properly secured.
  • Check perimeter lighting to ensure lights are on and replace any non-working fixtures. Review timer so that lights come on while facility is closed.
  • Ensure company alarm call list is current and contains valid phone numbers. Require responsible persons to respond to all alarm calls, even when the system is suspected of malfunctioning.
  • Contact law enforcement and ask for additional patrols in the area.
  • Remove keys from all warehouse equipment (forklifts) and place in a secure location.