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Warehouse Security and Efficiency

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Aug 31, 2018 1:00:00 PM

As little as a decade ago, warehouses were seen as a quite separate entity within the overall supply chain. They were intended merely for storage of merchandise until it was transported to its final destination. In recent years, however, the business community has become aware of the true potential of a properly optimised, state of the art warehouse to both safeguard assets and improve efficiency. 

At Contact Fire & Security, we work closely with technology providers to deliver integrated warehouse solutions which go far beyond simply providing a convenient and secure storage facility. Used in conjunction with more established security equipment such as CCTV and alarm technology, the systems we install can be used to fully optimise warehouse security and enhance vital operational functions including stock management, workflow, and order fulfilment. 

While what works most effectively will of course vary, we find that the following strategies for improving both security and efficiency will be beneficial in most warehouse settings. 

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Tags: Warehouse Security, Security, Risk Assessment

Is Your Business Secure - Warehouse Security Checklist

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Jul 25, 2018 11:38:00 AM

Achieving optimum security for your business requires a methodical approach which addresses a number of key elements, both in terms of the characteristics of the building itself and the way in which your business operates. A successful security strategy will utilise a range of different technologies and techniques to create an integrated system which is able to respond and adapt to security issues and threats on an ongoing basis. 

While the specific warehouse security challenges your business faces will require a degree of prioritisation, during our many years in the industry we have identified a number of issues which have proved to be all but universal. In order to help you ensure that none of these are overlooked in your own warehouse security strategy, we've put together this straightforward, informative checklist. 

 

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Tags: Risk Assessment, Security, Warehouse Security

Reduce False Alarms from your Monitored Intrusion or Fire System

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Jul 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM

False alarms undermine the reliability of your warehouse fire and security system, and can lead to financial losses due to the cost of actioning an appropriate response and potential disruptions to productivity. Therefore, while false alarms will always remain a possibility, it is advisable to minimise instances of this type to the greatest possible extent. 

To assist you in implementing an effective false alarm prevention strategy, we have identified the following core concerns for you to consider while designing, updating or reviewing your own warehouse security system. 

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Tags: Fire Alarms, Fire Prevention, Security, CFS

What Fire Prevention Safety Equipment Does My warehouse Need

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on May 1, 2018 10:31:26 AM

Equipping and managing a warehouse in order to deliver optimal fire prevention and safety levels requires a broad approach which employs a varied mix of technologies, strategies, and procedures. These include fire recognition and prevention solutions such as fire alarms/pagers and air sampling equipment, fire risk assessments, and fire suppression technology.

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Tags: Warehouse Security, Security, CFS, Fire Prevention, Fire Alarms, Risk Assessment

Contact Fire and Security’s Advice for Warehouse Safety

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Mar 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Workforce safety should be the first priority of all employers. This is especially true in a warehouse environment, where hazards such as heavy machinery, industrial racking and step ladders all have the potential to contribute to serious accidents. Safeguarding employees to the greatest extent possible is in everybody's interests.

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Tags: CCTV, Security, Warehouse Security

The Benefits of Integrated Fire Protection and Security Systems

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Mar 2, 2018 1:55:19 PM

In recent decades, information technology has been one of the key driving forces behind a revolutionary improvement in the capabilities of advanced fire and security systems. As the performance and functionality of individual technology types has improved, so too has their capability to operate in unison with one another. By harnessing this potential for connectivity between devices, the industry has been able to develop a more 'joined up' or 'holistic' approach to building protection which can be summarized by the term 'fire and security integration'.

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Tags: Warehouse Security, CCTV, Security

Warehouse Security Buying Guide

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Feb 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In an ideal world, businesses and organisations would be able to store stock, equipment, and other valuable items with minimal security. In reality, we all understand that threats such as organised crime, opportunistic theft, and vandalism mean that any warehouse needs to be protected by an effective security system.

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Tags: Warehouse Security, Security

Employee Theft - How to Prevent Shrinkage

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Feb 1, 2018 11:22:00 AM

While shrinkage is often viewed as primarily a concern for retail operations, the issue can actually affect almost any business. After all, even businesses which do not hold any stock (for example in the service sector) can suffer due to theft of valuable equipment by staff.

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Tags: CCTV, Security, Warehouse Security

Contact Fire & Security FAQs

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Jan 9, 2018 1:43:11 PM

 

Fire safety and security tips from Contact Fire & Security

Prospective and existing clients often come to us for advice regarding many different aspects of fire safety and security. While we are always more than happy to help, and welcome any enquiry via phone, email or social media, to save time we've prepared answers to the key questions we most commonly receive. If you do not find the information you're looking for, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either in the comments or via any of the methods mentioned above.

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Tags: CFS, Security, FAQS