Most perimeters that need effective security to guard against unwanted intrusion are fences and walls. These are usually on the outermost edge of the site involved. From secure vehicle compounds to scrap metal yards, from power plants to prisons and more, the outer perimeter fence or wall is the first line of defence.
There are some facilities, however, that need an additional and equally important detection system on the inside of buildings which are contained within a perimeter fence/wall.
A prime example is distribution warehousing.
Warehouses are a common target for theft as they can house a wide variety of goods, often of high value such as electronic items, pharmaceuticals, clothing and alcohol. The warehouse units are usually well constructed using sturdy, proven materials but even so, determined thieves can find a way to break through a roof, doors or even the walls. There have been many news articles exemplifying this. Notable ones include:
- theft of $75 million worth of prescription drugs from a pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield Connecticut. Thieves gained entry through the warehouse roof. Full story from CNN here.
- theft of £250,000 worth of trainers from a storage warehouse in Manchester, England. Thieves broke throught the warehouse walls. More on this UK story.
However, if there is an interior intrusion detection system fitted within the warehouse which covers these potential points of entry, then any attempt at break-in can be quickly identified and tackled. Thus the chances of preventing theft and the potential, sizeable consequential financial losses can be improved.
Warehouse Interior Intrusion Detection
The Flexiguard™ Warehouse System was designed and developed in-house here at Advanced Perimeter Systems Limited especially for the distribution warehouse sector. Over the years this dedicated, interior intrusion detection system has proven its worth many times over for retailers and distributors of consumer goods.
A good example is mentioned in our warehouse intrusion detection page where a major UK retailing chain wanted to protect the walls and roofs of its giant-sized warehousing facilities. Each of the warehouse buildings was the equivalent of a full soccer pitch in ground level surface area! What’s more, the client required some special modifications for their own, bespoke security monitoring methods. We supplied our Flexiguard™ Warehouse System along with non-standard analysers.
If you are involved in the distribution and storage sector and would like to improve the interior intrusion detection of your warehouse, you will need to assess and plan things carefully. That is where we can help. Just download our warehouse detection planning guide (pdf) to identify the key elements and then contact us with the relevant information.
Read more about our work in the warehouse security sector and learn how we have helped some of Europe’s biggest retail names with our warehouse intrusion detection systems.