Many warehouses and distribution centres work on behalf of several brands and so it may be necessary to differentiate between the areas that individuals are allowed to access.
Installing electronic access control systems in warehouses also helps with health & safety and fire regulation compliance as they enable the arrival and departure times to be recorded of every individual entering and leaving your building. This also means you will have an accurate log of who is in the building at all times.
Most access control systems also offer additional features such as the functionality to be able to restrict access to specific areas of your building during set time periods. For example to prevent access at night or over a weekend. There is also a wide choice of access mechanisms including keypad, fob or card and biometrics.
The size and openness of warehouses and distribution centres, that may be operating on a 24hour basis, means that the opportunity for incidents involving theft of valuable products or equipment from business premises have increased.
Workplace theft can be quite a challenging issue to address, as work colleagues are immediately under suspicion and this can lead to undue tensions. It is therefore important to ensure access control restrictions help to deter theft.
It can also quite challenging to control access to a warehouse or distribution centre when there are so many vehicle movements and shift changes. Other issues include staff not following best practice security protocols such as sharing access codes, pass cards or access fobs!
Tecserv is an SSAIB approved installer and has distributor agreements with most of the leading manufacturers of access control systems and will be able to provide advice when choosing the right system. We also provide ongoing maintenance and advice to ensure your system and training procedures are effective.
Please note Tecserv only operate within the United Kingdom – any work outside of this region cannot be considered.