Government sources have reported that the extent of
thievery from goods in shipment ranges between $1.5
billion a year to $2.6 billion a year. They also confirm
that 85% of the stolen goods leave by the front gate.
Most of these losses appear under the category of
“inventory shortages”, but most experts agree that the
greatest trouble spot is at the dock, where the two most
common techniques employed are “overloading” and “shorting”
receipts. Due to these losses, industrial security has
become a vital element in not only surveillance operations,
but also in plant and warehouse layout activity.
While structural changes for existing buildings are
generally impractical, there are simple modifications that
can often be implemented that will supplement the physical
and electronic surveillance systems. When laying out new
plants and warehouses, security considerations can be
integrated in an overall plan, without interrupting the
proper flow and handling of materials with the right
arrangement of equipment and operations. The simple
suggestion that employee parking should not be permitted
near cargo-handling operations can result in a substantial
annual savings to a warehouse facility.
Our security specialists will be available to assist you in
any way that will improve your firm’s security. If you have
been experiencing “inventory shortages”, give us a call at
(telephone) and ask to speak with one of our security
analysts who will be happy to set up an appointment with you
to either inspect the existing premises or review your plans
for a new structure.
We do hope that you will take advantage of our expertise in
the area of industrial security.