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5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Security System

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 26, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Warehouse security system verifiedWarehouses and distribution centres often pose a unique challenge for traditional security systems. With their often massive size and complex layout, vulnerabilities often occur that can expose your inventory to not only external threats such as break-ins but internal threats such as employee theft.

We’ve come up with 5 solid ways you can increase security in your warehouse or distribution centre, and protect your valuable inventory and assets from theft and vandalism.

Screen Employees

Conduct employee screening prior to hiring, including a criminal background check. This will help you discover any high-risk applicants with a history that could contribute to inventory theft. It immediately alleviates some of the risks.  A thorough background check will also verify employment history, education, and references, giving you a better opportunity to make informed hiring decisions.

Limit Access

A managed access control system prevents unauthorized persons from accessing restricted areas on your site.  You are able to control the level of access for each employee while restricting access to non-employees at the same time.  By implementing this system, you'll be reducing the amount of traffic, and therefore the risk, of theft or vandalism, simply by limiting the amount of employees and customers who have access to the area.  This is an effective method for protecting secure data, "hot products" often sold on the street, or even small items that are easily pocketed, such as office supplies or merchandise.  It's also an effective method of restricting criminals who may attempt to walk into unlocked store rooms or offices to grab cash, employee items, or your products and goods, as it adds an extra security measure they need to overcome.

CCTV Monitoring

You may have already installed a CCTV surveillance system. It’s important to be sure you are also monitoring it on a regular basis.  It is ideal to have multiple Video Screens around your facility; in the lunchroom, general office etc., so there can be as many eyes as possible watching what is going on around your facility. Thieves will be quick to discover an outdated monitoring system, its weaknesses, blind spots, or one that is not monitored often.  

Secure Valuables

While your entire inventory is valuable, keep “hot products” or “in-demand” items of higher value, in a separate and secure area. You can also restrict access to these items by using the same managed access system in a lockable area and also ensure you are closely monitoring this area regularly.

Verified Security

When using our unique verified security technology, one Sonitrol sensor can cover 5,000 square feet. Strategically placed audio sensors provide floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall coverage — ideal for distribution centres and warehouses of any size. Combine this with a verified CCTV system that is monitored 24/7, and you can have a specifically tailored security system to meet the needs of warehouses and distribution centres.

Our modular, fully integrated solution can include verified audio intrusion detection, managed access control, verified CCTV video surveillance, fire detection, and 24/7 central station monitoring by trained professionals.

Why Is Sonitrol is the Best Security Solution for Warehouse & Distribution Centres


  • Our Sonitrol Warehouse and Distribution Centre Security Solution, doesn't just record break-ins and theft, we also immediately alert the police and because we are a verified system we get a prompt police response.  Since 1977 Police have apprehended over 172,000 criminals in the act at Sonitrol protected sites.  

  • Unlike conventional motion sensor alarms, our unique Sonitrol Active Audio Solution is not blocked by racking and pallets detecting break in attempts from roof or wall before entry is gained..

  • Our unique Sonavision Solution verified video, monitors the perimeter and interior of the Warehouse and Distribution Centre and is activated by highly sensitive audio, motion and heat controls to detect thieves.

  • Our verified Warehouse and Distribution Centre security solution is better than having expensive guards, who can sleep through the night or even leave the site, so we have developed programmable video guard tours as an alternate solution.

  • We can give video access for your own supervision (WCB compliant), so you can record shipments and deliveries and watch job progress and day-to-day work.

  • We provide full security using active audio and Sonavision.

Armed with these tools and ideas, we hope you can upgrade and improve your current security solution to protect your valuable inventory and give you total peace of mind. We can conduct a comprehensive and in-depth evaluation of your Warehouse and Distribution Centre to ensure you are effectively protecting your business from both internal and external threats.  Give us a call at 1.866.766.4876 and contact us today for a free security plan!

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About Sonitrol Western Canada

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately.  FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876 - We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America serving clients across Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon.   

Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection.  Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user, but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.

Topics: Security Tips, Verified Security Alarms, Security for Warehouses & Manufacturing

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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