Transport & Logistics - Supply Chain
Overview of security systems for logistics and distribution companies
STANLEY can support you at any level; from a single sub-system need to provision and ongoing support of a full, integrated security system. Logistics security systems and distribution security systems play a vital role in supply chain security.
Whether at site, or enterprise, level, the aim for protection should be seamless security systems integration across all aspects of the operation. It is often useful to break-down the initial considerations and development of a systems-based approach into six areas. In sum these encompass the totality of protection requirements for the people and assets involved.
- Perimeter Security Management
- Restricted Areas Access Control
- Personal Attack Considerations – particularly gatehouses, goods in transit
- Visitor Management
- Monitoring/Tracking of the goods in/storage/despatch cycle
- General or Specific CCTV surveillance and recording
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Integrated security systems
Maximisation of integration of the sub-systems required to protect a premise is the key to successful security control.
Various integration platforms provide differing levels of user-friendliness, intelligence and sub-system connectivity. They act as a common interface through which access control, CCTV, intruder and related sub-systems report and can be managed. This is the best way to optimise security effectiveness and productivity within the security management function. It also ensures that all resources are mobilised to their fullest when an incident occurs and archives the vital data necessary when post-incident investigations and follow-up audits are made. This can be valuable for other business purposes, health & safety, for example – in addition to the core security role.
A vital element in supply chain security
The power and data-handling capacity of these integration tools, combined with the options available in today’s networked world, permits centralised monitoring and control not only of a single site, but also, where larger organisations require it, across multiple sites (including internationally). The ability to hand over the CCTV surveillance of an entire estate to a dedicated, remote monitoring centre outside business hours, for example, brings major efficiencies and can enhance rather than compromise security levels at these times. Systems usually exhibit greater vigilance and lower costs than traditional guarding services-based strategies.
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