Warehouses serve a crucial role for businesses across Canada but they bring security issues that must be addressed. Each year, warehouse theft costs hundreds of millions of preventable dollars for Canadian businesses. They’re seen as a soft target, and criminals won’t take long to figure out if a warehouse isn’t protected.
If you’re a business owner that needs to store goods, equipment or other items in a warehouse, are you investing enough in your warehouse security? It’s important for the following reasons:
- It keeps employees safe from crime
- It prevents theft and damage to products
- If delivers a timely and appropriate response in emergencies
- It delivers peace of mind for business owners
Case Study: Warehouse Security for Best Buy
Blackbird Security currently provides professional security services for some of Canada’s largest retailers. One of our proudest partnerships is with electronics giant Best Buy, working with their store and facility teams. Alongside store level uniformed security guards and loss prevention officers, we also handle the vital work of warehouse security at the Best Buy Distribution Centre in Langley, BC, and concierge services at their corporate head office in Burnaby, BC.
Each of our warehouse security team members undergo OFA-2 (Occupational First Aid) certification, as well as extensive training in report writing, computer skills, CCTV monitoring and incident de-escalation. They have quickly become key members of the team, assisting with access control, crowd management, foot patrols, gatehouse services, CCTV monitoring and handling phone/email requests – all while ensuring the facility remains safe and secure at all times.
In addition to these important duties, Best Buy has taken a pro-active approach to employee health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have entrusted Blackbird Security with ensuring on-site COVID-19 policies and procedures are followed to the letter. Our security guards take charge of administering the COVID-19 questionnaire, performing temperature checks, and delivering physical distancing reminders. It’s been our pleasure performing this important work.
Partner with Us for Warehouse Security
If your warehouse is considering hiring security guards to implement Covid-19 safety measures or help keep your warehouse secure, don’t hesitate to reach out. We provide security services to businesses all across BC, Alberta, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan.