While shipping containers can be a great option for getting your items to vendors and customers, they can also serve as great storage units for your business. If you are going to use them for permanent storage on your company property, there are a few steps you'll want to take to make sure they are secure. Here are just a few options to consider.
Secure In Ground
If you know that you'll be using one or more containers for long-term storage, consider securing them in the ground. A well-organized group of thieves can make off with an entire shipping container with the right truck and equipment and securing the containers in the ground is one way to combat that potential problem. This task can be accomplished with the use of anchors, which are buried into the ground and connected to your container. You can also choose to create a concrete foundation around the containers to keep them in place.
Even when your container is anchored into the ground, it can be susceptible to break-ins. Adding a lockbox built specifically for shipping containers can make it more difficult to access the contents inside. Unlike traditional padlocks, these boxes bolt onto the door of the container. This makes them more difficult to break or tamper with. They typically require a key to open, but some use combinations instead. You can have the lock painted to match the container, so it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the metal on the door.
Wireless Motion Lights
Installing motion lights can be tricky if the container isn't located close to your building, however, you can install wireless motion lights to help scare away would-be burglars. These lights are battery-powered, and they can be used in conjunction with security cameras to create a complete protection system for your shopping containers. Place the lights above the doors to each container, but also consider placing additional lights in between the containers. The space between two shipping containers can give thieves cover from cameras, but the additional lighting may be enough to scare them off in some cases.
If your business has an alarm or access control system, consider partnering with your monitoring company for additional ways to protect your containers. You may be able to connect them to your main security alarms o alert you whenever someone attempts to open the doors without access.
For more information, contact a company like Go Containers.