While that question might have caught your attention, sensual security might not be what you think it is. Let me explain – from the beginning …
Cargo Theft Crime Statistics
In the Uniform Crime Report on Cargo Theft for 2014 (the most recent year available), the FBI reports that 442 of the 581 cargo theft cases were against businesses. That means businesses bore the damage of 76% of these crimes for the year. These crimes accounted for more than $32 million dollars of property stolen of which just over $7.5 million was recovered. The recovery rate is less than 25% and of the property recovered, there is a good likelihood that some will be damaged or unusable.
The Uniform Crime Reporting definition for cargo theft, created in 2006:
“The criminal taking of any cargo including, but not limited to, goods, chattels, money, or baggage that constitutes, in whole or in part, a commercial shipment of freight moving in commerce, from any pipeline system, railroad car, motor truck, or other vehicle, or from any tank or storage facility, station house, platform, or depot, or from any vessel or wharf, or from any aircraft, air terminal, airport, aircraft terminal or air navigation facility, or from any intermodal container, intermodal chassis, trailer, container freight station, warehouse, freight distribution facility, or freight consolidation facility. For purposes of this definition, cargo shall be deemed as moving in commerce at all points between the point of origin and the final destination, regardless of any temporary stop while awaiting transshipment or otherwise.”
Security to prevent theft
Parking lots and garages accounted for the location of 205 of the thefts. Manufacturers and logistics companies, especially, know the challenges of maintaining security of large shipments of goods and products. It’s a tough job and is always part of conversations about profits and losses. Security is a given and the first thought consumers have about securing parking lots and garages include images of …
- Surveillance video security cameras
- Access control
- Automatically locking doors
- Window and door alarms
- High fences
- Maybe even bars and security gates
These are all good options, but not inclusive as far as Conzer Security is concerned. Every situation must be considered on its own unique elements and what is appropriate in some situation is not necessarily best for another.
There are additional options that might not be as commonly considered by most, but very effective in given situations. These options are sensory – in that they detect things we might, as humans, be aware of through our own individual senses:
- Motion detectors – These can be light or sound alarms that are triggered by movement within the range of view.
- Fiber optic devices – Often used on a fence or perimeter barrier, these devices detect vibrations coming from activity such as someone climbing a fence, opening a gate, or walking in a controlled space.
- Temperature controls and detectors – Many industries use materials and products that are sensitive to rising or falling temperatures. These are triggered when temperatures are above or below a set temperature.
- Moisture control and detection devices – Like temperature, some materials or products can be moisture-sensitive. When the humidity of a space rises or falls out of a specified range, alerts are sent.
- Gas and smoke alarms – The presence of smoke or unwanted gases trigger alerts and alarms when these devices are present.
Whatever the parameters of your materials and products, you can be assured that Conzer Security has the type and scope of security solution you need, as well as the expertise to help you effectively implement the system. The Conzer difference is that the solution is tailored to meet your unique situation.
It makes common sense to use technology to detect issues and solve problems in your facility. Contact Conzer Security today to find out how we can keep your business safe and secure.