Keeping track of assets at your property is crucial. This is especially true if you operate a warehouse, truck yard, or other such site. If you are in the business of storing and distributing assets, it’s crucial that you are able to keep track of them at all times. Otherwise, you could have significant issues.
For instance, if you aren’t aware of the location of everything at your warehouse, this will make distribution incredibly difficult. When it comes time to load a truck or ship out an order, you will need to spend time trying to find the right assets.
Not only is this costly and time consuming, but it leaves open the opportunity for error as well. If you accidentally ship the incorrect product, or aren’t able to ship on time because you’re looking for the right assets, this can be incredibly detrimental to your business.
The same is true if you are running a truck yard. With so many trailers and containers on site, it can be incredibly difficult to keep them all organized unless you have a strong distribution and logistics management system in place.
Live remote monitoring can help your business keep track of trailers, manage inventory, ensure that assets are not lost, and much more.
Understanding Live Remote Monitoring
A live remote monitoring system is a powerful tool that can keep a property running smoothly and efficiently. The system uses cameras, two-way speakers, and various other tools to allow remote agents to monitor a property. The result is a safer property that can operate more efficiently.
For instance, when trucks enter the property, drivers must check in at the gates. They will show their identification to the live monitoring cameras and agents will verify that they are who they say they are and that they are authorized to enter.
Agents will also review the manifests and record information about the truck (license plates, trailer numbers, etc.). Once the manifest information has been matched to the trailer number in the system, the agent will then assign the driver a parking space.
Using the live cameras, the security team can verify that the driver has parked in the correct spot. If they have not, agents can use two-way speakers to correct them. This ensures that it’s always known what is in each trailer and where each trailer is parked.
If the contents of the trailer are removed, agents can track them using the cameras and supervise them as they move throughout the facility, updating records as needed.
Trailers and individual containers can also be equipped with GPS transmitters, which make it possible to automatically track everything as it moves around the property.
Not only does this system ensure that nothing is ever lost or misplaced, but it also ensures accuracy when trailers are repacked and driven off the site. There will be no more frantic searches looking for certain assets and no more incorrect or late deliveries. Your business will operate more efficiently and with less stress and the reputation of your company will be boosted.
Other Strengths of Video Monitoring Systems
In addition to distribution and logistics, live remote monitoring systems offer many other benefits to warehouses, truck yards, and other such properties. One way they help businesses is by providing security.
Trained security agents are watching 24/7, so they can spot suspicious situations and react to them before they become serious crimes. This is often done by using the two-way speaker system.
Live monitoring systems tend to be more effective than traditional onsite security guards since monitoring agents can see an entire property at once, which isn’t usually possible with guards.
Live remote video monitoring is a powerful and cost-effective alternative to security guards.
The monitoring team can also spot safety and protocol violations, such as individuals not wearing proper safety equipment or not operating according to company procedures. In these instances, agents will communicate with the site directly using two-way speakers, but they will also provide footage of the incidents to company management.
If additional training is necessary, this footage can be very useful.
For more information on live remote monitoring systems and how they can help with distribution and logistics as well as in many other areas, please do not hesitate to contact Birdseye Security Solutions today.