The theft of goods has affected almost all industries, from paper products to televisions. Experts estimate that theft of goods and equipment costs 30-50 billion dollars a year worldwide. Today, security is a necessity; As the country takes increased security measures, the transport industry must be prepared. The transport industry naturally places goods in a more vulnerable environment than when they are at the sender or recipient’s. This does not mean that you have the goods in stock; You can’t put security, install light or CCTV or build a fence around your cargo. Expensive freight traffic is carried out by motorway and sea, freight and container companies increasingly require equipment for day-to-day and physical safety, as well as new tracking equipment. New safety procedures and rising insurance costs also encourage companies to protect their fleet of cars. Prior to September 11, companies locked up and sealed only a few goods deemed high-quality, considering theft a fee for doing business. Today, many security-care companies have taken action to combat the theft of their equipment and products. These safety procedures range from “low-tech” physical safety equipment to “high-tech” surveillance equipment. These devices are becoming increasingly available, allowing businesses to develop security programs that include one or both security features and significantly reduce the number of thefts in their companies.
Physical safety decisions
High-security locks and seals are no longer a luxury for transport companies. Physical protection has become an effective tool to prevent theft of goods within the framework of transport industry security programs. Companies that use high-quality hanging locks, locks with squeer, air-sleeved locks and sealed security locks effectively prevent cargo theft.
Choosing a physical safety device, the company must take into account its fleet, equipment and employees. Security locks need to be quality and flexible to meet business needs.
High-security padlocks must be able to withstand physical attacks and be chosen. These locks must also withstand the harsh conditions in which containers and trailers are located. These padlocks should also be easy to use so that the company can create a flexible system while ensuring that its equipment is as secure as possible. The characteristics of a good lock with a high degree of protection allow the use of master keys systems and limited passageways, which limits the possibility of unauthorized copying of keys.
Businesses should not only protect the rear doors of trailers, but also assess the need to protect unattended trailers and final trailers. There are many options, including providing a safe place to disembark laden trailers while minimizing theft. To prevent unauthorized connection of the saddle-clutch device on trailers, you can use reliable finger fixers of the clutch device. Effective rotary locks should be able to be inserted into the company’s master keys system, which provides increased security. Locks with a high degree of reliability should be made of solid steel and resist physical attacks and scratches.
Transport Security, Inc. supplies high-security locks for trailers and tractors that meet transportation safety requirements.
For example, the adjustable ENFORCER lock is a sturdy portable lock that consists of a 10-caliber chrome spring steel case, and the locking part is enclosed in a cast iron, preventing unauthorized access. This device provides a tight landing on almost all containers and trailers and is protected by the ABLOY castle, which provides excellent weather characteristics and is highly resistant to physical attacks.
Thieves not only steal loaded trailers, but also take away tractors. These tractors are in some cases used to hijack trailers. The proper protection of these expensive tractors begins with the training and responsibility of the operator. Drivers should always lock the doors, stop the truck and fix the tractor brakes with a high-security air lock to prevent the truck and trailer brakes from being released.
Basic GPS devices have been around for many years and are very successful. These devices collect and store data such as the time, latitude and longitude of the GPS satellite when the device is in use. Once the device is returned, the device’s location information can be uploaded to your computer as easy-to-read maps. These devices can accurately display stops and starts, location, speed, and other important data. GPS devices tend to be cumbersome in nature and require external antennas installed on trailers and containers, and should be able to “see the sky” for the effective functioning of the device. This limits the use of units in underground parking lots and warehouses where thieves transport previously stolen goods and equipment. These devices also tend to “consume energy,” which limits their battery life and lifespan. These devices are very effective for companies that need a park control device to determine the location of their fleet and to manage delivery times.
A-GPS is a fairly new type of GPS device that has all the functions of basic GPS, but is more effective in areas where it is not available. A-GPS can be very hidden, and it does not need to “see the sky”, in some cases with an internal antenna. Many of these devices may be the size of a cell phone or smaller. Many devices come with autonomous batteries, making them fully portable and hidden when charging. This reduces the risk of the thief detecting and disconnecting the device. A-GPS can track assets in real time that can be easily viewed on a laptop or computer, sometimes reporting location within seconds of “calling” the device. Thanks to the compatibility of these devices and full user control, security personnel can always have the exact location of their assets at hand. Another feature offered by A-GPS is “geozone”, which allows security personnel to determine the location in which they want their assets to remain (such as a specific terminal or route) and receive notifications by email or mobile phone. when their assets have a certain “geozone.”