There is a real problem in the foodservice Industry that is often denied. People can’t fathom that it could happen on their watch – that’s assuming they “think” they are watching. What’s this serious problem? Employee theft. For those who don’t believe it’s happening to them, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that employee theft of food, liquor inventory, credit card information, tips, and other items is responsible for three-quarters (75%) of inventory shortages and 4% of restaurant sales. It is also the cause of 50% of small business failure in the first year in business.
It’s naïve to think that theft in foodservice establishments can be eliminated completely because the thieves will surely find a way. Fortunately, there is a way to protect valuable inventory such as beer, alcohol, and high food cost items. By installing high-quality Security Fencing, one can protect themselves, the business establishments they own or manage, and their livelihood from the thieves who desire to take it from them.
Ways to use security fences
There are many ways to use security fences. Perhaps there is a ghost kitchen that would like to segregate their concepts inventory from the kitchen mate’s inventory in the cooler – a Security Fence is the answer. If a restaurant wants to add a beer cooler but doesn’t have the space to do so, they might consider turning ½ of their cold storage vault into a beer cooler by sectioning it off from their commodities. Both the beer and food can share the same house and refrigeration unit, while keeping the valuables sectioned off and secured.
Sometimes, high-end liquor is stored in dry storage rooms and would prefer not to have it walk out the back door. By fencing it off with a heavy-duty Security Fence, the problem is solved. Beer caves in convenience stores are popping up everywhere. The risk of theft increases significantly while customers are shopping, or employees are stocking the cold storage room. To separate inventory that customers or non-managerial employees have access to, a Security Fence would be ideal.
Security fences improved
As you may have guessed, using Security fences to protect or separate foodservice inventory is not a new concept. What is new(er), is the transition away from using wood, steel, and chain-link barriers, none of which are looked upon kindly by food safety health inspectors. They are also not NSF Certified. Unlike Security Fences made from these materials, heavy-duty, all-welded aluminum security fences are NSF and guaranteed for life to never rust or corrode. Security fences are custom-designed and built to order. They attach to both the floor and structural ceiling.
How to get a quote for a security fence
To get a Custom Security Fence quote all we need is a simple sketch that includes the inside dimensions (length, width, and height) of the walk-in cooler, freezer, or dry storage area opening for the fence. Showing the location of the door is also helpful, along with the preference of a sliding door or one with a hinge, swinging to the left or right. If there are special conditions, such as a ceiling mounted condenser or other objects that may require modifications, that information should be provided as well. We will take care of the rest.
New Age Industrial is the leading aluminum extruder and fabricator of storage and transportation equipment in the United States. We design and manufacture heavy duty, yet lightweight aluminum products to meet your exact needs. We work with various industries including foodservice, supermarket, and material handling. For more information, contact us today, and our team will help find you the perfect product that fits your needs.