CONTAINER SECURITY: PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS
In the current interconnected world, where global trade and commerce thrive, shipping containers play a pivotal role transporting goods overseas. These metal boxes hold valuable cargo ranging from consumer goods to industrial equipment, making them prime targets for various security threats. Therefore, shipping and storage containers are designed to keep items secure through their structural integrity, durability, and security features. In this blog, we will delve into the advanced, reliable security of shipping containers.
Shipping Containers are fabricated from 14-gauge corrugated steel, making them durable and able to withstand all the elements. Steel is a strong metal that is difficult to break; however, it can stretch and bend under stress and with metal fatigue. A shipping container with ideal structural integrity will not be destroyed by a harsh storm or external force. It may experience dents or bending, but the stored items will remain secure. The construction helps deter unauthorized access and protects the contents from physical damage.
The shipping container's doors are designed to be difficult to breach with the steel material and heaviness. Adding a padlock will reinforce the secure nature of the steel cargo doors.
Shipping containers are not bulletproof, but because of the steel, a shipping container could stop a .22 caliber rifle round, according to the National Geographic.
Shipping containers are weatherproof, keeping out rain, moisture, and pests. The tight sealing around the doors prevents water and pests from entering, protecting the stored items. Used shipping containers have undergone multiple travels across the ocean; therefore, they have been able to withstand harsh weather conditions and wild waters. For instance, XCaliber Container's 20-foot and 40’ Wind & Watertight Containers have undergone multiple trips overseas, and their security features remain reliable.
3. Added Security Features
There are various security features one could add to their shipping container. XCaliber offers window bars and shutters, lock boxes, and door bars to maintain security. We also apply an exterior coat of paint that prevents rust, so the container remains intact.
4. Weather Resistant
Any container made of steel will be hot during the summer. Temperatures can range from 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Fortunately, installing an air conditioner, solar vents, and spray foam insulation can reduce the heat.
XCaliber's spray foam insulation can reduce the heat up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. We even offer a Climate-Controlled Shipping Container that ensures your climate-reliant stored items will remain secure. We also offer solar vents and air conditioners.
While shipping containers offer high levels of security, it is not guaranteed that any security measure is completely foolproof. Determined individuals with the right tools and sufficient time may still attempt to breach a container. Therefore, added security features, such as site surveillance, should also be considered when using shipping containers for secure storage. Furthermore, it is vital to maintain your shipping container, expanding its durability and ensuring the security features still work.
Ultimately, shipping containers are a superb option for storing items, as their durability and design will secure your stored items.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns with our container's security! We are here to help and add on any security features!