What to Consider in Jewelry Store Security
The jewelry store heist. While romanticized in movies, it’s every self-respecting thief’s dream job and ultimate hit. So, how do you secure jewelry stores from all of those savvy criminals?
Know the Crimes
As a jewelry store owner, you know that your store is a prime destination for criminals. But before you can stop crime, you need to know the different types in order to address them. Jewelry store crimes include:
- Smash-and-grab robberies
- Distraction theft
- Sneak theft
- Internal theft
Technically Advanced Jewelry Store Security
How should security-conscious jewelry store owners keep the nefarious out of their favorite hunting ground? Here are some important tips.
Intrusion systems- The best defense is the best offense, but all security is only as good as its weakest link. Intrusion systems offer the advantage of an interconnected system that protects your perimeter and alerts you to any breach in your security.
Security systems- Every jewelry store is unique and has its own security concerns, on top of the top-level concerns of a location filled with high-priced and highly-prized merchandise. The features and functions of your alarm system should meet those specific needs. It is best to have a professional analyze your safety risks and make recommendations on the best security solutions to deploy to meet the risk challenges your business faces on a daily and around the clock basis. Today’s commercial security technology is advancing faster than ever with solutions ranging from fire, video surveillance, access control, environmental monitoring, alarm systems, mobile solutions, and professional monitoring. A comprehensive security system should encompass these elements as thieves are not the only potential risk.
Video Surveillance- With today’s analytics and wide range of video surveillance cameras, stores of every size have affordable and effective security technologies available to them. Video surveillance systems are already applying these technologies:
- High-resolution cameras
- Facial recognition camera systems
- Crime databases and analytical resources
- Internet protocol (IP) cameras
Video surveillance is a major part of nearly every security schematic, valued for its ability to provide a real-time view of what is currently happening or a view of past events. Just the presence of cameras is enough to dissuade even the most determined of criminals.
Need more information? Protection Networks is expert at securing and protecting high-risk businesses such as jewelry stores and pawn shops. Give us a call at 888-577-6832