In 2019, the Jewelers Security Alliance received reports of 34 rooftop burglaries from 15 states, compared to 9 rooftop burglaries from seven states in 2018. In some cases, alarm systems, often without line security, were compromised. In others, when police responded to alarm signals, they were unable to detect any obvious signs of a break-in upon exterior inspection. Because they were unable to conduct an immediate internal search, it’s likely the burglars had either left the scene, were still inside the building, or on the roof.
Remember that time as a kid you tried sending a birthday card to your grandmother and wrote the wrong address on the envelope?
Okay, so maybe you didn’t do exactly that, but there’s a good chance someone else reading this (or writing it) made a similar mistake. In the end, grandma still loves you and there’s proof of your effort if the card was Elvis Presley’d and returned to sender.
By now, many business owners have heard of virtual inspections and may not be sure of what they are or how they work. Virtual inspections are indeed the way of the future and has become more evident during the recent year. Pandemic or not, businesses still need insurance coverage because catastrophes continue to happen and when they do, you’ll want to make sure you have the right insurance coverage.
There are many reasons the power could go out at your jewelry business that don’t involve crime. High winds from a storm, a traffic accident, a planned outage or simply the handy work of a critter chewing on power lines can all cause power outages and have the potential to disrupt your business.
Here are a few steps you can take before, during and after a power outage to protect your jewelry business.