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18 Jewelry Store Security Tips for 2018

on Jan 23, 2018 3:00 PM

Locking showcase

The holiday's may be over, but Valentine's Day is within sight. Use the time you have now to make sure your jewelry store security is strong not only for the next big shopping day, but for the rest of the year.

Neglecting security measures early on could leave your business exposed during a time when crimes against jewelers tend to escalate. Plus, not getting in the habit of security best practices will only get more difficult to change as the year progresses.

Reference these tips for a quick health check on your overall jewelry store security:

1) Prevent grab-and-run thefts by showing only one item at a time

2) Document suspicious incidents in a logbook

3) Share suspicious incidents with your staff, crime prevention network, and local law enforcement

4) Open and close your business with two or more people

5) Keep your doors locked before opening and after closing

6) Meet and greet every customer that enters your business

7) Use a code word or phrase to alert your staff of something suspicious

8) Hire off-duty, uniformed police officers as security guards during busy seasons or during special events

Security guard

9) Spread high value merchandise across your showroom

10) Make sure your showcases displaying valuable merchandise are strong enough to withstand a smash-and-grab robbery

11) Verify every alarm signal with your alarm monitoring facility

12) Review your surveillance footage frequently to identify any suspicious activity that may have been missed during the course of the day

13) Keep as much merchandise as possible in your safe or vault overnight

14) Require multiple forms of ID to prevent credit card fraud

Credit card terminal

15) Don't post photos that reveal the layout of your store or merchandise displays anywhere online

16) Encrypt your router to prevent your internet connection from cyber crime

17) Frequently review jewelry industry crimes that are reported to the Jewelers' Security Alliance

18) Keep your entire staff up-to-date on all things security by having them enroll in JM University®

 

Safety and security education for jewelry businesses

JM University — an exclusive benefit for Jewelers Mutual policyholders — includes interactive modules that focuses on how to:

  • Protect merchandise while interacting with customers
  • Safeguard your property — and yourself — while away from your business
  • Identify potential weaknesses in your security

Enroll in JM University

 

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