Optimizing Jewelry Store Security With Physical & Electronic Upgrades
Physical and electronic security features can represent a major investment for jewelry store security.
Many of these features, such as safes and alarms, are absolutely essential to have if you're doing business in the jewelry industry, though. So, why wouldn't you maximize the return on your investment and get what will offer you the highest level of security?
The following areas can sometimes be viewed as a necessary evil, rather than a strategic component of a jewelry business's success. Instead of investing only in common features that may leave you with a false sense of security, consider upgrading to these recommendations for optimal jewelry store security:
|Security Feature||What's Common||What's Recommended|
|Security guards||Hired guard services with uniformed and unarmed guards||Armed, uniformed, active off-duty police officers|
|Showcases||Tempered or plate glass with protective film||UL-listed glass with glazing material on all sides|
|Surveillance cameras||Ceiling mounted in one or few locations||360-degree view and in multiple locations|
|Alarm systems||Not UL-certified and without line security||UL-certified with central station monitoring|
|Safes||UL ratings of TL-15 or TL-30||UL ratings of TRTL-15x6 or TRTL-30x6|
Still not convinced that these upgrades will optimize your jewelry store security?
Jewelers Mutual's Vice President of Loss Prevention, David Sexton, shared his advice and answered questions from jewelers like you in a webinar. Replay the presentation by viewing it — and other loss prevention training resources — on our training platform, JM University®.