In recent months, burglaries have become staggeringly more frequent at jewelry stores in strip mall locations throughout the US and Canada. If you are a jewelry business owner with a location in a strip mall setting, it is crucial for you to know the ways in which criminals may be targeting your business, and how to protect yourself and your property from threats.
Do you dread dropping off a shipment of jewelry because you fear that your package of valuables could be lost, damaged, or stolen?
Maybe that fear stems from the confusion about the options available when shipping a package. After all, there are numerous carriers to choose from and even one of the most widely accessible — The United States Postal Service® (USPS) — has many services with different options.
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Severe storms and natural disasters become widespread once temperatures start rising. Every area in North America can be impacted by severe weather to one degree or another and the damages can be catastrophic.
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.