Shipping jewelry has been a source of frustration within the industry for a very long time. Even with technology continuing to advance there are plenty of times when it doesn’t seem any easier. It's time-consuming to coordinate logistics — and then shipments get delayed. Merchandise can get damaged in transit — or worse, it can be stolen.
A lot of jewelry crimes that make headlines in the news today revolve around smash-and-grab robberies.
These are often high-profile, brazen attacks that happen quickly and result in high-dollar losses. If you’ve ever seen surveillance footage of one, it almost appears that there’s nothing that could have been done to stop it – but that’s not always the case.
While some jewelers know that employment practice lawsuits and appraisal liability claims are a possibility, an even smaller percentage are aware of what may be the most concerning threat of our time: cyber crime.
Sledgehammers and weapons. Broken glass. Dozens of luxury watches. Gone in 60 seconds.
It all happens so fast, sometimes the most prepared jewelers can fall victim to a smash-and-grab robbery.
Even with a solid overall security program, rarely is any jeweler without a point of weakness. For some, this weakness happens to be jewelry showcases — which are also the last lines of defense in the event of a smash-and-grab.