Given a recent uptick in jewellery-related crime in the GTA, the Canadian Jewellers Association, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, and Toronto Police Service will hold a crime prevention seminar on July 10.
Video surveillance equipment remains one of the fastest growing segments of the alarm industry and can be a key component of effective store security. If your business has a system, are you sure it’s performing as it was designed to?
When you think about theft within your business, protecting your inventory is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately, there are other ways your business can be harmed. Data theft and fraud can have an even greater financial impact on your bottom line.
Long the subject of movie and crime novels, jewellery heists continue to capture attention. For those of us in the jewellery business, on-premises thefts and robberies remain an ever-present danger and legitimate concern.
Jewellery stores face unique security challenges, largely because merchandise is both small and very valuable. Effective video security solutions are available, but it is not uncommon to find a store in which the cameras do not provide sufficient coverage and image quality to combat theft.
Reality TV—it’s everywhere these days. Although this particular type of programming generally isn’t my cup of tea (with so much of it being contrived and representing anything but reality), I am nonetheless intrigued by a certain category of it that showcases an all-too-real threat to retail businesses.