As a jeweller, you already know the importance of sound security; you don’t need to be sold on the fact that working in this industry marks you as a potential target of certain criminal activity, even before you get started on conducting your own security risk assessment of your business.
Crimes in the jewellery industry don’t always have to be violent or forceful. Some savvy criminals have taken to cyberspace; instead of stealing your physical inventory, they’re opting to target your bank account or hard drive directly. The scariest part of all is they don’t have to be forceful by hacking in cyberspace, either.
Whether for business or pleasure, travel for most people can be extremely stressful. Unfortunately, jewellery industry professionals that travel are at an exceptionally high level of risk when they are away from their business.
Most crimes committed against jewellers are preceded by some degree of surveillance or ‘casing,’ as it is commonly known. Criminals want to find out as much information as possible about every aspect of your business, such as your opening and closing procedures, the store’s layout, and security and staffing details. Sometimes this casing takes place immediately before a loss, not giving the jeweller any time to react.
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?
Hurricanes, tornados, storms, and wild fires. When Mother Nature strikes, you may have little to no time to grab a few belongings and evacuate. Imagine for a second your jewellery business was in the path of imminent danger.
Like most jewellers, you probably already have a good idea what is in your inventory. Yet, if you experience a covered loss, you will need accurate and up-to-date records to establish what has been lost and its value, helping to facilitate your claim settlement quickly and fairly.