Ask any self-respecting thief about his dream destination for the greatest robbery; jewelry stores and banks would definitely be among his top three options. Diamonds may be a woman’s best friend; they are close to the heart of a thief too. So, how do you secure your shop from all those thieving criminals out there?
The thought that your establishment could be the favorite hunting ground for any nefarious character out there is enough to give a lifetime of sleepless nights. Hence, providing the best security for your merchandise is as much important as selling the best product. Of course, the very first option is security people to guard the area.
Security Systems for Jewelry Store
But, what if someone manages to get inside the store circumventing the security guards? Or how would you know if one of your trusted employees decides to help herself to a few of the items that are on sale? The only option here would be to install commercial video security systems and cameras. They help a lot in adding to the security of the place. Surveillance cameras have also aided of the police in nabbing criminals after the deed has been done and they have managed to escape.
CCTV protection and the Lohan controversy
Close circuit television cameras are the obvious choice for security. They can act as a very strong deterrent in stopping criminals. Cheap CCTVs are available in the market that would help to protect your store against a multitude of threats like shoplifting, vandalism and other unexpected casualties.
Anyone who is familiar with the happenings in Hollywood would be more than aware of the controversy surrounding the allegations of shoplifting against the celebrated actress, Lindsey Lohan. The footage of Lohan walking out of the jewelry store wearing a $2,500 necklace without paying for it have been watched by millions around the globe by now.
Well, whatever is your conclusion about the charges against Lohan being real or framed, one thing is certain – the CCTV footage covering the 45 minutes of her visit to the store has been one of the key elements in deciding her fate before the court.
And then the incident in North London where the police captured a 17-year-old youth for looting a jewelry store that had video surveillance. The arrest was made possible by the images captured by the surveillance cameras. In fact, the Dubai government is planning to make it mandatory for certain high risk firms to have compulsory video surveillance signature systems to ensure safety.
Another huge advantage of CCTV monitoring is most insurance companies follow the policy of offering lower premiums for establishments having CCTV coverage, thereby drastically reducing your insurance premium.
This is ideal for small business houses. Advantage is that it is easy to install and can be done without professional help. Earlier, the wireless systems had the disadvantage of being easy to intercept and for a tech-savvy robber it would be just child’s play to work miracles with the footage. In such cases, the wireless surveillance can be a liability and not an advantage. But the modern versions come in encrypted versions which cannot be tampered with. Hence, invest in only the best cameras system to make sure that you get most returns from your cameras.
Protect The Nerve Center
The safe deposit locker or the storage area is of course the most vulnerable place in a jewelry store and… surprisingly, it could be the most vulnerable too! Most jewelry store owners trust their locker system so much that they find it an unnecessary expense to install security cameras in this area.
Thieves too have become technologically advanced, you know. In this era of high-tech robbery no safe deposit locker is safe from a robber who has done his homework well. So, secure this area with motion activated security camera as they would be the ideal choice to protect your valuables during the after business hours.
If you have the wherewithal to invest in a jewelry store selling merchandise worth millions of dollars, be smart enough to spend some more to protect your store with the best camera security system. After all, robbery has become a serious business too.
-BY SMARTFOXSECURITY · TUE 29, 2013