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Safes for Jewelers: What to Consider Before Buying

Posted by Logan Moore on Mar 15, 2017 6:05:00 PM

Buying a safe isn't an everyday venture for jewelers. That makes your purchase decision all the more important.

Even if you're not in the market for a new safe now, chances are you will be sometime in the near future because of increasing inventory values, capacity issues as the result of changing locations, or maybe because you feel that your exposure to burglary has increased and you want more protection.

Based on these situations, safes for jewelers often come with specific buying criteria. Consider these factors and consult with an agent before you make a decision:

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Topics: Safety & Security, burglary, Safes

Jewelry Crime Report: Thefts Are Still a Significant Concern

Posted by Logan Moore on Mar 13, 2017 7:17:00 AM
Crime Reported No Crime Reported

Thieves were making news from coast to coast by attempting distraction, switch, and grab-and-run thefts in February. Items stolen range from loose diamonds, to gold chains, to luxury watches.

The East Coast saw more criminal activity, especially in Pennsylvania, where four separate distraction thefts were reported.

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Topics: Jewelry Crime Report

3 Tricks Criminals Use to Undermine Jewelry Store Security

Posted by Logan Moore on Feb 27, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Do you know what the weakest spot in your security is?

Whether you have a firm answer or not, chances are criminals could probably recognize it fairly quickly. When they do, they'll go along a path of least resistance to exploit it.

Even if you have strong jewelry store security, criminals can get creative and use trickery to commit their crimes. Theft is a common tactic, but robberies and burglaries can also occur if your procedures become careless.

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Topics: Safety & Security, burglary, Credit card fraud, robbery, Theft

Theft Prevention for Jewelers: Warning Signs to Be Aware Of

Posted by Logan Moore on Feb 23, 2017 8:14:19 AM

Theft (defined the Jewelers' Security Alliance as the taking of property without force or fear) is like the Trojan Horse of crimes in the jewelry industry.

History buffs know what I'm talking about. The heavily-secured fortress of a jewelry business gets compromised by a small army of savvy thieves disguised as customers.

In essence, state-of-the-art physical and electronic security get neutralized because procedural security fails to meet standards. It may sound far-fetched, but it happens all the time. Theft is the most preventable crime facing the jewelry industry, yet it  continues to lead the way in terms of the number of incidents.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Staff Procedures, Theft

Jewelry Crime Report: 2017 Begins With Widespread Crime

Posted by Logan Moore on Feb 10, 2017 10:41:03 AM
Crime Reported No Crime Reported

Compared to prior months, more crimes than usual were reported to the Jewelers' Security Alliance in January. Many were armed and smash-and-grab robberies, which resulted in high levels of violence and large losses of merchandise.

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Topics: Jewelry Crime Report

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