Retail Jewelry Store Security and Theft Prevention
Security and theft prevention are two critical aspects of running a successful retail jewelry store. Overlooking or simply brushing off these aspects will ultimately result in a loss of profits. Far too many store owners believe they are safe from theft due to their location. The truth, however, is that no retail store is completely safe from theft. As an owner, it’s your responsibility to take the necessary actions to reduce the chance of theft in your store. In this post, we’re going to cover some simple and effective techniques for improving store security.
Before you even think about opening a retail jewelry store, you should first consult with an insurance provider. With the price of certain jewelry pieces exceeding into the tens of thousands of dollars, perhaps much more, you can’t run the risk of taking such a hard financial hit. Insuring your most expensive pieces of jewelry will give you the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be reimbursed financially in the event of theft.
A state-of-the-art security camera system is necessary to help reduce the chance of theft. Just the sight of the security cameras alone is enough to dissuade some potential thieves from lifting items from your store. Don’t just choose any security cameras, though, but instead choose ones that send footage to a remote location, such an external hard drive. Doing so will keep the footage preserved an in tact in the event of a theft.
Also, it’s recommended that you strategically set up your security cameras to cover every square foot of space in your store. Maintaining a full bird’s eye view will make it difficult for customers to steal items without being seen on camera.
Glass Display Cases
Of course, we can’t talk about theft prevention in retail stores without mentioning glass display cases. These incredibly beneficial fixtures offer the perfect way to safely store jewelry in a way that customers can still view it. Although they are useful for a number of different store types, they work exceptionally well for jewelry stores. Glass display cases keep valuable items safely protected behind a sheet of shatter-resistant glass where customers are able to view it.
Another advantage of using glass display cases is their ability to illuminate product. Some of the models you’ll find come with built-in light systems. After plugging it into a standard wall outlet and flipping the switch, the display case will illuminate your jewelry, allowing customers to see intricate details that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Training Your Employees
Training your employees the basics of theft prevention and security is also important. Teach them how to properly store and lock up valuable jewelry items as well as dealing with customers. Leaving cases, safes and vaults unlocked is a bad habit that could result in theft. As a store owner, you must stress the importance of locking up your inventory. This alone will greatly reduce the risk of theft from happening in your store.
If you have any questions at all about setting up a jewelry display, please give us a call at 800.241.6897 or email us at /contact-us/.