According to a Jewelers Mutual Insurance blog, criminals are currently targeting luxury watches. As such, retailers that carry high-end timepieces need to be extremely vigilant when it comes to security.
While security guards and smash-proof displays are extremely valuable in deterring daytime incidents, your store’s alarm system is your ultimate form of protection while you aren’t present at your store. As such, having a quality alarm system—and a good relationship with your provider—are necessary in ensuring that your inventory stays safe.
Follow these three steps to amp up your store’s security:
- Ensure that your alarm is UL certified
Underwriters Labs (UL) certifies alarm systems that meet its requirements for equipment, installation, operation and maintenance. The company has high standards for its certifications, meaning that UL certified systems will keep your inventory secure while you are away.
- Ensure that you have line security
Line security ensures that if a burglar attempts to compromise your alarm, your provider will be notified. This strengthens the communication path between your store and your alarm service provider.
- Check that your openings and closings are monitored
Monitored openings and closings involve the tracking of times when your alarm is deactivated and activated. This allows any irregular activity to be seen by your provider.
Remember: even with this extra protection, your alarm system provider is not ultimately responsible for your store’s safety—you are. Ensure that you have all of your bases covered when it comes to security measures, and you will lower your chances of being robbed or targeted.