This post was originally published on March 9, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

In 2018, U.S. jewelry stores suffered a total loss of $53.4 million. Industries with high-value inventory, like jewelry stores, face a greater risk of attracting criminals.

Theft brings an element of surprise that no jeweler wants to experience, which is why having the right security measures in place is critical. Avoid devastating loss at your jewelry store with proper protection and equipment.

Protection During the Day

Jewelry stores experience a lot of foot traffic, which can make it difficult to keep tabs on inventory. Consider the following to avoid daytime theft:

  • Install doorbell chimes or buzzer systems so employees are aware when someone enters or leaves.
  • Depending on store size, have at least two to three employees on the floor at all times.
  • Greet customers as they enter the store so that they feel welcome and are aware you know who they are.
  • Install video surveillance cameras at point of sale (POS), doorways, entrances and near safes and/or vaults.
  • Always lock showcases when not in use.
  • Never place high-valued items near doorways or windows.

Key Security Measures at Night

Just because you are done for the day doesn’t mean the risk for a robbery diminishes.

Some ways to keep your jewelry store safe after hours include:

Other Security Practices

In addition to the above tips, other general precautions include:

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