Jewellery is a common and easy target for criminals. It’s valuable, easy to smuggle and hard to trace. After cash, jewellery is the most common target for criminals, as Police estimate that jewellery accounts for as much as 70 percent of all stolen property.
In 2012, a whopping $1,884,197,755 of jewellery was stolen in the United States. Police say only 4% is ever recovered. It can easily be sold at pawn shops or on the black market. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to protect your jewellery and keep it safe and secure inside your home.
Jewellery and other valuables should never be left out in the open where criminals can easily see them. If a criminal can see your diamond necklace sitting on your nightstand or your gold watch placed on your coffee table from a window, it greatly increases the likelihood of a break-in. Keep your jewellery where it can’t easily be spotted. If a criminal breaks into your home, he or she will almost immediately begin looking for your jewellery. Leaving it out in the open (or in a common location that is easy to access, such as a jewellery box) will make it much more likely that it will be stolen.
The ideal place to keep jewellery and other valuables is inside a safe.
Purchase a safe that can’t easily be tampered with. You’ll It should be large and heavy enough that a criminal can’t simply pick it up and carry it out of your home. The more difficult it is for someone to break into or move your safe, the more secure your jewellery will be.
If you install a safe, try not to put it in the master bedroom. Criminals almost always go through the master bedroom looking for items like jewellery, since they know that this is where most people keep their valuables. If your home already has a monitored alarm system, your home is already three-times less likely to be broken into.
If you do keep a jewellery box in your bedroom, as most of us do, add an asset protection to it. This device can be monitored by your security system, triggering an alarm when the it is opened.
To learn more, call 1-800-265-5317 or JUST CLICK HERE.