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Crime Prevention

Preventing Theft
of Asian Jewellery


Asian JewelleryWhilst burglary is a crime we all need to be aware of, in homes where large amounts of expensive gold is kept, there are extra steps we recommend taking to ensure your jewellery is safe.


The following crime prevention advice was devised using information provided by criminals who commit Asian Jewellery theft.



How can you better protect your valuable gold?


• We would advise you to remove the jewellery from your house altogether so if you are a victim your valuable items won’t be stolen. Keep all jewellery and other valuables in a safety deposit box – speak to your local bank to find out what’s available.


• If you would prefer to keep the jewellery at home, invest in a good quality safe which complies with official insurance rating standards and is secured to a wall or to the floor.Invest in keeping your GOLD safe


• To ensure your safe is the best possible standard, visit:
Web Link www.securedbydesign.com a Home Office approved website which list approved security products which have been awarded the 'Police Preferred Specification' status, or Web Link www.soldsecure.com which lists products approved by the Master Locksmiths Association

You can deter a burglar from entering your home by:

• Make sure you double-lock any UPVC doors by lifting the handle and locking it at all times.

• Check all doors are locked and all windows, including those upstairs, are secure before you go out.

• Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression somebody is at home or keep a light on in the evening when you leave.

• Consider installing alarms and ‘dusk to dawn’ security lighting.

• Consider installing a CCTV camera outside your property.


You can register your property on the free secure online database Web Link www.immobilise.com - that way, if police recover your property, they’ll be able to return it to you.

For more detailed burglary advice visit the Beating Burglary pages of our website by clicking here.


Download Adobe PDF Document To download a leaflet that offers advice on protecting your jewellery, please click here.