of Asian Jewellery
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 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.
- To ensure your safe is the best
possible standard, visit:
Home Office approved website which lists approved security products
which have been awarded the 'Police Preferred Specification'
status, or 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 or go to bed.
- Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression somebody is
at home or keep a light on in the evening if you go out.
- Consider installing alarms and ‘dusk to dawn’ security
- Consider installing a CCTV camera outside your property.
You can register your property on the
free secure online database. www.immobilise.com - that way, if
police recover your property, they’ll be able to return it to
detailed burglary advice visit the Protect Your Home pages of our
download a leaflet that offers advice on protecting your jewellery,
please click here.
download a leaflet on how to protect your business from buying
stolen jewellery please click here.