A jewelry store often has thousands of dollars in merchandise on hand, which makes it a target for some of the most experienced, determined criminals. A well-designed, state-of-the-art security and access control system can be one of the most important investments jewelry stores can make, preventing break-ins and helping recover your assets if a crime does occur. Here are a few security features every jewelry store should have.

4 Security Features Jewelry Stores Need

1. Access Control System

An access control system uses keycards or punch codes to limit access to certain areas of the facility, which can help prevent theft. Even if a criminal picks the lock or obtains a key, an access control system will keep them out of the secure areas where the most valuable items are stored.

2. Security Cameras

access controlToday’s security cameras provide extremely high-resolution video that can be digitally stored and transmitted wirelessly to any location. In many instances, the presence of video cameras can be a powerful deterrent against the most determined thieves.

3. An On-Site Safe

A well-designed, professionally installed safe provides an additional layer of security for your most expensive pieces of merchandise. At the end of the day, locking these assets in a safe will limit your losses if someone does manage to bypass your other security measures.

4. Burglar Alarms

Modern technology makes sophisticated burglar alarms accessible to even the smallest independent jewelry store. An alarm system might include thermal heat readers or motion detectors, as well as sensors at every door and window. If intruders are detected, the system can automatically notify the alarm company, who will contact law enforcement for you.


With over 70 years of experience in the security industry and access to some of the most advanced systems in the business, HSI Security provides expert advice and high-quality service to jewelry stores throughout Ohio. Whether you need an access control system or a comprehensive security solution, their team of professionals will work with you to ensure your investments are protected. Visit their website to learn about their security assessment services, or follow their Twitter page for more expert advice. Call (937) 479-6628 in Dayton, (513) 898-0979 in Cincinnati, or (614) 583-0958 in Columbus to speak to a security professional.