Jewelers Mutual launches Alarm Response Program
Over the summer, Jewelers Mutual launched the Alarm Response Program supported by Securitas , a provider of protective services. The program is available to all jewelers in the US, including those not currently insured with Jewelers Mutual.
Here’s how it works: in the event of an alarm incident at a jewelry business, Securitas will dispatch a security officer to investigate the premises. Securitas personnel will then contact the jeweler’s security alarm company, and local law enforcement as needed to safeguard their business. According to the press release, jewelers can expect to save $800-$1,200 or more a year by joining the Alarm Response Program compared to going direct for the same service.
“The jewelry industry is experiencing a concerning spike in criminal activity . Criminals go where there are sales and as we ease out of the pandemic, retail sales are on the rise. While that should be positive news for the industry, it comes with the reminder to make security a priority. To ensure jewelers’ future success, we’re making bigger investments in education, resources and services to help the industry combat crime.” – Larry Spicer, vice president of loss prevention and risk management at Jewelers Mutual.
Bottom Line: JM uses its newly launched online publication – The Zing Report – to promote this service.