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Monday, June 5, 2023

Safety Measures For Businesses Carrying High-Value Goods

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Depending on what business you run, you may or may not be exposed to potential security issues. Of course, every business will need to focus on security. However, as you can imagine, a firm manufacturing and selling paper is at lest risk of targeted theft than a high-street jeweler, even if both must focus on safety and security when developing their operational procedures.

It’s the latter kind of business this article hopes to help. No matter if you’re storing and selling high-value art, watches, jewelry, high-value merchandise, or even tokens of worth, you deserve to feel protected and able to trust your staff at all levels.

Often, good security involves common sense. However, some practical measures and investments provide the backbone of good practice. In this post, then, we’ll discuss some of the most common, the most essential, and the most secure so you can run your business curating high-value goods with peace of mind. Without further ado, please consider:

Vetting Entry Where Appropriate

A worthwhile sign-in system can be a good place to start. This means that potential clients who come to meet you can be allowed in one at a time, or at least will confirm their appointment before being led into the back areas. This is often the case in high-quality salons, tailors or jewelry, and it may apply to your business too. You may also afford guest passes, access gates where appropriate (such as turnstiles that allow one verified customer in per turn), and even accounts that must be logged into in order to book or complete a session. This way, you will only allow approved customers in, while also communicating your onboarding process in the best possible light.

Displaying One At A Time

It’s a simple protocol, but it’s essential to consider. If running a customer-facing business with high-value goods, displaying one at a time is important. So for instance, if showing engagement rings to a prospective customer, you’ll lock up those you’re not showcasing before presenting the next option, keeping them behind the safety glass. While you may have other provisions in place, training staff in methods such as this can help them avoid mistakes, or scamming behaviors designed to use sleight of hand or social misdirection to cause confusion. This principle can also be applied to how you display items around your storefront, or what access you give to particular customers before and after they sign in.

Security & Accountable Protocols

It’s essential to have good security and accountability protocols in place. Without them, bad practice is not even noticed or disciplined, or at least trained out of staff not realizing where the issue lies. Moreover, with essential security investments such as the best safe installation within your premises, you can ensure that your most high-value, in-maintenance or unprepared items are properly stored. You can also assign authority to the staff who can access these areas, ensuring that your front-of-house staff aren’t responsible for the hole operation. This way, multiple levels of permission-based accountability will be ensured, giving you the strongest peace of mind possible.

With this advice, you’re sure to carry high-value goods in the best possible way.

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