(NEENAH, Wis.) – When it comes to creating or updating a safety and security plan, where is a jeweler to start? In its latest video, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company suggests tackling this complex topic by focusing on three central areas of security using “The ‘PEP’ approach to jewelry security” which examines physical, electronic and procedural measures that can help jewelers and their associates stay safe and secure. In just over three minutes, jewelers can share this “PEP” talk with their sales and security teams to make security top of mind.
“Effective security for any jewelry operation requires an integration of appropriate physical, reliable electronic and consistently applied procedural security,” said David Sexton, CPCU, vice president of loss prevention consulting. “The critical interdependence of these three layers of security in the protection of a jewelry operation is the special subject of this program. We want jewelers to be able to evaluate their own security and protection through an understanding of how these layers depend on each other in an effective security strategy.
“By drawing attention to the different types of security, we want to help retail jewelers think more strategically about their operation. It’s common for a retail jeweler to be strong in two of the three areas of security, but any vulnerability can make a jeweler a target for crime. We really want jewelers to step back and take a look at all three types of security – physical, electronic and procedural.”
Jewelers Mutual debuted the PEP video during a free loss prevention webinar. The webinars, which introduced the PEP approach to security were well attended and included a question and answer session with one of Jewelers Mutual’s loss prevention specialists, Carrie Volp. “It can be a challenge to fit in time for professional development and security training, so Jewelers Mutual is here to help,” said Volp. “We host detailed webinars that you can attend and videos you can share with your associates because every employee plays a part in the security of your store.” The webinars are available on demand at JewelersMutual.com.