Fine jewelry is one of the most frequent targets of a home invasion. These are typically the most valuable items in the home, and are fairly easy for robbers to grab, pocket and later exchange for cash at a pawn shop or on the black market. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t properly store these items to prevent theft, or they keep their valuables in a place that is very obvious to burglars. Even if you’ve hired an alarm monitoring service, it’s a good idea to conceal and store these items in a way that will prevent theft and damage.
Ebay’s list of 13 tips for storing jewelry is a great resource for those property owners concerned about the safety of their most precious possessions. Here are four of their best pieces of advice:
- Keep jewelry in a dry place. Humidity can cause tarnishing, rust and corrosion.
- Store different pieces separately to avoid tangling. This also mitigates the risk of losing all your valuables in a theft, as robbers are less likely to steal the longer they have to search for something.
- Store items in a box with a strong exterior but a soft interior. This protects them from drops and impacts on the outside, while keeping them safe from scratches and blemishes that could decrease their value.
- Use plastic bags. They’re non-abrasive and flexible, and particularly useful for storing jewelry while traveling.
One of the best ways to prevent home invasion is to discuss your home security options with an Atlanta alarm company. For more information, contact American Alarm at (770) 645-0061 and schedule a consultation.