Interresting point of view! I’m looking into having a safe for
1.I do not like to go each time to bank to collect my gemstones in
order to work with them.
2.Same reason for the precious metal I have and the fixed items.
3.If I go out,I never have jewelry in my car or with me and I feel
much saver when I know that people with a high potential of loaning
items from somebody else for a longer period of time do have a hell
of a job by trying to get something and properly never getting it.
4.I do not like to run into the latest brandnew stuff of high
technology safes, but I would preffer of having an old havy reliable
safe with turning codes.The reason for this is that the older
criminals are getting very rare and the new generation do not have
the knowledge of this old stuff.
5.The insurance needs all kind of precaution as you already mentoned
in your mail.With my old safe, they don’t care about it and I
neither. If thieves really want to have something,they will go for it
and no safe will be save enough.
6.Frequently you find old safes on fleamarkets.Costs, about 500 US$.I
can protect many items for 500,- bucks!!
7.I do not draw the attention to me,my family or my house by having
an alarm system.Whatever you have,the other part already has a
countersystem,specially on electronic devices.
8.Here in Europe,thieves even steal furniture,items who are not to
hot (in temperature of course) or to heavy they dissapear.
I do have a kind of protection system which is not on the market and
it is very safe but … I’m not going to tell anybody about
it.By doing this,I already made my first secure step.
However Daniel,I do understand you and in many way’s I agree with
you,but this is my opinion and maybe this sounds not to bad for other
fellow jewellers.It’s a game of give and take and you better don’t
lose on this one.