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Security for Surrey Jewellers


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Enhancing Security with Electronic Locks for Jewellers in Surrey

In Surrey, jewellers face the challenge of securing high-value goods against theft and burglary.

Traditional locks, while effective are being replaced by electronic locks. These advanced locking systems offer enhanced security features tailored to meet the unique needs of jewellers and retail outlets with high value goods.

We recently installed a simple electronic lock in Guilford, Surrey for a local family run jewellers Charmé.  As a member of The National Association of Jewellers the shop stocks high value items and contacted A Matter of Security as they required a solution to control access through the front door into the main shop.

Here’s a look at why electronic locks is becoming an essential security measure for jewellery across the UK and how we can help other retail outlets looking to protect their property with this type of security solution.

Advantages of Electronic Locks

Electronic locks can utilise multiple forms of authentication, such as PIN codes, key cards, or biometric access such as fingerprints or facial recognition. This multi-layered approach makes it much harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access.

Normally for jewellers the shop staff require restricted access at the front door.   This prevents people from freely walking into the main shop area.

Jewellers should assess their specific security needs and choose an electronic lock system that best addresses those requirements. Consider factors such as the size of the store, the number of employees, and the value of the stock.

If there is enough space and the value of the goods carries a high risk, then an airlock style access control system is normally preferred.

Slowing Down Would Be Thieves

Having an electronic access control or electronic lock on the main entrance will slow down the access into the shop but when someone in inside the shop and the door locks into position preventing what is called ‘free exit’.

Staff members normally have an exit button sited under the counter so that when someone wants to leave, they press the exit button so that the person can leave.

Research suggests that criminals will normally plan a theft.  Having an electronic access control system installed will deter a thief from returning if they think there is a risk of being locked in a jewellery store.

Other methods of improving security

There are many ways to increase security for jewellers, especially in areas such as Surrey where we have seen a rise in Crime over the past few years.

A Matter of Security can also offer intruder alarm systems connected to the local Surrey Police Force.  These types of security systems can include panic alarms also connected to the local authorities and can be easily integrated to fogging systems or more commonly called smoke machines.

CCTV systems are also a good deterrent.  Modern CCTV systems can be connected to local council databases and provide alerts if someone’s face is recognised.  High-Definition CCTV will provide crystal clear recording and may provide that omissible evidence required if a crime was to be committed.

Insurance Requirements

Don’t forget to check with your insurance company to see if the security systems you have installed are sufficient.  Always check your policy and discuss with your insurance broker if improvements can decrease your annual policy.

Regular Security Maintenance

Keep the electronic lock system updated will prevent the security system from failing.  Good maintenance of the door is also very important. Conduct regular maintenance checks to ensure all components are functioning correctly and to address any potential issues before something fails.


Electronic locks offer jewellers in Surrey a robust and flexible solution to enhance the security of their premises.

Investing in these advanced security measures not only safeguards valuable stock but also ensures peace of mind for jewellers, their employees, and their customers.

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