b'in violence which could occur when a smash, grab and run attacker encounters this enhanced resistance.Jewelers have experimented with attaching impact-resisting filmstoenhancetheattackresistanceoftheirshowcase displays. The performance of some of these films over time has been negatively affected by the heat generated in the showcaselighting.Insomeapplications,thefilmmustbe wrapped around the edge of the showcase glass and requires theshowcasebedismantledtocomplywiththeproduct manufacturers installation instructions.Jewelershaveinstalledshowcasesecuritysystemsintheir merchandisedisplaystoassureassociatesdonotleavea showcase key in a showcase lock or to let associates know whenever a showcase is left unlocked/ unattended.Over the last several years, security companies specializing in retail jewelry security have worked to enhance, perfect and brand these showcase systems. As a result, these systems have become quite sophisticated in utilizing the latest technologies. SOME GREAT EXAMPLES INCLUDE:DGA GemControl (utilizing the latest in IP-based technology) https://www.dga.com/business-securitySenseon Access Control (utilizing RFID technology)https://www.senseon.com/Looking for more loss prevention and security information? Keep your entire staff up-to-date on all things security by having them enroll in JM University. Jewelers Mutual policyholders receive free access to the online learning platform and can register for an account at JMUniversity.com.David SextonDavid Sexton is vice president of loss prevention consulting at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Headquartered in Neenah, Wis., Jewelers Mutual is the only nsurance company in the U.S. and Canada that specializes exclusively in protecting the jewelry industry and individuals jewelry. THE RETAIL JEWELER |31'