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15/07/12
DE KEIZERLIJKE ROBIJN, ZELDZAAM | NL

HET LIJDT GEEN TWIJFEL: ALS HET OM INVESTERINGEN GAAT, VINDEN EXPERTS ROBIJN DE INTERESSANSTE EDELSTEEN.…

27/06/12
Invest wisely - Exciting future for coloured stones | EN

The time has gone when on the exchange markets, currency exchange rates fluctuated within narrow…

27/06/12
Invest knowledgeably - The sapphire, sumptuous and accessible | EN

Like the ruby, the sapphire is a very hard, natural crystallized form of corundum (Al2…

27/06/12
Invest knowledgeably in the Ruby, rare and much sought after | EN

There is no doubt that for the experts, the ruby is by far the most…

25/06/12
De kleur der edelstenen een complex probleem | NL

De oorzaak en verscheidenheid van edelsteenkleuren blijven een uitermate complex probleem. De kleur wordt veroorzaakt…

25/06/12
BEPALEN VAN DE OORSPRONG DER EDELSTENEN | NL

In de praktijk zal een gemmoloog vooral zich steunen op de studie van de insluitsels…

24/06/12
"CONDITION ONE" The robbery-prevention in the jewellery business | EN

The sector is alert. Despite all your precautions, the damage is done. The expansion of…

24/06/12
Die Diebstahlverhütung im Schmucksektor Der Sektor in Alarmbereitschaft | DE

Trotz aller Ihrer Vorsichtsmaßnahmen, wird der Anschlag verübt ... Die Ausbreitung eines Sicherheitsprogrammes auf den…

24/06/12
La prevenzione contro i furti nel settore della gioielleria, Il settore in allerta | IT

L'espansione di un programma di sicurezza rivolto a tutto il settore richiede uno studio approfondito…

24/06/12
La prévention des vols dans le secteur de la joaillerie, un secteur en alerte | FR

Le bijoutier confronté à la violence, que peut il faire ? Malgré toutes vos précautions,…

13/04/12
La kimberlite « roche mère du diamant » |FR

Grâce aux éruptions volcani¬ques, les diamants naissant au centre de la Terre peuvent venir jusqu’à…

13/04/12
THE CARBON REVOLUTION | EN

For a long time only two main types of carbon were known, namely graphite and…

26/03/12
WHEN FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE GETTING HOLD OF THE GEMS | EN

The diamond sector in Antwerp has experienced in 2011 a 48% rise of its sales…

26/03/12
CUTTING TECHNIQUE | EN

FLAT, CONCAVE OR CONVEX? Since it was discovered, the cutting technique of precious stones has…

22/02/12
Das Metier des Edelsteinsachverständigen | DE

Das Metier des Juweliers ist eines der ältesten der Welt, ich sage nicht DAS älteste.…

21/02/12
OP WEG NAAR DE EENMAKING | NL

Vanaf 1 januari 2012 geldt een nieuwe ontslagregel in het kader van de eenmaking van…

20/02/12
2012 est l’année de jubilée de la reine d’Angleterre Élisabeth II | FR

Elle est aussi la reine de seize États indépendants et chef du Commonwealth depuis le…

06/02/12
MADAGASCAR A GEM PARADISE | EN

Situated at the heart of the Indian Ocean, separated from the African continent by the…

26/01/12
LE MARCHE DES PIERRES PRECIEUSES | FR

Le secteur diamantaire anversois a connu en 2011 une hausse de 48% de son chiffre…

18/12/11
THE GARNET AND ITS MULTIPLE FACES | EN

Known since the Antique Days, garnet has always been associated with virtues such as strength,…

22/11/11
Une page de l’histoire du diamant est tournée | FR

La famille Oppenheimer a vendu ses actions à l’Anglo American. La compagnie De Beers, la…

27/09/11
L’Ambre | FR

L’or du Nord ou le Miel de Fortune* est connu depuis l’antiquité, son nom serait…

06/09/11
PLAT, CONCAVE ou CONVEXE, DANS LA TECHNIQUE DE TAILLE | FR

Depuis la découverte de la taille des pierres précieuses, l'évolution technique a été stagnante. La…

30/08/11
DIE RAMAN-SPEKTROSKOPIE IN DER GEMMOLOGIE | DE

Der Raman-Effekt ist ein Phänomen, das im Jahre 1928 durch den indischen Physiker gleichen Namens…

28/06/11
LE GRENAT | FR

Son nom proviendrait, selon Pline, du latin « Malum granatum » ou grenadier, il ajoute…

31/05/11
Precious stones: the end of the tunnel? | EN

The crisis has impacted the whole global economy, the diamond sector, sensitive as it is…

15/05/11
La charte FAIR GEMS PROCESS | FR

une initiative du secteur des pierres précieuses. Né au Sri Lanka l’idée du négociant Français…

05/05/11
Arbitrage Kamer van Deskundigen een stichting van KGSO en ABEX | NL

Arbitrage is een zeer oude vorm van rechtspraak. In de geschiedenis vindt men arbitrage in…

05/05/11
La CHAMBRE D'ARBITRAGE D’EXPERTS est une création de l’ABEX et du CEJA | FR

L'arbitrage est une très vieille forme de jurisprudence. On retrouve l'arbitrage tout au long de…

19/04/11
Les pierres précieuses, la fin du tunnel ? | FR

La crise a affecté toute l’économie mondiale. Le secteur diamantaire pourtant sensible à la moindre…

14/03/11
I centri del taglio storici | IT

Se all'inizio del secolo fino alla seconda guerra mondiale i centri del taglio erano localizzati…

14/03/11
Die historischen Schliffzentren | DE

Wahrend ab Anfang des Jahrhunderts bis zum zweiten Weltkrieg die Schliffzentren sich in Antwerpen, Amsterdam,…

14/03/11
HISTORICAL CUTTING CENTRES | EN

Through the beginning of the century until World War II, centres were situated in Antwerp,…

01/03/11
LA SPETTROMETRIA MINIATURA CON LA FIBRA OTTICA | IT

Grazie a delle nuove evoluzioni nel campo della fibra ottica, e della miniaturizzazione dei componenti…

01/03/11
Das Miniaturspektrometer mit Hilfe der optischen Faser | DE

Dank der jüngsten Entwicklungen im Bereich der optischen Faser und der Miniaturisierung optischer Komponenten und…

01/03/11
ENKELE KLEURSTENEN - EDELTOPAAS | NL

Deze titel is op zich reeds een aanbeveling, een "nobele" waarschuwing, want vele stenen, voornamelijk…

13/02/11
MADAGASCAR PARADIS DES GEMMES | FR

L'île de Madagascar, de 1600 km sur 500 km, est située dans l'Océan Indien près…

26/01/11
ROOKKWARTS | NL

Deze steen, met een kleur gaande van licht havannabruin tot donkerbruin wordt vaak gezet in…

26/01/11
La retaille du diamant | FR

Une discussion interminable depuis plusieurs décennies entre professionnels : faut-il oui ou non retaillé des…

26/01/11
De grote familie van de kwarts | NL

Niettegenstaande zijn democratische prijs, biedt de groep van de kwartsen een grote variëteit aan vormen…

25/01/11
AQUAMARIJN | NL

Behorende tot de grote familie van de beryl, biedt aquamarijn een gamma aan kleuren, gaande…

25/01/11
AMETHIST | NL

Hooggewaardeerd en zeer in trek bij onze grootouders, heeft deze steen, met kleuren gaande van…

19/01/11
ITER, unsere Zukunft | DE

Seit langem schon setzt man sich im Diamantensektor mit Nukleartechnologie auseinander. Seit dem Beginn dem…

13/01/11
PARELS | NL

Het meest vrouwelijke en mystieke onder de sieraden. De parel is een edel en mystiek…

13/01/11
GOUD | NL

Het goud heeft sinds het begin van onze beschaving een belangrijke rol gespeeld in ons…

10/01/11
Smaragd | NL

Smaragd is de groene kleurvariëteit van het mineraal Beryl. De groene kleur is te wijten…

10/01/11
Saffier | NL

De saffier stamt van dezelfde familie als de robijn (korund). Het is dus interessant om…

10/01/11
Robijn | NL

Indien men een classificatie in keurstenen moet maken, moet men ongetwijfeld met de mooiste en…

28/12/10
Le Centre de recherches scientifiques et techniques du diamant WTOCD | FR

Créé en 1977, le Centre de recherches scientifiques et technologique du diamant (Wetenschappelijk en technisch…

28/12/10
INDUSTRIAL DIAMONDS | EN

The industrial diamond sector has seen enormous changes during the last 20 years. The evolution…

06/12/10
HISTORIC EVOLUTION OF THE DIAMOND TRADE | EN

Thanks to documents left by the Greek-Roman civilisation, we have some knowledge on the diamond…

12/11/10
Glyptique, la gravure sur pierre dure | FR

La glyptique ou le ciselage des minéraux et pierres précieuses connaît un regain d'intérêt. Venu…

19/10/10
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier | FR

voyageur, négociant, collectionneur de pierres précieuses et… précurseur du Guide Michelin.

01/09/10
Le lapidage des pierres de couleur et les tailleries à eau - Wasserschleifen | DE

Situées le long de petites rivières, ces tailleries de pierres de couleur ne sont actuellement…

21/06/10
LAPIS-LAZULI et l’AFGHANISTAN | FR

Une « nouvelle » a fait la une des journaux américains : une découverte sensationnelle…

21/05/10
Arbitrage | NL

Als diamanthandelaar of fabrikant, lid van de Federatie der Belgische Diamantbeurzen, weten wij allen het…

21/05/10
LA TOPAZE Noble | FR

La topaze est une pierre fine offrant une large gamme de coloris, de qualités et…

06/04/10
ADL International Magazine | FR

Antwerp and Amsterdam, 2 sister-diamond cities?.

06/04/10
Le Péridot | FR

Le péridot est une pierre très anciennement employée en joaillerie, connue préalablement seulement en galets…

02/02/10
LE DERNIER COMBAT | FR

En ce début des années 20 le secteur connait une période de haute conjoncture, ce…

22/01/10
INCASSO | NL

Het is geen geheim te vertellen dat schuldvorderingen één van de kopzorgen is voor de…

14/12/09
1923 LE CORTEGE DES BIJOUX | FR

Anvers avait déjà une réputation internationale, « la ville des cortèges », tel l’Omegank avec…

13/11/09
1914-1918 | FR

Le secteur diamantaire est tout comme toute les autres industries au seuil de la «…

27/10/09
L'or est d’actualité | FR

L'homme a de tout temps été fasciné par ce métal jaune inaltérable, symbole du soleil.…

16/09/09
Inspectie en huiszoekingsmacht | NL

Sinds 2006 heeft de arbeidsinspectie meer bevoegdheden gekregen. Wat voor gevolgen heeft dit voor de…

27/07/09
Couverture du journal de l'ADB | FR

Début 1904 la hache de guerre n’est toujours pas enterrée entre les diamantaires et les…

16/07/09
ARBEIDSONGEVAL | NL

Een verzekering bij een erkende arbeidsongevallenverzekeraar of bij gemeenschappelijke kassen voor arbeidsongevallen is wettelijk verplicht…

15/06/09
DEELTIJDS WERK | NL

Soms is dit voor de werknemer een oplossing om familiale problemen op te lossen, anderzijds…

29/05/09
1900 débute en mineur | FR

La situation du marché est morose et le syndicat des ouvriers diamantaires sait que leur…

02/05/09
LA SITUATION MONDIALE DU DIAMANT | FR

LE BOTSWANA, LA NAMIBIE ET LES AUTRES PRODUCTEURS Depuis octobre, le secteur a connu une…

19/04/09
1899 | FR

En cette dernière année du XIXe siècle, la situation ne s’améliore pas, bien que qu’une…

18/03/09
Histoire de la taille du diamant à l’échelle industrielle | FR

Le 5ièm Congrès International des tailleurs de diamant se tient à Anvers le 20, 21…

17/03/09
ARBEIDER - BEDIENDE TERUG EEN AKTUEEL PROBLEEM | NL

In een persbericht van 13 maart l.l. betreuren de werkgeversorganisaties UNIZO, VBO, UCM en Agrofront…

02/02/09
NOUVEAUX HORIZONS DU CARBONE | FR

Longtemps, on n'a connu que deux formes principales de carbone: le graphite et le diamant.

25/01/09
LE LAPIS LAZULI, PIERRE DE L’AUBE DE NOTRE HISTOIRE | FR

Cette pierre d’un bleu pouvant être exceptionnel était déjà recherché par les anciens.

23/12/08
EINDEJAARSGESCHENK | NL

De periode is aangebroken dat de werkgever zijn medewerkers wenst te belonen voor hun motivatie…

23/12/08
1894 NAISSANCE DE DEUX SYNDICATS | FR

Sur le plan social, c’est une année mouvementée. Aussi bien en Europe qu’aux Etats-unis des…

23/12/08
Il était une fois (suite) | FR

Naissance de la taille du diamant à l’échelle industrielle.

23/12/08
HISTOIRE DE LA TAILLE DU DIAMANT A L’ECHELLE INDUSTRIELLE V | FR

1895-96 est une période charnière pour le secteur diamantaire si bien qu’il est utile de…

23/12/08
Naissance de la taille du diamant à l’échelle industrielle IV | FR

L’hiver de 1890-1891 fut si rigoureux que l’Escaut se gela complètement, permettant non seulement le…

23/12/08
NAISSANCE DE LA TAILLE DU DIAMANT A L’ECHELLE INDUSTRIELLE III | FR

1890 est l’année où la classe ouvrière ainsi que les paysans du vieux continent cherchent…

23/12/08
ITER et l’avenir | FR

Le secteur diamantaire est depuis longtemps confronté avec le nucléaire, depuis le début du siècle…

23/12/08
DECOUVERTE DES PLUS ANCIENS DIAMANTS DE NOTRE PLANETE | FR

Nous savions que certains diamants avaient un âge respectable de plus de 2.500 millions d’années…

23/12/08
ANTWERP WORLD DIAMOND CENTRE et HRD | FR

Après plusieurs années tumultueuses suivies d’une restructuration pénible, l’HRD a été scindé en une fondation…

23/12/08
Eurocertice | FR

CERTIFICATION DES EXPERTS DE LITIGE ET DES CONSULTANTS GEMMOLOGUES – DIAMANTAIRES - BIJOUTIERS ISO-CEI 17024

02/10/08
HISTOIRE DE LA TAILLE DU DIAMANT | FR

La taille actuelle du diamant a été découverte par le brugeois Louis de Berquem, qui…

02/10/08
Le Débrutage du Diamant | FR

La troisième phase aboutissant à la transformation de la pierre brute en une pierre taillée…

02/10/08
RETROSPECTIVE D’ANVERS | FR

L’année 2007 a été une année difficile pour le marché du diamant. La hausse des…

02/10/08
LA SPECTROMETRIE MINIATURE A L’AIDE DE FIBRE OPTIQUE | FR

Grâce à de nouvelles évolutions dans le domaine de la fibre optique, et la miniaturisation…

02/10/08
TRAITEMENTS DES COULEURS | FR

Le traitement Haute Pression - Haute Température (HPHT) lancé par la firme Lazar Kaplan en…

02/10/08
LES MOLECULES DE CARBONE DE L’AVENIR | FR

Nous avons vu les deux formes principales de carbone sont connues : le graphite et…

02/10/08
LA DETECTION DES DIAMANTS SYNTHETIQUES | FR

LA LUMINESCENCE CATHODIQUE, L'ULTRA VIOLET, MICROSCOPE

02/10/08
MICROTOMOGRAPHIE DE DIAMANTS | FR

Le professeur Dirk Van Dyck du département de physique de l’université d’Anvers (UA) a élaboré…

02/10/08
Les Diamants de couleur | FR

Mieux connu sous le nom de « Fancy colour » ou couleur fantaisie les diamants…

04/09/08
HISTOIRE DU DIAMANT SYNTHETIQUE | FR

Les alchimistes croyaient que la pierre philosophale, les matériaux nobles étaient faits à partir d’une…

04/09/08
SYNTHETISCHE DIAMANT EN IMITATIES | NL

De diamant, koning van de edelstenen, heeft altijd imitaties gekend. Reeds in de 15de eeuw…

04/09/08
DIAMANT SYNTHETIQUE ET IMITATIONS | FR

Le diamant, roi des pierres précieuses, a très tôt connu des imitations. Dès le 15ième…

22/04/08
DECOUVERTE DES PLUS ANCIENS DIAMANTS DE NOTRE PLANETE | FR

Nous savions que certains diamants avaient un âge respectable de plus de 2.500 millions d’années…

26/02/08
DECOUVERTE DES PLUS ANCIENS DIAMANTS DE NOTRE PLANETE | FR

Nous savions que certains diamants avaient un âge respectable de plus de 2.500 millions d’années…

06/11/07
Le Bijoutier - Un diamant de 7.000 Carats | FR

C’était une annonce spectaculaire mais surtout bizarre sur Internet, une mine qui désire rester anonyme…

04/10/07
KNACK 19.09.2007 De Vervloekte Steen | NL

Een interview met Eddy Vleeschdrager, gepubliceerd in Knack.

30/01/07
Diffusion dans les corindons | FR

Depuis quelques années des rubis et des saphirs (corindons) traités par diffusion sont apparus sur…

30/01/07
Diamante e Internet Customerization, marketing, E-business - IT

Rudolphe Hell è deceduto alla veneranda età di 100 anni, nonostante ciò i giornali l’hanno…

30/01/07
Cut | EN

The cut of a Diamond is the only property which is totally dependent on man.…

30/01/07
Customerization,marketing,E-business - DE

Rudolphe Hell ist gerade im ansehlichen Alter von 100 Jahren gestorben, trotzdem haben die Zeitungen…

30/01/07
Diamant et Internet Customerization, marketing, E-business - FR

Rudolphe Hell vient de mourir à l’âge honorable de 100 ans, pourtant les journaux en…

30/01/07
Diamonds and Internet Customerization, marketing, e-business - EN

Rudolphe Hell died at the honourable age of 100 years. Newspapers hardly mentioned it, only…

30/01/07
Automatisation | FR

Célébrer les bienfaits ou dénoncer les méfaits de l’automatisation sous ses formes les plus diverses…

22/01/07
Les Diamants Verts | FR

Les diamants les plus rares et les plus prestigieux sont les diamants rouges, en deuxième…

04/01/07
Parcelpaper - 't Partijbriefke NO.10 | FR

De plus en plus nous observons le désir des diamantaires de vouloir participer à des…

04/01/07
Parcelpaper - 't Partijbriefke NO.10 | EN

Why participate in a trade fair? In recent years an increasing number of companies have…

03/01/07
Le Saphir, Somptueux et Abordable | FR

Comme le rubis, le saphir est une forme naturelle cristallisée de corindon (Al2 03). Connu…

03/01/07
Le Rubis, Rare et Prestigieux | FR

Le rubis est, de loin, la pierre la plus somptueuse, mais disons le immédiatement, c’est…

14/11/06
Les valeurs des diamants de couleur | FR

Vu l’absence de listes de prix comme nous les connaissons déjà pour les diamants blancs…

14/11/06
Les diamants de couleur naturelle | FR

Depuis que les hommes ont porté de l’intérêt au diamant, les diamants de couleur les…

25/07/06
Deelname Vakbeurzen, Oportuniteit voor de Antwerpse Diamantair | NL

De laatste jaren zijn er meer en meer firma’s die aan vakbeurzen wensen deel te…

25/07/06
Histoire de la Taille du Diamant | FR

La taille actuelle du diamant a été découverte par le brugeois Louis de Berquem, qui…

25/07/06
L’Inquietudes des Diamantaires | FR

La Guilde du Diamant et des Pierres Précieuses a organisé dans la salle du Club…

25/07/06
Le Grenat | FR

Le nom du grenat trouve son origine dans le nom latin du fruit du grenadier…

21/04/06
La Topaze | FR

Les premières traces du nom topaze remontent à l’Antiquité où le nom de topaze fut…

30/03/06
La saga de l’HRD | FR

C’est un malaise qui dure depuis plus de 4 années, en effet depuis la restructuration…

22/02/06
L’Aigue Marine | FR

De vert bleuté, bleu clair au bleu de la mer, l’aigue marine appartient à la…

22/02/06
La Dérive des Continents et le Diamant | FR

Au début du siècle le météorologiste et géophysicien allemand Wegener publia une thèse sur la…

22/02/06
La Spectroscopie Raman en Gemmologie | FR

L’effet Raman est un phénomène découvert en 1928 par le physicien indien du même nom…

22/02/06
La Technique de Chauffe des Pierres Précieuses | FR

Depuis longue date, les pierres de couleurs, précieuses ou fines, de couleurs faibles ou moins…

22/02/06
Vert comme émeraude – couleur du printemps éternel | FR

La dernière des trois pierres précieuses est l’émeraude. Elle fait partie d’une autre grande famille:…

22/02/06
Histoire du Diamant Synthétique | FR

Les alchimistes croyaient que la pierre philosophale, les matériaux nobles étaient faits à partir d’une…

22/02/06
Expertise in de Diamantsector | NL

Expertise in de diamantsector heeft verschillende “facetten”. Zij bevat 6 onderverdelingen of specialiteiten waar de…

22/02/06
Diamant Synthétique et Imitations | FR

Le diamant, roi des pierres précieuses, a toujours connu des imitations. Déjà au 15ième siècle…

15/02/06
C.V.D. Chemical Vapor Deposition | FR

Un procédé déjà largement employé dans l’industrie depuis les années 80 pour le « durcissement…

30/01/06
Genese du Diamant | FR

En des temps très reculés, là où la terre, notre planète n’était que feu, glace…

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"CONDITION ONE" The robbery-prevention in the jewellery business | EN

The sector is alert. Despite all your precautions, the damage is done. The expansion of a security program for the entire sector asks for a profound study of the different risks. In our particular sector such a study deserves specific attention : The presentation of this study not only shows the different prevention methods, who are surely a priority, but also and above all the specific security methods in order to react properly to criminality, because sooner a or later we will he confronted with either little criminality or severe aggression.

In the first place we want to draw your attention to the consequences of these aggressions. How many of our confreres have paid with their lives; how many are traumatized for the rest of their days? Many others have closed their shops or sold their businesses.
 
For them who have experienced it, it resulted in the worst nightmares. The aggressors are seldom caught, and if they are caught, often by accident, they only gel a very mild punishment or no punishment at all. Today these facts leave us with a feeling of powerlessness. The question is: do jewellers and negotiators in precious stones have to wait until the yare slaughtered like cattle?
 
The insurance companies are our second nightmare. Have you read your insurance policy properly? Aren't there some clauses who exclude this or that risk? In general this is written in small characters on the back hidden in a text written in a confusing language. Indeed your insurance broker is very friendly and gives you confidence. You have forseen everything until the day of the accident and then your friendly insurance-broker will tell you very boldly: "I warned you that this was not included! Have you forgotten?" or “well, that's normal".
 
Because the insurance is forced to pay: often caused by a lawsuit, the will dispute the value and haggle over the price like fishwives, which means the lowest possible price. They send experts who are sometimes named "Loss adjuster", and who neither know their job nor the value, but they begin to offer you 30% or 40% of the value. Anyway they try to find a fault so they don't have to pay anything at all. If you are victimized for the second time, the insurance will expel you because you are undesirable, so you have to leave them for another company. Please be aware of the fact that if you have the impression that you can rely on your insurance broker, which means that you are covered against robbery, the risk still exists that your new insurance will not pay you anything, because your insurance-broker has forgotten to stipulate that you have already had some accidents in the past. It is also possible that your broker will take the money of your contribution in his pocket, so that you are not insured at all. So prevention is better than healing.
 
In this context we have to study the report between the aggressor, the company or the individual. The difficulty lies in the fact that one has to anticipate the tactic of the aggressors. When and how do they operate? The key lies in the activity of the victim. In the jewellery-business the risk is much more important than in other professions. According to statistics the jewellery sector is mentioned as the most risk full businesses, together with the banks and the post offices. The most common risks are the following: Robbery, swindling, hold-up, but there are also cases of dishonest employees. First of all we have to change our attitude. In our profession we always rely on confidence and honesty, but isn't that naive or even a bit irresponsible? The prevention starts with an attitude towards security. We live in a world, which develops more and more violence. Things that were perfectly common 20 years ago are today considered a great risk, for example going for a walk in the evening in certain districts of the city or your own neighbourhood without being accompanied by a Pit-bull or a Doberman or other four footed monsters. Driving a car without bolting the doors. Leaving the house without activating the alarm system ... etc.
 
In our activity we have to be prepared for a daily risk of robbery, aggression and violence. We have to change our attitude and stay , alert, thinking that we are at any time potential victims. The anticipation of criminality is a good thing. The preparation of a hold-up begins with the study of the environment, for example the location of the exit, abandoned neighbourhoods in the evening, the vicinity of a highway. You will also benefit from the observation of everyone who walks up and down the street where your shop is located, or of a car standing in front of your shop with passengers who look rather suspicious. We certainly don't have to become passive or a fatalistic. Victims with a passive attitude are a criminals dream, and will certainly encourage him to commit another crime. On the other hand, we have to exclude all heroic actions, which can be fatal. Security methods can be very sufficient without providing great risk: You must not forget that the aggressor always takes advantage of the act of surprise, which can paralyze you. It is he who decides about the hour and the place of the crime. In spite of our preparations we mustn’t forget that at any time we can become a victim. Therefore we must try to avoid injuries as much as possible; material damage as well as physical injuries. It is sometimes inevitable to avoid severe injuries, but we must try to limit them at any time. In some cases, there are jewellers who are even attacked several times. The aggression according to the law: aggression is an act of robbery with violence with the intimidation of a firearm, a knife or other objects, which are used to injure the victim.
 
In the United States the statistics concerning aggressions give us the following data: Aggressions are mostly found in cities with more than 250000 citizens. Two out of three crimes are committed with the help of a weapon. Two out of three crimes are committed with the help of side arms or guns. The victims suffer violence in 10% to 50% of the cases. The risk of a being injured by a gun is 1 chance to 7, on the contrary it is 1 to 4 with the help of a side arm. In most cases aggression is committed in the street, at night, on Fridays, in the weekend and especially in wintertime. In many cases criminal acts are accompli shed by 2 or even more aggressors. According to the statistics of ISTAT in Italy, Europe has a percentage of aggression of more than 86% on the jewellers, wholesalers and representatives. 73% are armed and burglary in 17% of the cases. These figures are worth thinking, about.
 
Three different types of criminals are known:
 
l) The professional who carefully studies his victim before operating. In general he is armed and he often works with a partner, who has to distract or attack. He can also approach you as a perfect gentleman, pretending that he is a potential client. While the first one distracts the attention of your employees, the other one commits the robbery.
 
2) The opportunist who choses a victim for his vulnerability and who is pleased with a little bit of money or a piece of jewellery.
 
3) The kleptomaniac is never armed, but he becomes dangerous when he is trapped.
 
The most important thing is to avoid injuries as, much as possible, or even worse being killed by a aggression. Also we can possess efficient methods, which decrease the risk and will help the reconstruction of the aggression later. We mustn’t allow violence to put your life, the life of your colleagues or your clients in danger. The situation were a jeweller boldly takes his gun and shoots his agressor is very exceptional and asks of the jeweller an intensive training and self control.
 
Criminals are in general recidivists who use any gun they can buy on the market for a very low price, like a Kalashnikov. Beforehand they study the situation carefully, especially the timetables and the escape routes. The presence of a police-station or a pedestrian area near by form severe obstacles for criminals. A robbery often takes place at the time the shop opens or closes, or when the safe opens. In this particular situation the risk of being violated is very big. According to statistics, the average time needed for such an operation is 1 minute and a half. In order to operate as quickly as possible the criminal uses all the aggression needed. Operation: In general the professional looks like a perfect gentleman, he is polite and interested and he tries to build up some confidence. He is disguised, wears glasses, dyes his hair, he wears a moustache and sometimes swells his cheeks. He puts soles under his shoes to look taller, he changes his accent and sometimes he puts a pillow under his vest to look bigger. He disguises himself so the victim can’t recognize him, not even when he is taken by the video camera. He is very relaxed and asks to see the most exquisite pieces in order to make his choice; he prefers jewels set with diamonds and precious stones. When there are few customers in the shop that is the moment when he shows his gun. Very quickly he claims as much jewellery and liquid money as possible. It is important to remember that the receiver of the stolen goods only has to pay 20% of their value, because the criminal wants to get rid of the goods as soon as possible. On the opposite the amateur will hide himself from the sight of the street, he is very nervous, sweats and trembles. Be aware of the fact that they aren't less dangerous! They are also in the possession of a gun or a knife, which they will surely use when they start to panic. We can also recognize a thief, because he will move his fingers very quickly, like a pianist, in order to make them flexible just before the theft. As it is a fact that we are confronted with criminality 24 hours a day, we are obliged to study different methods depending on the situation and the profession. The jeweller in his shop, the representative when he is on the road, the wholesaler in his office. You mustn’t rely on the believe that it won't happen to you, it, is better if you think: "When will it happen to me?"
 
There are 12 commands for the attentive jeweller, but l will propose 17 of them.
 
l) Always be alert, like little birds are for a cat or other predators.
 
2) Check if the same person or the same car does not follow you for a while.
 
3) If you think you are followed, change immediately your direction and go to the nearest by police station or enter a restaurant or a shop to ask for help. A mobilophone is a very helpful instrument, when he works properly, to receive some assistance because you can tell exactly where you are.
 
4) You have to change the route to your office, shop or house on a regular basis. I'm aware of the fact that such a thing the demands a lot of discipline
 
5) Avoid a fixed schedule, the hour, the date and even your itinerary, to load and carry your collection or money has to be secret.
 
6) Transport your goods al ways with a car and never alone.
 
7) You mustn’t 't do another thing al the same time, for example deliver a jewel at a clients house.
 
8) Avoid abandoned roads, places who aren’t illuminated or car parks of the highway, and consider before you leave where you can search help (police-station).
 
9) Always inform your relatives and colleagues about the details of your appointment, so they can alarm, the police when you don’t return on time.
 
10) When you arrive at your, destination, always observe cars with passengers who look suspicious and who are waiting in the street for no particular reason. Pay attention to people you have already seen a few days before, people, wearing glasses, hats or a scarf before their mouth.
 
11) When the shops opens in the morning, check if there isn't anyone who tries to enter very quickly through the back- or even the front door.
 
l2) It is recommended to open the shop always with 2 people, so one can open while the other observes the environment.
 
13) Always be prepared to press the alarm button, there are alarms on the market which can he activated with your foot. You mustn't take any risk and press the alarm button even when the person only looks suspicious.
 
14) Pay attention to the first and the last customer, especially he who enters al the last minute.
 
15) Pay attention to nervous looking people, individuals with a funny voice or people who frequently look behind their back or in the street.
 
16) Before you close the shop it is advisable ta observe the street and when you remark something odd, alarm immediately the security police. If you don't feel safe anymore, get protection from a guardian.
 
17) You have to pay even more attention in situations where a lot of people are present, like for example a fair, a party or a market, because a thief can easily steal an object and disappear in the crowd.
 
The attempt
 
l) When the aggression takes place during opening time of your shop or in your office don't resist, obey and follow the orders of your aggressor. Don't consider yourself a coward, your safety and that of your colleagues is more important.
 
2) When they force you to inactivate the alarm system, do it in such a way that the guards will receive a distress signal in order for them to alarm the police. The police will call to ask your code number, when you give them the wrong one, the alarm procedure will be activated.
 
3) When the criminal enters your shop and threatens you, try to behave calmly and don't move. Don 't give the impression that you want to push the alarm button or try to grab a weapon because when you do, you will start a violent action.
 
4) If you want to push the alarm button, do it in a discrete way with your knee or your foot. You can also buy a portable alarm the size of a match box.
 
5) Concentrate on your aggressor, his appearance, clothes, and use of language in order to provide the police with any special identifying traits such, tattoos, scars or any other special marks.
 
6) When the aggressor wants to leave, let him go, because your life and the life, of your colleagues is more important.
 
7) When the police enter, lay down flat and don't do anything unnecessary in order to avoid bullets fragments of glass.
 
8)When the criminal escapes, try to write clown the number plate, the make and colour of the car. But pay attention, the aggressor can still shoot you.
 
9) After they leave, don't enter the crime scene anymore, because otherwise you will cover up uels which are important for the investigation.
 
1O) Don' t touch anything before the police arrives because fingerprints, foot-marks or lost objects are very important for the investigation.
 
11) Tell your story to the police without talking to others. Your first impressions will be compared with that of the other witnesses.
 
12) Make your inventory calmly. Double check everything before you declare your loss to the "Loss-adjusters", because every mistake you make the y will use as an excuse not to pay you. It is advisable that you take a lawyer for this matter.
 
Our protection:
 
Thanks to new technology we have gadgets that can protcet us against the criminals. We are forced to protect ourselves because the authorities are unable to give us the protection we need.
 
We have 2 types of protection devices available: physical and electronic device. External protections are bars, secured glass, glass with polyester film in between, locks and bullet proof doors and windows. Internal protection consists of a safe and security rooms equipped with a time clock. Lights with infrared detectors, which lighten up when an intruder approaches, is a very simple system to fight small crimes.
 
Electronic protection:
 
Today we have at our disposal a varied range of electronic systems, ranging from very simple to very sophisticated. You have to pay attention ta that they are reliable and efficient. Detection can take place by ultrasonic detectors, by equipment, which is sensible for shockwaves, or by magnets placed on doors and windows. There is even very sensitive equipment available which is connected to a central display where the monitor 24 hours on 24 hours if it is a false 4l alarm or a real holdup. Cameras are getting smaller every day and de nowadays only are the size of a cufflink. The alarm buttons can be attached in different places or can be portable with only the size of a lighter to carry in one's pocket. All these objects are connected to a central display, which can be alarmed silently so the police or the guardians are able, do an intervention. A very loud siren will only make the aggressors nervous and will push them into deadly actions.
 
You have also smoke defence, see www.bandit.be very efficient. A video is an efficient weapon, but the cameras have to be placed strategically and the video may lot be accessible for the intruders so they can't take out the cassette. A visible camera frightens the amateurs but for the professional it is better if you hide a camera in an object like a painting, a statuette or a vase. A combination of all these systems offers the best protection. The English example, which says: "arms invite criminals to use arms". I don't want to discuss this polemic, that's the work of psychologists. criminologists. university professors and above all of politicians. Some countries give the opportunity to people, who have an occupation which involves risks, to protect themselves by carrying a gun, a weapon to give electric shocks, gas or pepper spray.
 
You can also follow hold up training where you will prepared for this accident and know how to react. We can conclude that there exist different methods to protect ourselves and working under the protection of a security firm can avoid al so many sad things. Prevention is better than cure. This investment will be fortunate on a long term basis. Guards with a professional training can save your life on risky moments, like when you have to visit unknown clients or when you have an exhibition. The aggressors are discouraged, the expenses are deductible and above ail your insurance costs will be reduced.


 

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