My family has lived in this town for several generations. Our jewelry store is a fixture in the community. All I heard growing up was how my friend’s dad bought his mom’s engagement ring from my father or Grandfather. I’d see my mentors come in to the store to get their watches repaired & neighbors shop for anniversary & holiday gifts. I always knew I’d join the family business after university & eventually take over from my father. What I didn’t suppose was how the challenges I would have to deal with would be so odd from what Dad & Grandpa faced while in their time in the store. They had to deal with the occasional shoplifter or someone passing a exhausting check. I have thieves trying to break in through the ductwork. I’m not kidding. There are some every enterprising criminals willing to try anything to make a fast score. The people I was with and I have visible security measures that have always worked as deterrents, but now, when the criminals see cameras & alarms, they just take a odd route & break in through the Heating, Ventilation, & A/C system, but getting in through air conditioner & heating ductwork is easier than you think. If you have air vents, you’re an simple target. That’s why I’m upgrading the security system & incorporating Heating, Ventilation, & A/C burglar bars as an obstacle for exhausting guys cutting in through the ventilation system. The bars are put deep inside the air conditioner & heating ducts so if someone should crawl in, they’ll get stopped at a point where backing out is impossible. The police or fire department would have to extract them. I can’t have a store separate from heating, cooling & ventilation however if the equipment bringing the heat & cool air in also lets in thieves, I have to secure it somehow.