My family has lived in this town for various generations. Our jewelry store is a fixture in the community. All I heard growing up was how my friend’s dad bought her mom’s engagement ring from my father or Grandfather. I’d see my teachers come in to the store to get their watches repaired and neighbors shop for anniversary and holiday gifts. I always knew I’d join the family business after university and eventually take over from my father. What I didn’t guess was how the challenges I would have to deal with would be so odd from what Dad and Grandfather faced during their time in the store. They had to deal with the occasional shoplifter or someone passing a terrible check. I have thieves trying to chop in through the HVAC duct. I’m not kidding. There are some every enterprising criminals willing to try anything to make a fast score. All of us have visible security measures that have always worked as deterrents! But now, when the criminals see cameras and alarms, they just take a odd route and chop in through the Heating as well as Air Conditioning system… Getting in through a/c and heating HVAC duct is easier than you think. If you have air vents, you’re an easy target. That’s why I’m upgrading the security plan and incorporating Heating as well as Air Conditioning burglar bars as an obstacle for terrible women splitting in through the ventilation system. The bars are put deep inside the a/c and 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 without heating, cooling and ventilation but if the device bringing the heat and cool air in also lets in thieves, I have to secure it somehow.