NEW MANDATORY SECURITY MEASURES FROM SEPTEMBER 1st
Main actions to be taken
New mandatory security measures from September 1st
The adaptation period to new security measures for entities that purchase, sell and display precious metals or works of art, provided for in Law 34/2013, of May 16th, 2013, ends on September 1st.
Main actions to be taken:
Video surveillance systems: the establishments must post informative signs about the on-site surveillance system, which can only be placed by an accredited installation company. The entities covered by this law shall ensure:
- identification of persons, covering the whole area of public access and with a recording system for 30 days, as a general rule, or 90 days if the establishment deals with the precious materials used;
- the external monitoring of the system, if any, must be exclusively carried out in a reception and monitoring centre for alarms and video surveillance (CRMAV) of a company that holds a license or a self-protection license holder;
Trespass alert system: commonly known as an alarm, communication to the Security Force (PSP) is mandatory, and this can only be done by an accredited installation company. The trespass alert system requires that:
- the external monitoring of the system, if any, must be exclusively carried out in a reception and monitoring centre for alarms and video surveillance (CRMAV) of a company holding a Permit C or an entity holding a self-protection license, as applicable;
- in cases where there is external monitoring of the system, the alarm system shall be grade 3. In cases where the system is not externally monitored, the system shall be grade 1. Both shall have an external siren that can be heard outside of the establishment.
Safe or vault:
- security level 3 in accordance with EN 1143-1 (minimum grade, documented)
- delayed automatic opening system
- metal and electronic door locking device (for use outside of opening hours)
It is worth mentioning the importance of all establishments adopting self-protective behaviours, such as:
- frequently removing the highest-value banknotes from the cash register and store them in a safe place that is not visible to the public
- not disclosing to anyone other than the store employees the location of the alarm device button
- hiring companies specialised in the transport of valuable goods or cash
- permanently changing any routine transfer/deposit of funds ??in the bank. These actions promote greater security by reducing the risks of unpleasant situations.
For any further clarification on the new security measures, do not hesitate to contact AORP, by email at email@example.com.