Calling all vaults around the world ... you have to upgrade your security alarms to a Verified Active Audio Security System.
The recent Hatton Garden jewelry heist has the makings of a Hollywood movie. A gang of six thieves plotted to commit a bold robbery of precious jewels and cash in London England’s jewelry district.
These sophisticated thieves patiently hid in an office building waiting for staff to complete their safety deposit centre lockup on Easter weekend.
Once the coast was clear, the criminals proceeded to rappel down an elevator shaft until they reached the basement. After cutting through metal security bars, the jewel thieves disabled the vault alarm system and used state-of-the-art tools to drill through an 18 inch thick reinforced metal door! The drilling would have made a lot of noise and yet there were no active audio alarms used, just CCTV.
The bold gem thieves raided over 70 safety deposit boxes, returning twice within the 3-day heist. And they got away clean although it was all recorded on CCTV so owners and investigators could watch after the fact.
This case is an example where how a conventional motion sensor/ door contact security alarm failed to protect precious gems valued at 200 million pounds.
So what went wrong?