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Time Century Jewelry Center Signs Contract with DGA Security Systems

Bring top protection and security to Downtown Miami.




(PRESS RELEASE) MIAMI, FL — When you plan to develop a building that will house the finest designers, manufacturers, and wholesalers of jewelry and watches, you must keep them safe and protect their high-value inventory. That is why the Time Century Jewelry Center has contracted DGA Security Systems, the leading security firm in the U.S. specializing in protecting diamond and jewelry businesses with multiple security protocols for tenants and visitors alike. “We plan to make Time Century Jewelry building a secure environment that will both promote business and protect inventory,” says Yair Levy, owner and developer. “We know how important security is for our tenants.” A seasoned New York developer, Levy is the first to focus exclusively on the jewelry sector in Downtown Miami. He has committed to invest $50 million in the Time Century Jewelry Center, meant to house almost 300 jewelry-focused businesses and anchor the District. “We selected the very best security firm in the industry, DGA Security. DGA is the most experienced company in the market who will work closely with our planners and architects to create effective, unobtrusive high-security systems,” Levy says.

DGA has installed more UL-listed Central Station Alarm Systems for jewelry businesses than any other company in the United States. DGA Security Systems UL Certificates are fully recognized by every jewelry insurer.

Different types of businesses require different security and fire solutions. DGA has been protecting businesses of all kinds for more than 50 years. DGA’s extensive knowledge of the unique security and fire risks associated with each type of business, regulatory compliance, and insurance requirements, as well as best-in-class technology, allows DGA to create customized solutions specifically designed for the jewelry industry. Yair Levy plans to have industry-leading protection and provide enhanced security services using the latest technology for the Time Century Jewelry building.

“We integrate all intrusion and video systems in the building for more intelligent protection, such as receiving video images of alarm events as they occur. DGAOneVIEW® Video goes beyond protecting your business,” says Jason Gonzalez Senior Security Consultant at DGA Security. DGA will monitor the operations in real-time, which is a powerful way to ensure owner, employee, and customer safety while supervising staff movements and enhancing the customer experience. Having the right security measures in place is a critical component of all technology and implementation that Time Century Jewelry Center will provide for its tenants.

More about Time Century Jewelry District: Plans to open Levy’s first project are targeted for summer 2022, offering over 225,000 square feet within their beautifully appointed luxury landmark location. The entire project is designed with the latest state-of-the-art conveniences necessary to service the growing influx of jewelers, watch companies, and jewelry trade services now establishing themselves in the heart of downtown Miami. With a sizeable three-story atrium and custom-designed escalators, shoppers can see through to the elegant salons throughout the first three levels. Most retail spaces will have clear signage viewable from the main floor. Visiting customers will also benefit from Time Century’s very own valet parking service or select from several newly-built public parking garages steps away from the building.

Downtown Miami is slated to be one of the fastest-growing downtown areas in the nation, re-vitalizing the giant anchor tower located at 1 NE First Street and E. Flagler Street, soon to be one of the most vibrant jewelry districts in the country. Time Century Jewelry Center will house almost 300 jewelry stores and jewelry-related offices. The District currently generates close to $1 billion in sales annually and is slated for dramatic growth. Time Century Jewelry Center has easy access to Metro Rail, People Mover, and the Brightline train, connecting Miami to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. They are minutes away from the Port of Miami, known worldwide as the “Cruise Capital of the World.” Millions of tourists visit Downtown Miami each year. Many of them are expected to arrive as soon as the Brightline commuter train opens the station in Orlando, connecting Miami tourists to Orlando’s theme parks. All of this will service and entertain the dramatic increase in residential living areas now being developed surrounding the Time Century Jewelry District.


The City of Miami has been ranked as the fourth “Most Walkable City” in the U.S. because of its Downtown historic buildings, restaurants, and now a modern secure exclusive jewelry and gem tower through the vision of Yair Levy and Time Century Holdings.

For more information about Time Century Jewelry Center leasing options, call Isis Pellegrino + at 786.534.8550 or visit here.



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