Museum Case Studies


Case Study 1.

This Art Gallery invested in a GalleryMaster system some 5 years ago. Initially the system included the software and PC as well as receivers and repeaters so that signals could be picked up from all corners of the large building. A few sensors were purchased for some permanent exhibits but the Gallery mainly deal with temporary displays.

The Gallery has regular visiting exhibitions. As part of the planning of the exhibition there is a security risk assessment by staff considering the exhibits, their positioning, size, value etc.

If necessary the Gallery then discusses its needs with Euronova and then purchase (or re-utilize) a sensor (s) to do the job. This is then installed by the Gallery staff and set up on the GalleryMaster PC.
Exhibits protected so far include an external "art performance" protected by InfraRed beams, sculptures, paintings and firearms. These are set up as different locations so that some can be turned off (or on) at night or for cleaning.



Case Study 2.

The Palace's Museum is open to the public every day of the year. With valuable Royal Treasures this presents many challenges to the security of its 9 years ago, the board of the Museum chose to invest in the GalleryMasterTM system.

They purchased nearly 300 sensors, 12 receivers, software and relay interfaces. It was all installed simply, tidily and was integrated to communicate with their existing alarm software.

GalleryMasterTM detectors were chosen because of their versatility. They can equally protect paintings, busts, clocks, vases and many other types of artefact as well as providing extra security on doors and windows.

If an exhibit is touched, knocked, or disturbed in some way a unique signal is sent from the sensor to the nearest receiver (installed high up in the ceiling/wall). This, via the software and relay interface, triggers the guards' alarm system giving them the details of where to go to investigate.


Case Study 3.

6 years ago this museum invested in GalleryMaster as part of a project to upgrade security and reduce operating costs. In combination with object protection, the museum upgraded their CCTV and access control.

600 sensors were purchased (of differing types) and a network of receivers was cabled up in the roof void.

Many of the sensors were programmed to trigger a CCTV preset (using relays). In addition the sensors let museum staff know if there is a need for a battery change (approx 3 years).

Due to the large number of sensors the museum rigorously audits the sensor database to ensure that the information on the PC is correct.

Other museums have connected GalleryMaster to paging systems, use their LAN to view the alarm status, trigger CCTV using the RS232 link, use the "attack buttons" at desks and museum shop.


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