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 collection...so 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
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
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.