Few things are more important to a museum than the security of its collection. Our cultural institutions are packed with irreplaceable items, and these pieces often have significant financial and cultural value. It’s vital for any museum to be able to keep its exhibits safe and secure in a cost-effective manner, which is exactly why Art Sentry exists.
During these unprecedented times of decreased visitors and tight budgets, it can be difficult to justify the overall expense of protecting the collection. However, the innovative Art Sentry system can yield a net-cost savings for your museum, providing enhanced protection while guard efficiencies are realized.
Since 2005, Art Sentry has been an industry leader, safeguarding valuable artifacts throughout many of the world’s great museums and cultural institutions. Our mission is to provide your security team with a state-of-the-art system that prevents touches, fosters an environment that puts your visitors (and security guards) at ease, and helps you gather and analyze data to keep your museum secure, both now and into the future.
If you want to use the same system used by a quarter of the nation’s top art museums — and which reduces 60% of incidents causing serious damage, as well as 92% of artifact touches — Art Sentry has the answers you’re seeking. To analyze why your museum needs Art Sentry protection and how exactly we can help, let’s start by taking a look at how we help keep your museum’s pieces safe.
Art, by its very nature, is best experienced in person. Getting an up-close look at a classic work of art is an invigorating experience that has no equal in the world of virtual tours and digital galleries. The mere act of displaying these works subjects them to potential damages from climate and lighting, not to mention the issues that can arise from museum guests touching them.
With museums’ valuable collection pieces being more exposed than ever, Art Sentry’s security system can help put museum professionals’ minds at ease. Art Sentry allows you to place a series of polygons around each piece in your collection, creating a protection zone. If that zone is breached, our system instantly notifies your security guards and guests with an audible alert.
Visitor alerts are automated and fully objective. This eliminates the need for a guard to approach visitors, and thus prevents visitors from feeling unfairly targeted or singled out for reprimand. This has been shown to increase visitor satisfaction scores at museums that use the Art Sentry system.
Our system helps your visitors avoid touching collection pieces before their hands even get close enough, which in turn ensures the longevity and safety of your exhibits. In addition, our motion detection system provides your museum's management team with a steady stream of valuable data that helps you understand how guests behave in your museum, giving you the information you need to move exhibits and pieces around to maximize the flow of guests through your museum (and minimize the opportunities your guests have to touch your artifacts).
Do you need more information about Art Sentry? Would you like to schedule a demonstration to see how it works? Contact us and we’ll show you the benefits of the Art Sentry system.