A fine art security system in galleries, museums, and other prestigious establishments will help prevent one of the biggest methods of damage to priceless artifacts - touches. Preventing touches to historical objects and valuable artwork can be exceptionally hard to do, which is why cutting edge security systems are essential to preserving irreplaceable collections. Art Sentry’s fine art security system is the solution you need to prevent harmful touches in your museum, gallery, or institution.
It’s unreasonable to assume that each piece of a collection is being guarded at all times. In a typical month, a Top US Museum* had three touches manually reported by the guards. Three months after the Art Sentry system was implemented, there were an average of 386 attempted touches per month recorded through the system, proving that stanchions and signs alone are not enough to deter visitor bad behavior.
With the fine art security system from Art Sentry, visitors are warned when they are too close to the piece causing them to step back before touching the artwork. Utilizing audible alerts, this museum effectively prevented 92% of all touches.
If you’d like to start gathering data to optimize your museum or gallery security, take a moment to read our case study on how to gather insight and analyze statistics with Art Sentry.
“The Art Sentry system has reduced serious-damage incidents by 60% and it’s trending even lower.
As each serious-damage incident costs tens of thousands of dollars to repair, the system has not only saved us money, it also allows us to keep our collection pieces in the gallery for visitors to enjoy”
While social media can be a beneficial way to further educate and showcase beautiful collections in your museum or gallery, it also has, unfortunately, helped escalate negative behavior from visitors.
Visitors trying to capture the perfect ‘selfie’ or ‘post-worthy’ pictures with museum artifacts has caused an alarming increase in visitor bad behavior. Now more than ever, the priceless artifacts in museums around the world are at risk for touch-related damage.
Our security system for fine art and historical items is a great way to decrease bad behavior without curbing your visitor's desire to share their trip to your institution socially with friends. For more information on how to create a better visitor experience, read our case study.
Audible tone stops visitor’s attempt to get her picture on an antique bed.
Visitor crosses museum-set boundary marked by the tape on the floor. Once alert sounds, she backs up and gestures toward the tape maintaining a safe viewing distance.
Visitor begins to sit on a chair for a photo, then retreats once alert sounds.
Visitor receives an alert and acknowledges an acceptable distance to view the artwork.
*Due to the sensitive nature of museum security operations, actual client names often are not used in Art Sentry case studies. If client names are used, all content has been approved for use by the museum's executive management.