Taking security seriously for a museum can be a tricky scenario. On one hand, there are priceless objects that need to be protected from theft or vandalizing—and yet, they are still tasked with creating an environment that promotes accessibility by the public. Creating an environment that is open and inviting to virtually anyone, while also creating an environment that’s safe for those patrons and the employees servicing them, is a difficult balancing act.
Access Control Measures
Part of creating a secure museum environment is utilizing access control measures. Museums are staffed by security personnel, tour guides, and researchers. All of these employees need to enter different areas at different times, while still ensuring that patrons aren’t allowed entry to the back-of-the-house spaces where valuable art and artifacts are stored. Access control, such as video badging or even biometrics for more secure, research-oriented areas, are fantastic ways of easily controlling who is able to enter certain areas without limiting traffic or reducing the productivity of employees.
Many museums are already benefiting from commercial grade CCTV systems. When it comes to accessibility, modern systems are capable of easily storing recordings onto the cloud, creating a library of recordings that is easily parsed by museum staff. This is ideal for any location that may be more at risk or high-traffic areas where problems could ensue.
Video Display Boards
Video display boards can be used to educate patrons on the subject matter the museum is involved in, but they can also be a great tool for security. One of the largest issues in security is simply information—letting people know where they should go, what areas are accessible to them, and what the general layout of a facility is. In the case of an emergency, video display boards can quickly be adapted to update patrons on any potential security threats and inform them of where they should go.
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