The goal for many museums is to present their collection to the art-loving public for study and appreciation. How do they design a security plan to impede thefts or damage while still allowing beholders a close connection? Like with any security plan - whether for a family, company or world-class museum - it takes a thoughtful approach to find that balance between security and accessibility.
According to the latest issue of CSO magazine, museums layer security technology to offer depth of coverage in a way that doesn't impact the museum visitors' experience. They often "saturate" the space with overlapping motion detection coverage. Additionally, they use environmental sensors and small wireless vibration sensors, which are connected to a security operations center. Last but not least, they mitigate the insider threat by performing extensive background investigations on all personnel and designing access controls with different security clearance levels.
While you may think this platinum standard is not required for most companies or families, the concept of security layers and redundancy is appropriate for any security plan. At Insite, we work with a range of clients who all need workable security solutions that appropriately address their unique risk profile.
We always look at best practices across industries, even those used in the rarefied world of world-class museums. Our goal is to develop security plans that balance risk and need, intelligently and safely.
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