Asset Security for Auction Houses
Auction Houses are unique in placing demands for flexibility on any security system designed to protect objects. Objects of enormous variety are continuously being moved and changed, maybe more so than in any other facility displaying valuable assets. Ease-of-use should be a hallmark. And a system has to be equally adept at securing a painting and a piece of jewelry.
Art Guard MAP offers the most comprehensive protection for stationary objects of any technology or security measure. This is MAP’s hallmark. Exhibiting objects individually or in lots as openly as possible to prospective buyers while discreetly protecting them is paramount. Employing MAP is equal to having a separate guard on every lot, watching every painting, every sculpture, every snuff box and every pendant.
A balance of flexibility and presentation with protection
- MAP sensors can be employed in a host of currently-installed or dedicated security panels, as well as in the new MAP Wi-Fi system, which offers the ultimate convenience in set-up and management.
- MAP sensors are easy to install to accommodate changing displays. Sensors can be temporarily by-passed to move individual pieces.
- Responses to an event can be anything from a local alarm (loud or subtle) to a cell phone text.
- No other object-specific security is capable of protecting each and every asset, no matter the size.
Art Guard Safe Hook: Affordable security for hanging works
Safe Hook has provided major museums, galleries, hotels and other facilities with valuable art around the world with protection for hanging works for nearly a decade. Safe Hook is an effective solution to grab-and run theft when cost and flexibility are the primary criteria. The battery-powered stand-alone sensor is designed for hanging works when security is within audible range of its 120 dB alarm. Safe Hook is extremely durable and can be used with almost any method of hanging. With flexibility as its hallmark it can be used for temporary exhibits or as the primary protection when perimeter security is off. Safe Hook is a low-cost workhorse.
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You can’t stop the threat, but you CAN stop the act.
FACT: The FBI estimates that annual losses from art theft worldwide amount to 8 billion annually, but most experts agree that the real figure is far greater.
FACT: Only 3-4% of all stolen art is ever recovered.
FACT: Grab-and-run theft accounts for over 50% of art losses.
FACT: Interpol ranks as fourth-largest criminal enterprise after drugs, money laundering and weapons. And recovery rates are abysmally low, about five to eight per cent.