Published on : 09 April 20212 min reading time
An art object is large-scale trafficking, comparable to drug trafficking. The majority of thefts take place in private homes (homes, galleries or art stores) because they are less protected there. There are in the 50,000 the number of thefts of art objects declared according to a database established specifically on this subject. They disappear from museums or their owners and leave no trace for years or even decades before resurfacing. When they were unexpectedly rediscovered, they were already crossing oceans, from country to country, changing owners and even stored or hung with an enthusiast. The alert system plays the role of deterring thieves.

Armored glazing

Widely used in large museums, it is practical for objects not hung on the walls. It gives all the faces to the visitors. This type of protection refers to a pane made up of several layers of polycarbonate pane, an impact-resistant and fire-resistant material. Up to 27 millimeters thick, its resistance can stop a standard caliber bullet. In accordance with the international standard EN 356, the armored glazing is proof against vandalism. Combined with a sound system alerting attempts is a very effective anti-vandalism method.

Alarm anti-intrusion

Burglar Alarm is one of the art protection alarm systems which is considered to be very effective. Does not give the impression of trapping objects and does not spoil the aesthetics of the entire room or shelf to be protected. It works by distributing invisible infrared light to electronic sensors, crossing the entire room to be protected. At the slightest passage, the infrared ray is cut or veiled, it triggers the alarm. As effective for individuals as it is for museums, it can even alert the police or security service directly to the intruder.

Surveillance camera

The most practical way to keep valuables, it can be combined with the other two systems above. Using high technology, the cameras are already equipped with night vision and can detect the slightest movement in total darkness. Working with smartphones and the wifi system, we can constantly monitor the room from anywhere. For the places of conservation (museum or gallery), a system of the same principle, but on a large scale and more sophisticated exists on the market. For this type of alarm system, nothing beats the human eyes on the screens.