The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States. The building is adjacent to The Grove shopping mall, conveniently located in West Hollywood. Admission to the museum is free for all visitors.
Considering of the size of the museum, the automotive and foot traffic, and the population density of the area itself, protection can be incredibly challenging for such a historically important museum and others like it. With population density comes an increase in crime (especially theft offence) that threatens both public museums.
Ton Cremers, a former security manager at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for 15 years, says that private collectors have a great advantage over museums since they usually do their best to keep their “treasures” a secret from strangers. However, museums typically do just the opposite—allowing as many people in as possible to enjoy the exhibits. Since museums are publicly accessible, it’s nearly impossible to keep the value of the collections in the dark. With value being public knowledge, the risk of theft is always prevalent.
Along with vigilantly monitoring these valuables, other factors are taken into consideration when securing museums like the theme or style of the layout, the size of each monitored area, and so on. Over the years, museums have stepped up their security protocols. Most museums now have at least two of the following security systems:
- Alarm systems
- Integrated security systems (including security video systems)
- Electronic systems
- Close-circuit television cameras (CCTV cameras)
However, none of these solutions guarantee 100% protection against thefts in the museums. That is why a new system needs to be introduced that will keep track of everything happening in the museum. Virtual Guard protects each museum site with its comprehensive intelligent video security system that is backed by a custom-designed interactive proprietary software solution.
A comprehensive high-quality intelligent video helps transform video surveillance into an automated process for real-time detection, alert generation, and tracking of intruders, vehicles, and threats. It has been proven to be 100% effective. Many government, public and commercial organizations are already using this intelligent video system.
With Virtual Guard your museum gets the highest level of protection without any need to trouble the visitors with any restrictions. No other video surveillance companies can provide such guarantees.