High-Tech Home Security Systems for Art Collectors

February 10, 2011 in Home Security System,Security improvements

For most art collectors, collecting fine art isn’t just a hobby – it’s a calling. Many spend a lifetime searching for perfect pieces that speak to their inner sense of beauty and meaning. Besides the emotional and aesthetic value of fine art, it also has a material value that can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the piece. And collectors regard their collections as investments. That’s why it’s imperative to have a watertight home security system to protect them.

Depending on where you live and how your art collection is displayed, you’ll need a home security system that covers the exterior at all times, and splits your home into security zones that can be individually monitored. You’ll also need advanced smoke and fire alarms that connect to your home security system and layer of protection between your art and any sprinklers or other preventative measures. It’s always best, when you’re dealing with fine art, to speak with experts, and when it comes to designing your home security system you should consult with a security company with a proven track record of protecting valuable collections.

However, there’s one aspect to securing your artwork that can add an additional layer of security. Aspects ARTST, meaning Art Register Tracking Software, is a tracking system specifically designed for art, including sculptures and antiques. This is how it works: you attach a discreet tag to each piece of art in your collection. The tag is in constant communication with hidden sensors that can’t be overridden by other software. If a tagged piece is moved without authorization, or a thief tries to cut a canvas from its frame, special vibration sensors in the tag trigger any number of local and remote home security system devices, giving you plenty of time to react and call your security company and the police. Even when your main home security system is deactivated during the day when you’re at home and awake, Aspects ARTST is always active and, because the sensors and tags transmit every fifteen seconds, it audits your entire art collection almost 6,000 times a day, giving you twenty-four hour protection. The tagging system links smoothly to your art database so you always know the location of any piece of art at any time, and can be seamlessly integrated with your existing home security system. For those who are serious about protecting their collection, Aspect ARTST is definitely worth looking into.

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