Safeguarding and securing rare and expensive art, from paintings to sculptures to artifacts, is a concern for museum curators and art collectors everywhere. Annual losses from art theft, according to the FBI estimates over $8 billion annually, with experts agreeing the real figure is actually even greater.
MedixSafe brings to market two offerings suited to museum and art gallery security; the Key Care Cabinet and KARE, a Key Access Ready Enclosure. They allow the user to not only organize their access keys, but to control them, as well. Paintings, sculptures, artifacts and other art pieces locked in glass display cases can be safeguarded from theft, both externally and internally, with a MedixSafe key control solution.
The MedixSafe Key Care Cabinet for storing access keys delivers added security because it requires more than a single PIN code to be accessed. Dual, triple and/or biometric authentication credentials (PIN, proximity cards, and fingerprint) are required before access to the key cabinet is granted. It can be used as a standalone or a networked solution, accommodates over 1000 authorized users, and provides an audit trail of up to 50,000 access events. The Key Care Cabinet is accessible via a remote Ethernet network. It has a manual key override so the cabinet can still be accessed via a single authorized key in the event of an electronic failure.
The MedixSafe KARE – Key Access Ready Enclosure – cabinet connects directly to the user’s existing access control system via a card reader, allowing users to keep their existing cards. Access to the KARE is then controlled by the existing access control database. The KARE reader features a Wiegand output, so it can be connected to an access control panel. A key override is built right into the electronic lock.
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