Reply To: Surveillance Systems for Small Museums

Paul Shea

Several years ago there was a major bust of a museum thief.  He had been stealing from museums all across the west and mid-west for 30 years.  He stated in interviews that he would not steal from a museum that had obvious security cameras and monitoring.  That is how he made it so long.  He was caught by someone who noticed him walking out of a unsecured back door with a museum item.  Probably his first mistake.

Security experts will tell you do not hide your surveillance, put it right out front so visitors see that you are watching.