Cultural property crime has continued unabated throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic and, in some cases, even surged to new heights, INTERPOL’s 2020 Assessing Crimes Against Cultural Property survey finds.
The aquarium has already seen an increase in guest satisfaction since installing the weapons detection system and has been able to reassign half of their security staff to locations other than entryways.
To maintain a unified security and safety operation during closure, many museums and cultural heritage institutions have relied on tried-and-true security and risk management practices, and repurposed their time and energy to reassess, monitor and explore additional risk-mitigation measures to safely reopen and welcome the public back through their doors.
One of China's most visited cultural sites: the Mausoleum of Qin Shihuangdi in the city of Xi'an needed a comprehensive security alarm upgrade. The site is visited by thousands of people each day and call for an unobtrusive, yet effective intrusion detection system that reliably alerts security staff to potential incidents, while still allowing tourists to see the integrity of the site.