Safety of storage of exhibits in museums and palace complexes

Museums and palace complexes are complex systems of premises in which works of art, monuments of world culture and history are exhibited and stored.The safety of exhibited objects depends on the work: 

  1. Security services; 
  1. Caretaker and Guardian Service; 
  1. Serviceability of engineering systems. 

All this together makes it possible to protect collections from theft, acts of vandalism, and the adverse effects of moisture. However, thefts occur in many museums, and art objects end up on the black market. One of the reasons is a vulnerability in security systems and the administration of keys to premises and exhibits. As a result, masterpieces of art are stolen by museum employees. How to avoid theft of valuables? 

Key storage 

According to the rules for storing and administering keys in museums and palace complexes, keys to exhibition halls and storage facilities must be stored on a number board in a special safe. The key to the safe itself is kept by the responsible person on duty. The log on the issuance and return of keys contains information about the time the key was taken or returned, indicating the data of the employee using the key. The log is kept by an internal security officer.  

A keychain for the museum

This complex chain can be replaced with a reliable and modern way to control the circulation of keys - using storage systems from ECOS 

Working time
High security
of control
Integration with

Benefits of intelligent ECOS systems 

Electronic key systems Ecos Key – this is round-the-clock administration and control of access to various museum objects and storage facilities. Our systems solve the following problems: 

  • Collection and delivery of keys by authorized museum employees;
  • Access to keys only at certain times;
  • Employee time tracking;
  • Several methods of authentication in the system - PIN code, fingerprint, etc.

Authentication options

PIN code
Face ID
QR code

Key placement options

Without case
With case
In the cell

As additional protection, video surveillance is also installed in rooms with key systems upon request. All camera recordings are saved on the system servers and are available for viewing at any time.In the event of a failure, all data is stored on internal SD cards for backup purposes. 

If a security alarm is triggered on the windows, the ECOS system automatically grants access to these premises to a representative of the museum and the security company to conduct a commission autopsy.  

ECOS electronic keypads in museums and palace complexes

ECOS key systems are made of durable stainless steel. Key management systems can be of different sizes with single-sided or double-sided placement. Installation - on the wall or on the floor, depending on the number of slots in one case. We also offer different door designs - steel, roller shutter, transparent and doorless options. 

Thus, ECOS administration systems are a reliable storage of keys and one of the degrees of protection of museum exhibits and storage facilities from unscrupulous employees of museums and palace complexes.    

Video of the operation of the Ecos intelligent key management system in museums:

Receiving a key in the system

  1. Authentication of a user in the system
  2. Opening the door
  3. Selecting a key to which a user has the access rights (LED backlighting)
  4. Receiving the key
  5. Closing the door

Return a key in the system

  1. Authentication of a user in the system
  2. Opening the door
  3. Returning the key (LED backlighting)
  4. Closing the door

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