Object surveillance is the training of cameras onto specific items or areas, protecting valuable objects and securing a site.
OCS has experience in designing and installing object surveillance systems for some of the UK's best-known institutions and protecting valuable objects from damage or theft. Camera analytics will not only show if something has been taken, but can also alert to unattended items, which is essential in the current climate.
Protecting museums and galleries
Volumetric Object Surveillance (VOS) provides 3D protection around paintings and sculptures. If someone breaks through the 'optical curtain' an alarm is triggered, alerting staff to a potential issue, which can be dealt with quickly.
Protecting the nation's assets
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. This collection is displayed both in London and other locations around the UK, including several National Trust properties. OCS is proud to have worked with the NPG since 2007 and, using cutting-edge technology, designs systems specifically to protect these exhibitions. As well as protecting the gallery's assets, it also gives the NPG a useful insight into visitor behaviour and traffic.