[Web4lib] Library Security Systems for materials

Thomas Edelblute TEdelblute at anaheim.net
Wed Nov 2 15:41:02 EDT 2011

It has been my experience that these type of security gates are sensitive to a variety of metal objects.  They have been set off by the metal tips on tap-dancing shoes in someone's backpack, and a set of wrenches that someone carried in his fanny-pack.

Thomas Edelblute
Public Access Systems Coordinator
Anaheim Public Library

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From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Kristi Bryant
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 11:56 AM
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Subject: [Web4lib] Library Security Systems for materials

Loss Prevention Security Systems We currently use a 3M security system in our library to tag and alarm our books, audio, video, magazine items. We are looking for alternatives...
We have used a 3M system to tag, sensitize and desensitize our items for 15+ years now. The alarms often go off (esp. for audio and video materials), even though we have desensitized (turned off) the alarm. Do other libraries experience this problem, and if so have they resolved it? Please share your experience and also any alternatives that are working for your library! Thank you!!

Kristi Bryant
Reference and Technology Librarian
Wells Public Library
Wells, Maine  04090
207-646-8181 ext. 205
e-mail:  kbryant at wellstown.org
web:  www.wellstown.org<http://www.wellstown.org/>

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