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2023 Conference


Video Analytics Panel

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

| Wednesday, September 27

The protection of art has become an increasingly critical concern in the face of rising threats to museums, including theft, vandalism, and unauthorized access. This panel introduces a new security technology approach designed to safeguard artworks by leveraging cutting-edge advancements in surveillance and artificial intelligence (AI). 

This security technology employs a multi-layered approach to enhance the protection of art. It incorporates advanced video surveillance systems that utilize state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms and intelligent sensors. These systems employ real-time monitoring and anomaly detection techniques to identify and respond to potential security breaches promptly. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Security Department has made significant advancements in implementing new technological strategies to enhance operational efficiencies, reduce risk, and safeguard the collections. One innovative approach devised involves minimizing the reliance on fixed security posts by increasing patrols. This strategy utilizes AI, thermal sensors, and light detection and ranging technology to deliver real-time alerts to the frontline security teams, resulting in improved effectiveness and response. 


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