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The client: St John’s Museum

The Museum of the Order of St John has been awarded a grant of £1.53 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve visitor experience, partly through allowing visitors to enter through a restored St John’s Gate, revealing some original architectural features of the building and access to more artifacts.

The challenge

The refurbishment includes the provision of a non intrusive state-of-the-art security system to assist in protecting some of the nation’s treasures.

Camrascan Security was the chosen supplier for two reasons: our vast experience working within listed buildings; and our access to a range of security manufacturers meant we could offer the widest choice of appropriate best fit equipment.

The solution

Working closely with specialist listed building architects and English Heritage, our brief was to install a range of modern security solutions, including fitting motorised locks to 15th century doors as well as fitting alarm and motion detectors throughout the museum. All this had to be done with minimum disruption to the structure of the building

We designed, installed and commissioned a fully integrated access control, CCTV and intruder detection system, featuring more than 50 cameras. The system also utilises the very latest in high quality digital recording, high technology tamper detection and video motion analysis for exhibit protection.

The result

All critical areas of the museum are now fully protected using unobtrusive cameras and sensors, with minimum intrusion to the building, galleries and display areas.  All doors within the museum are now secure using swipe card access control.

St John’s Museum Curator Pamela Willis said:  “Camrascan have interpreted our requirements for improving security within the museum to our to our complete satisfaction. We have been most impressed with coordination between Camrascan and all other trades working in redeveloping the museums display areas.

“Camrascan have also provided us with the very best value for money, and we look forward to enjoying the peace of mind our new security system provides”

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