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Pest control and security

From: J. Claire Dean <clairedean>
Date: Monday, July 24, 2000
Patricia L. Miller <plmxiha [at] firefly__prairienet__org> writes

>    2.  Do any of your museum security pals use battery powered
>        motion detectors in exhibits? Do they make ones that use
>        beam technology or have a narrow cone of detection? I'm
>        using some little Radio Shack screamers. They're ok, but I'd
>        love to have something that's fairly inexpensive and
>        portable.

A general note of interest and a warning. One of my clients just
contacted me to say that the "fairly inexpensive and portable"
motion detector (they have yet to tell me what make and model) that
they just purchased to protect a particular display that attracts
unwanted hands is set off by cell phones.  I suggested that this was
a great opportunity to ban cell phones from the public galleries,
but that seemed to fall on deaf ears (sorry). Currently they are
looking at more expensive versions that are shielded from the impact
of cell phone frequencies.

J. Claire Dean
Dean & Associates Conservation Services
3438 NE 62nd Avenue
Oregon 97213, USA.
Fax: 503-331-0762

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