MOBOTIX DualNight M12D IP surveillance camera with RFID technology secures Vatican Library
The Vatican Apostolic library is one of the most renowned research libraries in the world. Over the course of centuries the library’s holdings have grown to contain a large collection of manuscript volumes, coins and other valuables.
As part of a renovation project, MOBOTIX was chosen to offer a sophisticated video surveillance system to deter theft of any part of the collection.
Luciano Ammenti, who is responsible for coordinating the library‘s information services, said:” We came to MOBOTIX on the recommendation of Seret S.p.A., a system integrator located in Rome. Our goal was to create a systematic monitoring system for the books that are used in the reading rooms and for the movement of people within the building.”
A total of 70 MOBOTIX M12D cameras were installed at critical points in the library’s reading rooms, exits and storage areas.
The MOBOTIX IP camera technology is combined with RFID which is used both for identification cards and microchips integrated in the books. People can be linked to the volumes they have consulted and their movements within the library can be monitored.