Video surveillance for theaters and monuments: 8 Functions

Video surveillance for theaters, and other cultural institutions today is extremely important. It is not so much about keeping things in the closet, but the overall safety of a large number of people and marketing. And if we are talking about museums with rare historical rarities and expensive works of art, then the main issue is the need to preserve priceless cultural heritage. What is the specificity of this type of surveillance and what are the main functions it performs? We will talk about this in the article.

Sphere specificity

The complexity of organizing an effective security system for cultural institutions is that there are not always full-fledged resources and possibilities, at the same time the need for video surveillance is difficult to overestimate. Moreover, the specificity of the installation of equipment is to work in a room with poor lighting and a large crowd of visitors.  

Thus, the main requirements for cameras will be light sensitivity and infrared illumination. Cameras are required in all areas except those where video recording is prohibited by law.   

The availability of cameras in places of cultural leisure, and monuments monitoring is probably more valuable than in a store, cafe, or at work. Therefore, imitation surveillance cannot be used here. 

In addition, facial recognition becomes a mandatory security function in theaters, exhibitions, and other cultural institutions.

In case of an offense, the ability to recognize the perpetrator’s face will be of invaluable assistance in the investigation.      

List of cultural facilities in need of video surveillance

The list of cultural facilities that need high-quality and multi-functional video analytics system includes:

  • theaters;
  • cinemas;
  • philharmonics;
  • houses of arts;
  • houses of culture;
  • museums;
  • exhibitions of all kinds;
  • historical monuments.

Video surveillance in cultural facilities has become a mandatory security requirement in terms of protection against terrorism.

But the material component of the need for a surveillance system is also important. Nobody canceled the robbery of museums. Expensive rarities always remain a tidbit not only for visiting burglars but also for the staff of museums. 

8 functions 

A video analytics system in a cultural institution carries out eight basic functions.

  1. Security enhancement. Detecting places with large concentrations of people allows to intelligently distribute guards over the territory of an object.
  2. Optimization of service criteria. The function is useful for sites with a large number of entrances and exits: stadiums, and halls. The camera detects traffic during “rush hours”. In turn, this will allow the best possible distribution of service personnel.   
  3. Centralized control of the entire area regardless of the number of protected facilities. 
  4. Predictive analytics. The artificial intelligence of the camera is capable of forecasting probable events. It is assisted by functions of human emotion recognition, detection, and analysis of abandoned things.
  5. Early notification of abnormal situations. Smoke, fire, and sound sensors allow a quick response to dangerous situations and help save lives.
  6. Data collection for marketing research. Preset parameters of information collection will help in the analysis of the commercial activity of the organization.   
  7. Possibility to monitor large territories at the same time. Complete information about the situation on the entire protected site.  
  8. Face recognition. Maintenance of “black” and “white” lists of visitors, search for people, and control over compliance with epidemiological measures.   

Faceter expands video surveillance capabilities in terms of detecting probable threats. The video analytics system conducts analysis in real-time, recognizes faces and objects, searches for people by photo, and generates black and white lists.

Cloud video surveillance has become available to individuals and businesses worldwide. Video data transmission is highly secure.   


Video surveillance service for museums, historical monuments, and theaters becomes an integral part of cultural and leisure facilities. The need for a video surveillance system is primarily to ensure the safety of mass gatherings of people. Working with qualified professionals in the field of video surveillance systems will allow you to be confident in the effectiveness and productivity of the selected equipment. 

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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