Museum Facility & Temperature Monitoring
One the most fundamental and critical tasks in a museum is to monitor its environment. In order to maintain the integrity of articles exhibited, it is essential to have a system in place that maintains accurate and reliable data for temperature, humidity and light. Museum facility monitoring and museum temperature monitoring is of such importance that many curative organizations that may loan articles and collections to museums will not do so without proof of such a system, often requiring a year or more of historical environmental data in a Facility Report.
When the collection of environmental data is done manually, it consumes a great deal of time and can be challenging because of the significant number of locations typically recorded in a museum. With an up to date monitoring system that is automated, museums can be confident that their environmental controls and systems are maintaining a safe space for rare and valuable items.
Specifically, relative humidity and temperature should be carefully maintained at appropriate levels, since temperatures that are too warm might cause damage to some articles, and out of control humidity can cause problems such as mold, corrosion, warping or cracking. Articles such as paintings and documents must also be protected from exposure to too much light and also ultraviolet light.
Wireless Sensors for Museum Facility Monitoring
The 24/7 monitoring of our collections with Swift Sensors ensures I’m alerted of any changes in temperature or humidity that could damage our exhibits. The system saves me 1.5 each day from no longer manually logging temperatures and humidity throughout the museum.”
Chris Helms, Adler Planetarium Collections Manager
Advanced Dashboard & Analytics
Swift Sensors museum monitoring provides more than just measurements and notifications when thresholds are breached. Swift Sensors includes data analytics to ensure the important metrics are tracked. Our analytics dashboard and metrics compares environmental conditions throughout the museum to help you maintain the perfect conditions for your exhibits. Temperature, humidity, and dew-point sensors relay information to our Swift Sensors cloud-based console to give you up-to-the-minute data that you can act on at a moment’s notice.
The Museum Starter Kit
The Museum Starter Kit is perfect for getting started with our low-cost monitoring and notification system. Included within the starter kit:
- Two Temperature, Humidity and Dew Point Sensors.
- One Standard Bridge to collect the data and securely store it on the cloud.
- Our Cloud-based Console, to configure and monitor your system on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
- Our Swift Sensors Professional Cloud Subscription, to use your Swift Sensors with your Console.
The kit is available at 10% off our retail price for all members of the American Alliance of Museums.