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Security Detection Systems

Our detection systems combine flexibility and style with state-of-the-art technology to help provide excellent detection and reliability. Choose from RFID, Electromagnetic (EM) or a hybrid mix of the two technologies to find the perfect detection system for your library.
 

Instant security alerts

Whether you’re using RFID or EM detection systems, you will instantaneously be alerted if items that shouldn’t leave the library pass through the security barrier.

Benefits of EM

The combination of Tattle-Tape® Security Strips and our Electromagnetic (EM) detection systems is perfect for libraries who are concerned about theft and security of items, but perhaps do not have the need to use the multiple-item checkout features that RFID offers – specifically protecting valuable reference materials or special collections that are not supposed to leave the library.

Benefits of RFID

Occasionally, items will pass through your gate aisle with the security still applied. With our RFID systems, these items are instantly displayed on your connected PCs – allowing staff to see exactly which items activated the alarm and swiftly correct the security status, causing minimal inconvenience to your library users.

Integrated people counters

Most of our security detection systems can integrate a bi-directional people counting device to track the people who come in and out of the library. You can record and store this information to establish how many people are visiting your library as the busiest times. This data is valuable in justifying the overall usage of the library and allows you to better plan for library events and activities.

Custom reports from any location

Every piece of RFID transactional data is recorded and stored so that you can have access to it whenever you want. This storage capability allow you to determine peak times in your library and to see what materials have triggered security alarms.

Easy access to diagnostic logs

Depending on your equipment, you can view all of the data collected either locally or remotely. Additionally, log files can be downloaded in common CSV file format for further in-depth analysis.
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Shelf management solutions

Take a quick inventory of your collection, locate misplaced items and update your
ILS with current item status to ensure a positive experience for your patrons.
library benefits

Instantaneously read tags

By reading the RFID tags in your collection, our inventory devices are able to determine detailed information such as item title, security status, hold requests, last borrow date, items that will cause an alarm and more.

Weeding and searches

Simply upload your selected list into our software and let the search effortlessly begin. Our devices allows you to search large amounts of items quickly and let you know when an item is found that meets your criteria.

Search during inventory

There is no need to perform a search separate from routine inventory assessments. Our handheld devices can operate multiple functions simultaneously so your library staff can perform one process while getting multiple results.

Convenient data export

Once data has been collected from a shelf read, you can export the information in a range of common file formats, allowing you to analyze and manipulate it in any way you wish.

Set item security

While performing your inventory, any items without the security setting turned on can automatically be updated without having to take items off the shelf.

Store item information

With our wireless handheld devices, we allow you to store as much data as possible before needing to update your ILS.

Ability to update your ILS

Once you’re library staff have completed an inventory scan, they can perform a sync with the ILS to update their database.

Ergonomic & easy to use

Cordless, ergonomic, handheld design is comfortable and easy to use.
 

Mobile Solutions


Eliminate queues

Our mobile solutions allow library staff to effortlessly decrease patron waiting times during busy periods and increase efficient customer / staff interactions by offering basic transaction functionality.

Deploy outside the library

With the presence of a wireless connection to the ILS, our mobile solutions can be deployed anywhere, to check in/out materials on a bookmobile, school or home delivery service, for example.

Used anywhere inside the library

Our mobile solutions are capable of being used anywhere in the library, using a wireless network. Through a sleek and small design, library staff are able to comfortably use our solutions which maximizes convenience and usability.

Process barcode & RFID items

Our solutions make it easy to read both patron cards and individual items



Central management solutions

Optimize the performance of your library equipment and provide real-time access to statistics and hardware status. Our central management solutions will help save your staff valuable time and effort when it comes to maintaining your investment, especially if you are operating hardware across multiple sites

Device configuration

Our central management solutions provide control over device settings without the need to be in front of the actual hardware. Individual settings for devices are synchronized with the ability to be altered remotely. By quickly applying settings across your entire range of equipment, your staff can focus on more customer related interactions. Our software will also immediately alert you of any system issues to address.

Detailed and robust reporting

Gather information from all the devices installed across your library system with the ability to create robust reports of the data. Detailed patron, item, and financial reports can be viewed by the entire system or broken down into branch-level, equipment based, or time interval statistics.

Customer messaging system

Our messaging service ensures that you will always receive important notifications from bibliotheca. Through this same system, you are able to contact other bibliotheca libraries through private messages.

Customer online forum

We have created an online user community for our customers to connect and share ideas. Topics range from best practices to new product ideas. With a vast customer base across the globe, we know libraries have a lot of great tips and advice to share.



Staff tools

Designed for both the initial tagging of your collection and day-to-day staff circulation tasks, our staff tools empower your staff to complete transactions as quickly, efficiently and conveniently as possible.

Multi-functional usage

These versatile units can be used as part of a tag programming station, during initial conversion, but then moved to staff desks to act a standard circulation tool.

Process security with EM

When Tattle-Tape® Security Strips are affixed to items, our resensitizers, desensitizers and bookcheck units will help ensure the security is properly turned on or off to be sure your library collection is not leaving the building without being properly checked out.

Process multiple items with RFID

With RFID, you can process multiple items of varying size, weight and thickness without the need open a single cover or locate a single barcode. This cuts down on processing time for routine loan activities.

Convert barcode to RFID

We make the core conversion process from barcode to RFID as simple and fast as possible. Offering the quickest and easiest workflow, your library staff can simply scan the existing item barcode, apply a blank RFID tag and instantaneously program item information.

Integrate into leading ILS clients

Our RFID staff solutions can be integrated directly within III and SirsiDynix staff clients without the need to open a 3rd party screen on your computer.

Compliant with library standards

We help you determine the best data model for your library's needs, either to support globally accepted standards, or make your RFID compatible with existing partner library networks.