Many museums, theaters, opera houses and large libraries have considerable assets to protect and because they are open to the public, they have very substantial security needs.
The renowned Grassi Museum for Applied Arts in Leipzig and its more than 90,000 exhibits are protected by Securitas experts. The Security Package ‘bundled’ for Grassi by Securitas, includes surveillance, cash-point and special services as well as alarm connection.
Forty Securitas security officers are in charge of security for one of the world's most beautiful monuments. Described by many as the eighth wonder of the world, the Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain, with an average of over 8,000 visits per day. The security service focuses on customer service and managing the flow of visitors.
On 2nd June in 2009 the brand-new Musée Magritte Museum opened in the heart of Brussels, in Belgium. With space of more than 2,500 m², in just two months the museum saw more than 100,000 visitors. Each visitor encounters security officers from Securitas who view their task at the museum as a point of honour, both figuratively and literally practising the art of security.
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world’s premiere fine arts facilities. Particularly renowned for its collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, the museum is encyclopedic in scope, housing 5,000 years of creative expression. A major destination for tourists and locals alike, the museum recently featured an exhibition of American painters Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper and hosts 1.4 million visitors a year.
Securitas has been responsible for fire safety and public protection at the Lyons Opera House since 1999. The service it provides in this role is tailor-made for the requirements of the site, focusing on the competence and autonomy of the security guards.