detector is a new and patented technology
designed for protecting and securing paintings, busts,
sculptures, table displays etc. The ATS system is
an ideal and effective security system that operates
It consists of two components: The ATS SensorPlate
and the ATS Electronic Module. The ATS
SensorPlate is mounted on the back of the
painting or picture or underneath the vase, sculpture
or table or even inside a display case. It cannot
be seen by the viewer. The SensorPlate connects with
the art. Its protection can be adjusted and matched
to the size of the exhibit (generally between 10 to
The Electronics Module evaluates any movement
very close to the art so that an alarm or buzzer is
set off as soon as a person (or hand for example)
gets too close within the area of protection or attempts
to remove the object or cut it out of
the canvas. Optionally ATS can be linked to wire free
surveillance systems see later..
- Protection of a painting that
is not (or too large to be) protected
protection of a bronze statue resting
on a plinth (pedestal)
- Invisible protection
of an entire display of silverware
on a table
- The creation of open plan
displays when, in the past, the exhibits
were locked in display cases
of soft marbles where too much touching
would cause irreparable damage
of a gown while mounted on a mannequin
of classic motor vehicles
of a commode or desk
AntiTouch surveillance can be adjusted from 0cm to
approx. 60 cm. (In fact, often the protection follows
the contours of the exhibit).
ATS SensorPlate consists of a specially designed
aluminium foil which is attached to an isolating
backer. The thickness of the ATS SensorPlate
comes as 3.5mm standard and can easily be
cut to size and shape. (Standard panels are
1m by 0.625m) 3 panels can be joined together
to provide coverage of a large area. The
SensorPlate is a sandwich with both outer
sheets being conducting material and the
filling (matrix) is very light and stable.
All the ATS SensorPlate constituents have been specially
selected to be pH neutral, absorb no moisture and
have no off-gassing even at elevated temperatures.
It is also very light (1 sheet is just 1kg).
Due to these properties, ATS SensorPlate is very suitable
for if specially controlled microclimates
are necessary (e.g. for the minimisation of exhibit
ageing) and ensures proper air passage behind paintings
and objects. It has no negative impact with no chemical
effects on the painting or artefact.
is often used on paintings, other objects
protected Neolithic artefacts,
classic motorbikes and an altar.
The electronics element of the ATS AntiTouch system
is available in two options dependant on the requirement.
1. The wire-connected version
with operate from a 10-30 V DC supply.
It also links to an earth. It is suitable for connecting
the system to any standard intrusion detection system.
2. The ATS battery version is specially
designed with a low current consumption.
The battery is a 3.6 V lithium battery
with an operating life of approx. 2 years. The ATS
battery version enables local acoustic alarms. For
areas of less than 0.5sqm one can set up a virtual
earth and not rely on the mains earth. This for example
would enable a completely wire free system to be
built into a plinth (pedestal) to go in the centre
of a room.
The electronics is digital working at 100kHz
and so is suitable for use throughout the world.
Both ATS versions can be linked to wireless transmission
to GalleryMaster or GalleryMonitor alarm receiver