Re: CheckPoint security system M. Lou Nesson 03 Feb 2006 20:26 UTC

All of our DVD's, CD's and videotapes are in a room behind the
circulation desk. Each has to be asked for by the patron and then can be
checked out for use in the library only (a few go out overnight).

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Subject: [SERIALST] CheckPoint security system


I'm looking for some information regarding the CheckPoint Security
Systems relating to CDs and DVDs.  Checkpoint is a radiowave-style
security system.

We have several 'Video Journals' we have just started receiving as DVDs
and have discovered that the security tags are disabled by the metal
inside the DVDs and CDs, meaning anyone can walk out with them.  Has
anyone else encountered this?  What did your library do about it?

Being a small, federal library that supports 2-week classes, we do not
use a computer based checkout system (yup, we do it the old fashioned
way with cards!).  We are currently keeping our DVD and CD collection in
a room behind the circulation desk and students have to ask for them.

Thanks so much!

Jody Morris
Serials Technician
National Emergency Training Center Library US Fire Administration
(301) 447-1354