In March 2017, Artnet reported on The European Fine Art Fair’s (TEFAF) annual assessment of the global art market. TEFAF found that for all of 2016, the global art market generated around $45 billion in revenue. Of this $45 billion, the FBI estimates that nearly $4 to $5 billion in art and artifacts are stolen each year before being sold on the black market. That’s a roughly 11% loss for the market. Art theft can happen almost anywhere, and thieves are bold enough to steal from galleries, auctions, and even private residences.
Neo is a quick and easy way for museums, art galleries, and private collectors to fight back against this kind of theft. Leveraging the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), Neo allows collectors and curators to retake control of their assets. With a variety of connectivity options, Neo simplifies and streamlines safe storage, transportation, and display of valuable pieces. Best of all, Neo integrates seamlessly with existing security technology to create a linked network that gives you access to your collection no matter where you are in the world.
Imagine a security guard that is always on the job, observes everything, and doesn’t cost you a fortune. A no commitment, self-service brand built on Aeris’ secure cellular platform, Neo redefines security to make this dream a reality.
IoT Solutions that Work Securely with Existing Tech
Re-outfitting an entire security system can be time-consuming and expensive, but if your security system is already SIM card compatible, you won’t have to worry. Simply purchase SIM cards from our site, add them to your existing security suite, and activate the cards. Our SIM cards work with almost any existing technology capable of accepting a SIM card and work with trusted cellular providers, including AT&T and T-Mobile, to ensure connectivity almost anywhere in the country. Whether you add the card to a secure camera system to keep an eye on your gallery from the cloud or add the cards to your alarm system to remotely notify you of an unauthorized entry, SIM cards are easy to integrate and add tremendous functionality to the tools they enhance.
Best of all, Neo’s network options are secure. Whereas adding your gallery camera systems and alarms to a regular Wi-Fi network leaves it vulnerable to cyber attack, Neo SIM cards operating on cellular networks are hardened against layered network attacks.
SIM Cards You Can Attach to Just About Anything
Because our SIM cards add very little weight to an overall object, they can be attached to almost anything. Do you have a particular work of art you want to track closely? Perhaps you’ve purchased a new painting at an auction and need to ensure that its journey back to your gallery goes safely. Consider tagging the frame with a small GPS tracker that you can monitor from your phone. Some GPS trackers even can be programed to alert you should the piece wander from its pre-set route home (geo-fencing). If you’re not sure where to purchase or how to program a GPS tracker, you can use our live chat feature on the Neo homepage or connect with fellow users through our community support forum. If you need further consultation, connect with Aeris for further consultation.
Want to know that you’re dealing with an intruder before they have time to remove a piece from your collection? Adding SIM cards to motion detection systems notifies you immediately of any unexpected visitors. You can even program SIM facilitated devices to place a call to the police when activated.
Connectivity Choices; You’re the One with the Power
Cellular connectivity is reliable, mobile, and powerful. Furthermore, since Neo offers 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE options, it is up to you to decide how much data you need for a given IoT application. Our data options allow you to fully customize your gallery and mobile security suite. For most security applications, 3G and 4G are recommended. 4G allows for instant live streaming of data, but 3G may be sufficient for collectors who need less frequent updates. In each case, your IoT network can be linked directly to the cloud for easier access.
Get Started Today
Spend less on security so you have more to spend on your art. Browse our SIM card options to plan your gallery’s comprehensive security system and get access to reliable, secure SIM cards that work wherever you need them. Ready to put IoT to work for you? Simply choose your connectivity level, buy your SIMS, and activate them to get started.
If you’re looking for in-depth assistance in planning, deploying, and operating you IoT security network, contact Neo for more information.