Re: 3M Security Systems

Victoria Caplan (
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 17:35:00 -0700 (PDT)

We've had fine success w/ the 3-M units. We use the tattle-tapes on our
VHS, LD's, VCD's, CD's, audiotapes, and CD-ROM's. The only problem we have
ever encountered was caused by human error (a staff member used the wrong
desensitizer on a VHS).

- Tory

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Kristine R. Brancolini wrote:

> We have an ancient 3M security system, so we don't desensitize our tapes.
> We just hand them around the gate or turn the gate off when someone leaves
> the Media Center with a videotape. However, one of the residence hall
> libraries here is buying a new security system for that library and they
> are wondering about the sensitizing/desensitizing units that are safe for
> use with magnetic media. I'm assuming they really work as advertised, but
> I thought I would check with you. Could libraries that use these 3M units
> give me a report of your experience with them? Thanks... -- Kris
> Kristine R. Brancolini, Media/Film Studies/Digital Library Program
> Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
> Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
> Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Email: