Re: [Videolib] DVD security

Karen Fischer (Karen_Fischer@freenet.richland.oh.us)
Mon, 03 Jan 2005 08:33:39 -0500

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I would have to agree that DVD security is an even bigger problem than damage. We've lost some DVDs due to cracks or beyond repair scratches but we have a thief currently who is stealing several DVDs every weekend. He/she is prying the security clip out with a knife or screwdriver, stealing the DVD and usually leaving us everything else. But last time they only left the security sticker torn off the artwork after opening the case and took everything else. I've lost over $500 worth of DVDs in the past 2 months that we've discovered.
This is our second DVD security system. We had to convert all the DVDs to new cases, buy new keys to remove the security clips--it was time consuming and expensive.
And additionally, despite the circuation department agreeing BEFORE we purchased the new system that it was okay, now they are complaining that their hands and shoulders hurt from opening the cases.
We gave them a lower table to gain leverage, we copied all the cardboard artwork so it was much thinner and the holes in the case properly aligned for the security clip. We don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any suggestions. We really don't want to buy another security system--both for the cost and the conversion process, but we don't want Workman's Comp claims either, which is what is being mentioned.
Help!
Thanks,
Karen Fischer
AV Librarian
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
Mansfield, OH
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