RE: [Videolib] checkpoint discmate media cases

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:35:50 -0600

We have the Checkpoint cases for CD and DVD.

The CD cases are easy to use, unlocking easily when slid through in the
key mechanism. The lock pops out just enough that it's easy to grasp and
remove.
The DVD cases turned out to be more temperamental than the CD cases for
unlocking. You have to insert the case just so and then pull the lock
which remains in its original position. (For the cover art -- We
initially made the mistake of cutting up and inserting cardboard
containers -- which made the case too thick to insert in the key. We've
since resorted to color copying anything printed on cardboard.)
Reinserting the lock is easy with both cases.
As with most security, a determined thief can crack the upper edge of
the case.
The cases, not the discs, are tattletaped.

I'm not sure how Checkpoint cases could be used with selfcheck machines
since the case has to be inserted in the key. Not something that you'd
want patrons to have access to.

I saw that 3M now has a different type of lock system that looks
promising.

Barb Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State
University-Mankato | (507) 389-5945 | barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Edward So
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:56 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] checkpoint discmate media cases

Dear all,

I was wondering if any of you are using Checkpoint's DiscMate security
cases for DVD/CDs.
What is your experience with them and would it help in reducing theft.
Are you using it with RFID or EM?
Are you using it with self-check as well?

Thank you for your information.

Edward

Edward So lbykso@cityu.edu.hk
Section Coordinator
Multimedia Services Section Tel: (852) 3442 6524
Run Run Shaw Library Fax: (852) 2788 7385
City University of Hong Kong

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