For nearly a decade, Art Guard has been a leader in providing innovative, cost-effective security solutions for the protection of art and cultural assets at a wide array of institutions, facilities and private collections around the world. Art Guard was founded in 2006 in response to dramatic increases in art valuations and a corresponding increase in “grab and run” theft. Art Guard Safe Hook was introduced to alarm hanging art, both large and small. The innovative design and reputation for reliability brought Safe Hook to the forefront of the art security market. It continues to satisfy the demand for an inexpensive, battery-powered object-specific alarm and is widely seen as the first effective security alarm specific to an individual piece of art. In 2014 Art Guard introduced this latest innovative art security solution, Art Guard MAP (Magnetic Asset Protection), a patented wireless technology that provides object-specific theft protection for art, antiques and collectibles. MAP is unique in its ability to secure both hanging and seated objects and is the only device to offer both accessibility and pinpoint security to very small items. Art Guard security devices are used in a host of galleries, small museums, historic houses and other institutions that display art (churches, restaurants, schools, libraries), as well as prestigious museums, such as the Morgan Library in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Fondazione Musica in Rome.