By Dane Osen
For the Courier 

Pioneer Museum Seeks to Overhaul Security

 


With the historic new addition almost finished, Valley County’s Pioneer Museum has set its sights on improving their security system. The new system will link up with the one recently installed into the new addition of the museum, and replace the two older systems currently in the museum’s main building and the Quast House. The update will allow the museum to be monitored by one company instead of the three different companies, as was the prior situation.

The upgraded system will improve surveillance capabilities with higher resolution cameras that can monitor all of the museums structures from one location.

The systems overhaul will also require that the museum is up-to-date with current fire safety regulations as well. To meet the new requirements, the museum will also have to install an additional 20 smoke alarms on the premise. These alarms will all be hardwired to the security system and will notify emergency services in the event that a fire is detected.

The museum’s Board of Directors is funding the project with contributions made by the museum’s Expendable Trust and The Friends of the Pioneer Museum. Valley County contributed $5,000 to the cause.

The Pioneer Museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. It is located at 54109 on Hwy. 2 in Glasgow and can be reached at 406-228-8692.


 

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