For over 40 years, Sentry has been providing security and information services to school, public, and academic libraries around the world. We specialize in multiple solutions to meet the needs of every library including Inventory Management, Self-service, and Book Detection Systems using Electromagnetic (EM), Radio Frequency (RF), and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
Book detection systems and strips provide reliable security for all library materials, and ergonomic staff workstations improve productivity at the circulation desk.
Inventory management systems and patron self-service systems provide interoperability with library ILS management software for fast and easy processing of all library materials. A user-friendly, intuitive interface guides patrons through the check-out/in or renewal process.
Systems include administration and statistics reporting tools giving libraries the ability to control hardware and software operations with local and remote reporting capabilities. These features have a significant impact on the percentage of use by patrons. The efficiency of overall system maintenance enables nearly 100% station up-time with minimal IT staff intervention.
Consulting services – With many years of experience protecting library collections using a wide range of technologies, our staff is able to recommend the best solution for each library.
Custom solutions – Since every library is different, we offer customized solutions to satisfy unique customer requirements that no other vendors can meet.
Interoperability – ISO standard systems and tags enable full compatibility with other vendors and with library ILS management software.
Excellent Service – Our friendly and knowledgeable staff provides responsive and reliable support to existing and new customers. Our motto is “serve the customer”.
Our sales team will be exhibiting throughout the year at several trade shows and conferences. We sponsor special events and seminars at trade shows throughout the United States and Canada, and regularly organize on-site demonstrations. Please call to discuss hosting or attending a seminar. Request a Demo! 1(800) 461-2803