The art nouveau Church of St Nikolaus in Essen, Germany, was built over 100 years ago and is one of the oldest churches in the region. With its artistic stained glass windows and magnificent chancel with intricate gold work it is both a place for reflection and an invaluable work of art. Hard to understand, then, how anyone could disturb the peace of the church, something which has sadly occurred on several occasions, with burglars having broken into the vestry, stolen items and even damaged the church itself. To draw a line under all this, an ABUS Secvest wireless alarm system has recently been installed to safeguard the church and adjoining rectory, ensuring that this historic church and the precious religious artefacts within are protected against vandalism and theft.
Application area: Public institutions
Object: Art Nouveau Church of St Nikolaus
Location: Essen (Germany)
Project goal: Protection of the art nouveau Church of St Nikolaus and the adjoining rectory against burglary