Upscale shoppers around the world associate the Cole Haan brand with uncompromising quality, so it’s not surprising that the U.S.-based lifestyle brand insists on the same uncompromising quality from companies supplying its mission-critical security and loss prevention technology.
Interface Security Systems, a leading North American provider of Internet Protocol (“IP”) Bundled Managed physical security and secured managed network services announced last March that it has been selected by Family Dollar, Inc. as its IP Managed Service Provider across its entire retail platform. Family Dollar, a Fortune 300 company, recently completed a major initiative to modernize and refresh critical technology in each of its retail stores. The technology makeover, or Flat Rate Managed Service Project, as it is referred to, was launched in collaboration with Interface in July 2014 and completed in May 2015.
Over the past several years, mobile clients such as smartphone and tablet apps have become a common method to access video on DVRs and video cameras. Most video recorders or video recording software is accompanied by an app which, along with some configuration on site, can be used to access live or recorded video.
We heard a great story from one of our customers this week. To identify a shoplifter, the store posted to their Facebook page a short video of the suspect. Within 14 hours, the suspect was in custody.
Does your company allow employees to use their personal smart phone or tablet for business purposes? This option is commonly referred to as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). BYOD can be a great way to reduce IT costs.
Last month, I attended NRF Protect. The show was held in my stomping grounds of Philadelphia, and as usual, the show was packed with solid sessions and an Expo floor filled with technologies that, quite frankly, aid the entire organization. I attend the show every year, and I always leave with actionable insights to bring back to our readers. But this year I exited the Convention Center feeling exceptionally informed, largely because of one single session — a session centered on the importance of training and practical planning should an active shooter enter the premises.
As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
How the Fortune 500 retailer improved the customer experience with a 50% reduction in false EAS alarms, reducing shrink and mitigating associate risk along the way.
Identifying the breakdowns that cause operational loss is challenging enough. What about prevention?
With an ever-growing list of retail stakeholders leveraging video intelligence, cloud-based, networked video is catching on rapidly.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is helping Hyatt Hotels to standardize a unified video security platform across all its property brands.
There are so many things to consider when protecting your business — from article security to access control and many other things. They all impact the retailer’s bottom line. Starting with intrusion, access control and fire detection, many retailers face fines due to false alarms, and not to mention the fact that manpower is wasted brining in managers to check on the alarms.
Retailers are notoriously slow in migrating to new technology, but there has been a huge push towards IP Video lately. This is evident in a recent case study with Saks Fifth Avenue in the June issue of Integrated Solutions for Retailers Magazine.
Retailers of all sizes can benefit from the advancements in IP video. Whether it’s analytics or reduced infrastructure costs, IP video presents one of the most cost-effective solutions for retailers of all sizes. Here, Bob Johns, editor of Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine and RetailSolutionsOnline.com, talks with Hedgie Bartol and Jackie Anderson, business development managers in retail with Axis Communications, to discuss the benefits of IP video for small and mid-size retailers. Feel free to listen to the podcast or read the text-only version.