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.
A while ago I was at a customer site where MultiSight was being installed. I noticed that they already had a video system in the store–your typical low cost DVR with analog cameras. This system was being replaced by MultiSight. I asked the customer if this DVR setup had worked for them. The answer was “Yes, but whenever we’d try to see the video remotely, we couldn’t process credit cards.” Attempts to view video remotely would saturate their network connection out of the store, and interfere with their Point of Sale (POS) system’s ability to process credit cards.
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.
Adopting an effective data-centric security model and applying the appropriate technologies for each security control are the only way forward. No single technology will provide the silver bullet.
Supercircuits hidden camera gear is more covert than the rest - our disguises are up to date, have the best technology behind them, are very difficult to identify, and are easy to use and setup quickly.
Every retail store has hidden potential for more growth, higher profits, and a better experience for both customers and employees. Use video surveillance beyond the traditional security to find insights you never knew existed. Whatever your budget, you have enough to get started!
The MegaPX Indoor Analytics Dome is a fixed IP camera that combines 1080p video with highly accurate analytics, making it ideal for retailers that want to monitor and analyze customer and employee behavior so they can improve business efficiency.
Fixed domes for any environment with remote focus and zoom.
Milestone video software monitors 75 Åhléns department stores in Sweden, providing staff with situational awareness and a way to easily document incidents, prevent loss and heighten security for staff and visitors.
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.