News | March 23, 2016

Milestone Secures Scandinavian Åhléns Department Stores

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.

At Åhléns, excellent service is top priority. Employees are dedicated to assisting customers at the checkout counters, and few resources are earmarked towards loss prevention. To accommodate security needs, Milestone Partner Nokas designed and implemented Milestone XProtect video management software at all Åhléns stores in Sweden. In larger stores an operator provides proactive incident prevention. In smaller stores visual evidence enables easy documentation of incidents. The user friendliness of Milestone software is an advantage, as basically no training is needed for employees to use it.

Åhléns uses the open platform software to count store visitors and is planning more extensive use of video analytics. Milestone Interconnect will hook up all Åhléns stores in one security network, further boosting in-store safety.

“It is of huge importance for us to be able to freely pick the best and most cost effective visual security solution for our needs. The use of Milestone XProtect allows us to do exactly that, while at the same time giving us a user friendliness that enables an effective handling of incidents,” says Anders Lundqvist, Security Manager, Åhlens AB.

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About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs.

SOURCE: Milestone Systems