By Bob Johns, associate editor
IP Video is taking the retail world by storm, replacing older analog systems at an increasing rate. A lot of this has to do with reduced costs and improved ROI from coverage, resolution, and analytics. Here, I sit down with Mark Collett, GM of Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division, and Sanford Green, director, USA Sales & Operations, VSA Division, ImmerVision to discuss the total cost of coverage for IP video.
By Alan F Greggo, CPP, CFE, principle owner, Profit RX LLC
Your institution houses private information for your clients, but what would happen if that information fell into the wrong hands? An information breach not only affects the clients whose information is leaked, but diminishes the integrity of your institution. What should you do to minimize or even prevent the probability that a breach will occur at your business?
By Derek M. Rodner, VP, Product Strategy, Agilence, Inc.
A significant part of my job involves surveying the landscape and understanding where the retail market is heading in both the short and long term. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that “mobile computing” is going to have a major impact and cause a significant shift in how retailers interact with and sell to customers.
People counting is, quite simply, counting people entering and exiting your store locations. People counting gives retailers the visibility into their operations required to have a full picture of factors behind sales and where action should be taken to address opportunities to improve sales.
Five years ago, video analytics for retail applications offered a lot of potential, but not a lot of delivery. However, with an application specific approach and the progress in technology, video analytics can now deliver useful information from both a loss prevention standpoint, and a merchandising and business management front.
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
So you’re planning on the implementation of some new LP/security hardware in your stores. You begin to conduct some online research, and suddenly you can’t believe what you’re reading. Three-dozen cameras for three easy payments of $129.99? How can it be?
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 bringing in managers to check on the alarms.