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Woolworths Opts For Bandwidth Friendly Video Surveillance Solution
With 3,500 supermarkets, general merchandise, home improvement, consumer electronics and liquor stores, as well as petrol stations located across Australia and New Zealand, Woolworths required a video surveillance system capable of operating over bandwidth links of 64 kilobits per second or less.
The CENEX gas station and convenience store in Tioga, North Dakota, isn’t your typical, neighborhood gas station and c-store. Located in the heart of the mid-West state’s Bakken oil boom region, this gas station and c-store is a super-sized 36,000-square foot (3,345-square meter) behemoth with 11 fuel islands and 22 pumps dispensing gasoline and diesel.
Some restaurateurs think of video surveillance strictly as a tool to investigate incidents of theft and other risks such as slip and falls, but Hideaway Pizza, a 12-restaurant chain based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, thinks of video surveillance more as a critical enabler of operational excellence.
Losses in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry resulting from staff theft amount to an astonishing 7% of sales, according to the National Restaurant Association. Costing billions of dollars a year, theft can take many forms — from simple cash register theft to more sophisticated scams involving several individuals.
Why should retailers invest in video surveillance when they could use that money to hire a new employee or run an advertisement? Because many retail organizations today are successfully using their surveillance system for just minutes a day to find costly inefficiencies, theft and other problems – and seeing increased revenues and profits as a result.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Are You Maximizing Your Mobile Potential?
Mobility is making a huge impact on how retailers deal with everything from inventory visibility to customer experience — with the ultimate goal of increased sales.
The Interdepartmental Benefits Of Megapixel Video
High-definition cameras are an efficiency boon to loss prevention investigators, but their benefits in retail reach far beyond LP.
Meeting The Megapixel Camera Challenge For Retail Use
Retailers implementing IP cameras face challenges related to varying retail lighting conditions and bandwidth consumption.
Retailers have found many new ways to capitalize on LP video camera technologies, and one of the most useful is video analytics.
Traffic Intelligence: The Science Of Shopper Conversion
To truly understand what is going on in the store, you need more than just a traffic counter, you need to know who is coming in, and why they are, or are not, buying.
Product Overview: Why Tyco Security Products For Retail? With a powerful integration platform, our access control, video and intrusion products work together to provide a onestop security offering. Our technology enables security personnel to manage their CCTV and access control alarms through one graphical command and control center.
Sensormatic® SensorID™ RFID Launch Package Created to help meet the immediate needs of suppliers looking for RFID compliance, the Sensormatic SensorID RFID Launch Package can also provide a solid foundation for future RFID expansion. The package itself is an integrated compilation of pre-tested labels, hardware, software and services that provides a comprehensive RFID compliance solution.
Milestone Systems XProtect Central Milestone XProtect Central provides continuous monitoring of the operational status and event-triggered alarms from Milestone XProtect Corporate and Enterprise servers, video surveillance cameras and external devices. This powerful solution gives you instant overview of alarms and possible technical problems for immediate visual verification and troubleshooting to resolve incidents fast.
ionitEMS Pleasing Security Directors, Marketing Directors and CEOs alike, Ionit’s Enterprise Management Software provides the retailer custom configuration of a Virtual Matrix; configure, back-up and restore all DVR settings from a central location. Over and above the security application of monitoring theft and reducing shrinkage, retailers have found that the retrieval of video can provide invaluable information for marketing and managing their business. Adding Ionit’s third party business intelligence software, our customers can extract specific and actionable intelligence from their video surveillance platform. Continuing to demonstrate leadership in advanced compression technology, IonitEMS affords our customers enhanced performance at an exceptional value.
Sensormatic® SensorID™ Compliance Lab ADT announces another critical element of the RFID solution. The Sensormatic SensorID Compliance Lab provides RFID compliance testing services for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers looking to meet the recently announced mass merchandiser RFID compliance requirements.
Envysion Pro Solutions
Envysion Video Pro enables multi-unit operators to easily leverage remote video to better understand their business and improve loss prevention, operations, risk management and security efforts.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE NEWS
MicroPower Technologies Joins The Security Industry Association
MicroPower Technologies Inc., an award-winning provider of surveillance solutions optimized for rapid, cost-effective deployment, recently announced that it has joined the Security Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, service providers and integrators of physical security products.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE MULTIMEDIA
IP Video — Not Just For LP Any More
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.
How IP Video Benefits All Of Retail Operations
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.
IP Video — Not Just For Big-Box Retailers
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.