Physical retail spaces are a vital link in modern, omni-channel retailing but how can you maximise their returns? Kimberly Goldsworth, VP marketing, Prism Skylabs, helps answer this burning question. There’s no question that more commerce is moving online. Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is just one piece of recent evidence pointing to this trend. The flipside, however, is that the acquisition supports Amazon’s strategy to open more physical showrooms where shoppers can smell, taste, and handle products. As part of this, Amazon recently opened seven bookstores (with several more planned) in the US to cater to the resurgence in demand for physical books and allow people to test-drive gadgets like the Echo and the Fire TV Stick.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), unveiled the findings of Video Surveillance Solutions in Singapore, a research study commissioned by Milestone Systems. The study revealed that while satisfaction with video surveillance continues to remain high, few firms are fully taking advantage of intelligent video solutions, beyond basic functions such as surveillance today. 92 percent of surveyed retail businesses are satisfied with their current video surveillance solutions, but what could they really gain from a deeper implementation of video surveillance technologies.
Safety Vision, a leading provider of mobile surveillance technology, provided surveillance expert Clint Bryer to answer a couple of questions about the fledgling cannabis market and the utilization of video surveillance technologies. With 90 percent of theft coming from internal sources, security has become a part of everyday life and is crucial to the safety and profitability of your cannabis business. Bryer breaks down what you are putting at risk when you don’t secure your business properly and how to make it safer for your employees.
Axis announces new solutions for retail, which can provide intelligence and drive revenue growth Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announced that Cognimatics’ applications have been fully integrated with Axis’ network cameras, audio, and access control products. Axis acquired Cognimatics in 2016 after a long, successful partnership.
Arteco, a global leader in the delivery of video event management solutions, will unveil advancements to its video event management portfolio at the upcoming ISC West conference. The Arteco video surveillance solutions portfolio delivers a wide variety of functionalities that help stakeholders gain new levels of awareness within their security and business infrastructures. The company has expanded its focus to provide customized systems that fit the requirements of specific vertical applications, such as retail, logistics, Smart City, critical infrastructure and campus. Enhancements include advanced storage options, bandwidth reduction for live and recorded video, support for ONVIF Audio Out, POS and marketing platforms.
As the physical security / video surveillance market continues to mature, you are seeing more and more attention paid to integrated solutions. Instead of solely looking at video management software (VMS), or video analytic software, or access control systems, you are now being drawn to VMS systems that work seamlessly with a wide range of additional capabilities such as video analytics, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, and access control – just to name a few. Over the years, end-users have come to understand —even expect— advanced technologies like video analytics being part-and-parcel of the provided solution set. Security.World caught up recently with Paul Eaton, President of Convergence To Pixel, to talk more about integrating other organizational systems into video surveillance VMS systems.
NTT Security today issued its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report, which underscores the need for more advanced tools to protect organizations’ data and networks from the evolving tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by cyber-attackers. A topic of considerable public attention is the ability to determine the source of cyber-attacks to determine their credibility and motivation.
DTT announces a new partnership with zpizza International, a pizza-focused restaurant concept concentrated on high-quality ingredients inspired by a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in Irvine, California, zpizza currently comprises 60 total franchise locations in addition to 5 self-pour Taproom sites, operated by Corporate. zpizza and zpizza Tap-room restaurants are located throughout California and in 12 other states. DTT is now the exclusive vendor for zpizza Taproom and the only preferred vendor thus far for traditional zpizza stores. In October 2016, DTT contacted zpizza to gauge interest on implementing a new, full-service loss prevention system.
DTT announced a strengthened partnership with First Cup LLC, a 60-store Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee based in Chandler, Arizona. With locations throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada, DTT provides comprehensive loss prevention and managed services for 30 First Cup stores with several installations currently pending. First Cup’s introduction to DTT took place in late 2013. The company was highly impressed with the range of DTT’s services and sophisticated technology. In March 2015, DTT was added to Dunkin’ Brands US list of vendors; First Cup contacted DTT within a week to sign 60 existing locations and all new construction stores. The rollout is still underway in order to work around First Cup remodeling and ensure a smooth transition from the previous surveillance provider.
Tyco Security Products has announced an integration with the Sensormatic Synergy electronic article surveillance (EAS) detection system from Tyco Retail Solutions. The combination of exacqVision video management system (VMS) and the Synergy EAS Series gives retail customers an interconnected Tyco solution to capture loss event data with corresponding video and improve loss prevention efforts.