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December, 2016

82% of small businesses with CCTV have plans to upgrade systems

More than four in five small businesses with CCTV systems plan to upgrade or replace existing systems, and more than one third plan to do so within the next two years, according to research. 
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December, 2016

Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics 

Shoplifting, organized retail crime and internal theft all contribute to retail loss.
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December, 2016

Retail security – video surveillance tackles the insider threat    

Some estimates suggest that nearly 40% of retail crime, by value, can be attributed to the workers themselves as they employ their insider knowledge to steal and even, in some cases, to collude with outside elements.
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December, 2016

Retail Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Loss Prevention  

Developing Our Technology Talents has Become a Loss Prevention Priority.
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November, 2016

Why It’s Critical to Use Retail Traffic Counters

Traffic counters help retailers identify customer trends and conversion data.
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November, 2016

How to get enough detail in your CCTV images

CCTV consultant Simon Lambert explains how you can set up your video surveillance system to get enough detail in your CCTV images to “identify people, read number plates, whatever it is you need to do.”
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November, 2016

A variety of trends on the video horizon

According to industry experts, there are a wide variety of trends on the horizon for video surveillance from both a technology and business perspective.
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October, 2016

Video Surveillance Tools: Seeing the Big Picture

Mike Dunn, vice president of business development for BSI, shares his expertise and insights on building effective video surveillance systems and how to get the most out of existing systems to help maximize retailers’ options and investment.
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October, 2016

Analysing the TCO of video surveillance systems

This paper presents the results from a TCO study conducted in 2015, resulting in a model with 40 costs relating to system components and stages. 
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October, 2016

Coffee manufacturer records burglar on video after upgrading to IP video

The new IP camera system recorded the entire incident. Video of the thief clearly showed his facial features, body type and what he stole, enabling the retailer to download the evidence and send them to the police. 
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October, 2016

Video Analytics Market 2016 Analysis and Forecast to 2022

The Global Video Analytics Market is expected to reach $11.2 billion by 2022. Some of the key drivers of the video analytics market include, the transition of video scrutiny system from analog to digital, surfacing of open standards, and increase in the efficiency of video scrutiny system.
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October, 2016

Four Points to Consider When Auditing Your Retail Store with Video Surveillance Systems

Retail surveillance systems can help reveal a more complete view of how your business is operating when you're not there.
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September, 2016

Applications and Solutions of Heat Map Data Analytics in Retail Store Environments

Analyze existing marketing and promotions, optimize store layout, adjust staffing to accommodate shopper flow are just a few of the immediate pay-offs of heat-mapping your stores' real time activity.
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September, 2016

15 Factors to Select a VMS Partner With the Right Stuff

Installing security contractors who undertake a thorough assessment to identify a VMS partner enhance their chances of a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.
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September, 2016

CCTV operational requirements: how not to waste money when procuring a video surveillance system

CCTV consultant Simon Lambert explains why defining CCTV operational requirements is not a peripheral part of the procurement process, but “the essential foundation.”
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September, 2016

Analytics Return on Investment

Business intelligence analytics, such as counting how long it takes for banking customers to complete a transaction, are focused on capturing data for performance trend analysis and optimization, rather than for security.
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September, 2016

Leveraging Surveillance Video Analytics to Boost Total In-Store Performance

Surveillance video systems and IP cameras can provide business intelligence in addition to retail security.
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September, 2016

Collaboration and Effective Loss Prevention Management

As a loss prevention manager, you must devise ways to bring individuals to believe in the team concept.
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August, 2016

Trends in the security technology market 

Pierre Racz, founder and CEO of Genetec, discusses trends on the security technology market and shares his view how the industry is moving to become more software centric and less hardware centric.
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August, 2016

Self-checkout technology could encourage shoplifting, study finds 

Removing human contact and allowing customers to use self-checkout technology could be promoting theft and hurting retail stores' profits, according to a British university study.
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August, 2016

Retail Theft Statistics: Staying Focused on What’s Really Most Important  

The value of information comes by understanding the purpose. Without appropriate interpretation and action, statistics are just numbers. 
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August, 2016

The Power of 360-Degree Video in Surveillance Solutions   

Three-hundred and sixty degree cameras are there to complement other cameras, not replace them. And with wide area coverage from one camera, they save money.
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July, 2016

Retail Security: How Biometrics, Video Analytics and other Innovation Cut Losses and Boost Performance 

Retail crime hit a 10-year high in the 2013-14 financial year, with £603m losses recorded by UK retailers 18% higher than those racked up in the previous 12 months. Mikkel Løcke-Winther, Milestone Product Manager, shares his view.
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July, 2016

Role of VMS and video analytics in simplifying security video search and improving business management    

By choosing a VMS that meets a number of specific criteria, businesses can experience video search that parallels the Google experience.
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July, 2016

Consider These Pros and Cons before Implementing Remote Video Surveillance   

While there are many positive aspects of remote monitoring, there are several issues to consider that reduce the impact of this technology in the retail environment.
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June, 2016

Breaking the Retail Shrinkage Life Cycle   

Organizations need to develop a more proactive and coordinated approach to deal with the inventory shrinkage problems they face.
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June, 2016

Benchmarking Loss Prevention  

A new report provides a view of the state of loss prevention from those who are in charge of it. The study posed questions on the scope of loss prevention work; how budgets are set and influenced and how expenditure and on going work is justified; and the perceived effectiveness of a different measures used to mitigate loss.
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June, 2016

IFSEC Expo  

Find the perfect solution for your business among over 600 of the leading security products and solutions providers at the IFSEC International. The event takes place in London between 21-23 June.
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June, 2016

NRF Protect  

Don't miss the Loss Prevention Conference, NRF Protect, taking place in Philadelphia between June 14-16.
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June, 2016

Positive signs point to new systems and applications for video analytics   

Multiple trends point to a maturing video analytics market that is poised to meet or even exceed customer expectations.
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June, 2016

Subtly Secure  

Brands that offer higher-priced merchandise want their selling area to be a more exclusive, rarefied environment. This usually means creating a unique aesthetic and maintaining it in all functions of the store, including security.
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June, 2016

How Advances in Store Security Can Benefit Your Business  

One of the biggest issues facing beverage retailers, especially those in the small-to-mid size range, is shoplifting. This includes both internal and external theft. In 2015 US retailers reported an average shrinkage of 1.38%, amounting to a staggering $44.02 billion dollars in lost sales revenue. 
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May, 2016

Security Cameras with Facial Recognition: A Game-Changing Technology for Retailers  

Facial-recognition security camera technologies, and the torrent of new data they bring, are poised to dramatically alter the LP landscape, changing the day-to-day life of LP professionals, informing top-level decision making, and shifting the way the industry as a whole operates.
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May, 2016

More video, less storage  

Optimized for video surveillance, Axis’ Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth and storage requirements by an average 50% or more for many common 24/7 surveillance use cases.
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May, 2016

Is the Rise of Organized Retail Crime a Product of Soft Sentencing?

If not sentenced more harshly, those convicted will almost certainly continue their behavior according to the participants in a panel discussion on organized retail crime.
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April, 2016

The rise of subscription-based security services

The benefits of subscription-based security services for both end users and systems integrators are numerous. End users no longer have to make a substantial investment on the front-end, while integrators are spared the cost of rolling trucks to perform system updates. 
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April, 2016

2016 Retail Fraud Survey launches at record breaking Retail Risk show

The world’s largest Loss Prevention conference, Retail Risk – London, saw some interesting figures emerge from this year’s Retail Fraud Survey, including a massive leap in employee stock theft recorded by retailers.
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April, 2016

Understanding What Inventory Data Can Provide for Loss Prevention Analytics

The data dump from your last several inventory cycles can provide the raw material for LP analysis, but it is important to understand what it can and can’t tell you.
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April, 2016

StopLift Detects 1.5 Million Incidents of Unscanned Items at Checkouts Worldwide

The video recognition technology has confirmed more than 1.5 million-plus incidents of scan-avoidance, including “sweethearting”, at both manned and self-checkouts at retailers around the world.
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April, 2016

How Can Biometrics, Video Analytics and Other Innovation Cut Record Theft Losses and Boost Commercial Performance?

Several security experts share their views on how the industry is harnessing – and could harness – the latest cutting-edge technology to improve not only retail security, but commercial performance too.
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April, 2016

Four Points to Consider when Auditing Your Retail Store with Video Surveillance Systems

By asking the right questions, we make more informed decisions. Considering four key areas before making your selection you ensure that you get the most out of your audit.
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March, 2016

Video Surveillance Market to Reach $71.28B by 2022

A study by MarketsandMarkets forecasts the video surveillance market to be worth $71.28 billion by 2022 at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate of 16.56%. The demand for security systems in large and small retail businesses is expected to continue to increase at a high pace to reduce robbery and inventory loss.
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March, 2016

Facewatch Trials Facial Recognition Technology

Several UK retailers are road testing facial recognition technology to help identify shoplifters as part of a new scheme.
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March, 2016

How to make analytics pay off

Getting a grip on data management and analytics and discovering how to eek out as much value and insight as possible is a critical task for retailers. Data Science Director Peter Chen, Algebraix Data, shares his view. 
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February, 2016

Get the most out of surveillance

Many surveillance systems don’t deliver on their promises because of poor installation or sloppy practices. Roy Alves, business development manager of Axis Communications, MEA, explains what  retailers can do to get the most out of their equipment.
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February, 2016

EuroCIS Expo  

Don't miss the leading trade fair for retail technology which takes place in Düsseldorf between 23-25 February. 400 international exhibitors are hosted on a 10,800 sqm exhibition area.
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February, 2016

Demand for 'intelligent' video storage solutions to rise as industry needs evolve       

The combination of more high-definition cameras, the integration of video with other systems and data elements—such as audio data, metadata tagging, access control information, and proximity sensors—and the size and volume of data assets being stored and managed is forcing the system architecture to change.
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February, 2016

Theft by Employees More Common than Theft by Customers  

According to a study conducted by Kessler International which includes theft of time and theft of office supplies, an astonishingly high 95% of employees reported stealing from employers.
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February, 2016

Shrink Visibility: The Secret Sauce to Fighting Retail Shrink   

Capturing Quality Data Enables Predictive, Analytics-Based Strategy and Response.
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February, 2016

Sophisticated analytics of high-definition video security systems set to drive growth in surveillance market 

Surveillance and CCTV applications are poised for continued growth in 2016 and beyond as security dealers and their end-user customers turn to video technology for physical security, loss prevention and gathering data and intelligence to assist business management and operations.
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January, 2016

Top 5 Retail Trends to Watch in 2016

According to prognoses, this year retailers will escalate mobile-first investments and deploy new and evolving technologies in-store while delivering greatly improved online experiences leveraging, evolving content delivery and curation capabilities.
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January, 2016

Network Video's Impact On The Retail Enterprise

What are the biggest security concerns for retail in 2016 and how can retailers gain insight into the large amount of network video they are collecting? Hedgie Bartol, Business Development Manager at Axis Communications, shares his views.
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January, 2016

Network Surveillance & Energy Reduction

How can IP surveillance systems help a business achieve its energy reduction commitments? 
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January, 2016

Retail's BIG Show 2016

Don't miss this yearly event which will take place in NYC between January 17-19. 540+ exhibiting companies and over 33,000 visitors and are expected on the over 220,000 Square Feet exhibition area.
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December, 2015

What's trending in video surveillance industry?

Competition is driving lower costs and the technology evolution is here to stay.
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December, 2015

Using Loss Prevention Technology to Support Traffic Counting and Conversion

While the use of traffic counters have not been generally considered part of the traditional loss prevention domain, increasingly LP professionals are being called upon to use loss prevention technology, such as store CCTV systems, to support traffic-counter projects.
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November, 2015

Security Cameras with Facial Recognition: A Game-Changing Technology for Retailers

Retail security systems with facial-recognition technology are becoming more prevalent in stores.
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November, 2015

Video analytics: the road ahead 

Many organizations rely on analytics today to make the jobs of monitoring cameras easier and more accurate, leaving human operators to do what technology can’t and to add real value – which excludes sitting and watching a screen all the time.
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November, 2015

12 Cost-Efficient Video Surveillance Strategies

Sometimes the simplest strategies are the ones producing the best results. This without costing a lot of money, which is also an important mission of enterprise security executives.
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November, 2015

What's on the horizon for video surveillance?

High-resolution cameras are only going to continue to proliferate throughout the industry in the years to come.
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October, 2015

Two Thirds of Retailers with CCTV Planning to Introduce Mobile Access    

According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Retail Research a majority of retailers want high quality images that they can access easily through mobile technology.
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October, 2015

Advances In Automation And Video Analytics Can Drive The Retail Industry   

From driving standard operating procedure analytics to customer flow maximizing dollars per store visitor, automation technology allows retailers to focus on their core business.
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October, 2015

Retail Will Be Transformed By 2020    

Five trends in technology that will mark the retailers of the future.  Read more »

 

October, 2015

The great disconnect between LP and IT    

According to a research study by Greg Buzek from IHL, traditional LP Technologies are being co-opted for use in other activities leading to influencers of buying decisions that would otherwise be purview of LP only. Go to the survey »

 

October, 2015

Tracking Suspects or Fashion Trends   

Qognify’s Suspect Search is Breaking New Ground in Video Analytics. Boasting patented algorithms Suspect Search will quickly locate suspects matching a given description from multiple camera streams, in real time or from hours of recorded footage. Read more »

 

September, 2015

The Role Of Video In Your IT Clients' Business Intelligence   

According to Cisco's recent Visual Networking Index Report, video is now the fastest growing type of data in the world. The key for turning surveillance video into a fountain of business intelligence is video analytics. Analytics put structure around vast amounts of unstructured video data, making it manageable and making it possible to reveal the patterns and trends that matter. Jeff Karnes, VP Marketing & Operations 3VR, tells us more »

 

September, 2015

How Video Verification Will Shape the Future of Retail Security  

Video verification technology and processes allow a dynamic, real-time defense mechanism that enables business owners to take control of their security as an incident is happening. Luis Orbegoso, President of ADT Business, shares his views »

 

September, 2015

Advantages with IP video for LP executives 

Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Developement Manager North America, Axis Communications, shares some practical advice for those LP professionals looking to convert from analog to network cameras.
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August, 2015

Facial recognition: The good and the bad

Is facial recognition “creepy or cool?” asked a June 2015 survey of British shoppers. Jeremy Sneller, managing director of TouchByte comments on the results.
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August, 2015

How Integrating Video and POS Can Help Retail Save Billions

Ten billion dollars. That’s how much retailers lose every year to customer fraud, employee theft, and operational errors at the point of sale (POS), according to the National Retail Security Survey. 
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August, 2015

5 Reasons Why Video Analytics is now the Big Focus in CCTV Surveillance

A maturation of the technology and vast improvements in overall reliability, effectiveness and accessibility has pushed analytics from the periphery to the market mainstream, while edge devices, their processing capabilities and steadily dropping price points indicate that this is a trend destined to continue.
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July, 2015

Study finds LP not a priority for IT investments

Large retailers spend only a fraction of their IT budget on LP priorities (not including PCI and data breach protection efforts); and cashier monitoring with CCTV is not the high priority LP professionals would want it to be.
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July, 2015

Hands up, who likes queues?

Many retailers use surveillance cameras to monitor both customers and staff. But not everyone realizes that once you've got those cameras installed, they can be used for so much more - especially to help reduce the time spent queuing. 
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July, 2015

Retailers Estimate Shoplifting, Incidents of Fraud Cost $44 Billion in 2014

A new study from NRF PROTECT finds that retailers lose billions of dollars to shoplifting, employee and vendor theft and administrative error – collectively known as inventory shrink.      
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June, 2015

5 ways surveillance can improve retailer ops

Video surveillance cameras can help retail managers and/or business owners fine-tune operations, make sure shoppers and consumers are being served in a timely manner and that employees are behaving professionally.  
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June, 2015

Facial Recognition in Retail: the Face of the Future

A facial recognition suite especially created for retailers generates an alert as soon as a previously caught shoplifter steps into the store enabling the LP team to take immediate action.
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June, 2015

How Shopper Analytics Ensure the Mall Thrives 

To breathe new life into its space one major Silicon Valley shopping mall captures customer behavior information via Wi-Fi access points and uses these analytics to: improve operations based on visitor traffic, help its merchants by providing better traffic flow data and visitor information, as well as keep close contact with loyal customers by providing Social Wi-Fi.
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June, 2015

IFSEC 2015

The IFSEC International 2015 exhibition provides a platform for the trade industry to source products, tools, education, standards and new leads. Visit the show in London between 16-18 June.
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May, 2015

How video analytics create value

Faster loss/fraud detection, better customer service, as well as increased marketing and promotional success, are only some of the benefits provided by IP network video.
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May, 2015

Squeezed Storage

Optimized for video surveillance, Axis’ Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of 50% or more.
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May, 2015

Merging visibility with functionality

Midwest retail chain Coborn's puts fraud prevention on the fast track. By conducting loss prevention investigations in a more time-efficient manner they increased productivity and reduced shrink.
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April, 2015

Why are Retailers embracing IP Video?

The answer is twofold: function and flexibility. IP (Internet Protocol) cameras possess the power and functionality of a stand-alone computer, and as such can do a lot more than just shoot video.
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April, 2015

What Heat Mapping Can Tell You About Your Customers

Heat mapping technology provides brick-and-mortar retailers similar insight into customer behavior which online retailers have had for years.
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April, 2015

EDEKA Lustfeld moves over to IP video surveillance

Andre Hanekamp, General Manager at EDEKA Lustfeld, compares the advantages of IP over analog surveillance and explains why they chose IP in their new market as opposed to the already-existing analog solutions in their other three markets.
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March, 2015

Genetec and Prism Skylabs Help Bring Retail Surveillance into New Era

A new Retail Analytics Suite will deliver cloud-based, business intelligence tools for retailers providing in-store data and metrics that diversifies CCTV’s application beyond mere crime deterrence and evidence-gathering.
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March, 2015

Business Intelligence Integration is Leading Motivation for IP Adoption

More than a quarter (27%) of UK retailers cite ‘integration with business intelligence applications’ as the main reason for adopting network IP.
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March, 2015

Video analytics applications in retail - beyond security

Video analytics isn’t just for security. In general, the ability to leverage data from video provides a new wealth of information and 'intelligence' about all aspects of the business. 
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March, 2015

Retail Business Technology Expo  

RBTE is the unmissable event for European retailers who want to keep up with all the latest solutions available to help them grow their business, improve productivity and improve the customer experience. Held between March 10 and 11 in London - it is free to attend!
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March, 2015

Migration to IP Trend is Accelerating, Survey Infographic Reveals  

More than three in five (60%) UK retailers are planning to adopt network IP over the next three years, up from just a quarter in 2012.
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February, 2015

Innovative camera solution with big benefits for small businesses  

How the humble corner shop can now enjoy Retail Analytics, Mobile Access and Remote Monitoring. 
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February, 2015

Canon to Buy Sweden’s Axis for $2.8 Billion 

Canon Inc. said it plans to acquire Axis AB, a Swedish network video solutions provider, for about $2.8 billion, in a search for growth outside its struggling traditional businesses.
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February, 2015

Retail Fraud Survey 2015 - take part now!

Retail terrorism and ORC are an ever growing threat. The Retail Knowledge Survey, sponsored by WIS International, is a valuable tool for the entire retail industry, as it shows what is being done in terms of systems used, strategies adopted and key benchmarks.
Interested in participating? »

 

January, 2015

Return on investment for today's security cameras

New technology and features such as WDR helps speeding entrance screening and provides video under very low light conditions, thereby adding value that goes beyond security.
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January, 2015

2015 security technology forecast

High influence from consumers and IT markets on driving innovation together with increased focus on integrated platforms are just a few of the trends that will shape the security technology into 2015 and beyond.
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January, 2015

Four takeaways from Retail's BIG Show 2015

Didn't you get a chance to attend? Get a quick overview of the most prevalent themes of this year's exhibition.
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January, 2015

Retail's BIG Show 2015

Experience all things in retail in this one-stop-shopping expo, held in New York City between January 11-13. See the latest technologies and ideas and let the innovative solutions inspire you to improve your business.
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December, 2014

Fast-food giant improves bottom line

Thanks to a video management software
from Milestone, loss prevention at Restaurant Brands NZ was improved by monitoring the different food preparation processes and managing waste levels. Theft was lowered among both dishonest customers and staff with an important increase to the net profit as the result.
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December, 2014

More people and merchandise means more stealing

Shoplifting costs businesses billions throughout the year but the phenomena escalates during the holiday season when retailers have more items on their shelves and more customers in their stores.
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December, 2014

Key considerations to build a scalable Retail Network Infrastructure

Proper planning and organizational insight are key to a flexible retail network. Read how a well-built and managed network keeps store applications running and delivers the tools to operate efficiently and create an excellent customer experience.
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November, 2014

Holiday Shopping Season Predictions

After a roller coaster year, the 2014 holiday shopping season is a little more crucial for retailers than normal. Thankfully the predictions look very positive.
Take a look at the numbers »

 

November, 2014

7 reasons IP cameras trump analog security cameras

Better resolution, easier connectivity and easier setup are only few of the reasons why to choose modern digital IP technology
instead of analog.
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November, 2014

Global Retail Theft Barometer Webinar available on demand

Listen to Ernie Deyle, retail loss prevention analyst, presenting the key findings from the report and shedding light on shrink trends around the world.
Register for the webinar »

 

November, 2014

Doing more with less – Retailer Strategies for Loss Prevention and Mobility

Channeling a store's video feed through mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets gives managers the ability to monitor goods, customers and employees from anywhere - even the back office.
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October, 2014

IP Video surveillance and VSaaS market expected to reach $57.3 Billion by 2020...

...according to the new market research report published by Allied Market Research.
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October, 2014

IP cameras in retail surveyed

Six in ten of UK retailers still with analogue CCTV are planning to adopt network IP in the next three years. This according to the latest annual Centre for Retail Research (CRR) survey into the use of CCTV in retail.
Read more about the results »

 

October, 2014

20 Key Trends from ASIS 2014

The 60th Annual ASIS Int'l Seminar and Exhibits was a rousing success, with plenty of telling industry takeaways. Find out what they are. 
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October, 2014

What's new in IP video?

Listen to Hedgie Bartol, Business Development Manager Retail at Axis, explaining what retailers should evaluate when moving from analogue to IP and which key requirements they should put on the integrator of their choice.
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September, 2014

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Migrating to IP video is easier than you might imagine. Hedgie Bartold, Business Development Manager for Retail, Axis Communications, provides you with three easy steps.
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September, 2014

Diving into the details of U.S. retail freud

A newly released survey of retail fraud trends in North America reveals that theft of cash from U.S. retailers has soared a staggering 20% from last year. 
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September, 2014

Three things you can do today to get the most of your VMS

These crucial strategies will get you started: unifying video with other critical security and business systems; implementing features for better network and storage efficiency; and connecting distributed sites under one virtual system.
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September, 2014

Retail realities - facing up to insider crime

Lead reporter Timothy Compston investigates the way that CCTV is being employed by retailers to push back against the underhand activities of the criminals within.
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August, 2014

Limiting Liability With Surveillance

Among Life Time Fitness' investments in defense against risks is video surveillance, which provides clarity and truth and, ultimately, benefits the business and its customers.
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August, 2014

Retail analytics market worth $4.40 billion by 2019

A recent report by MarketsandMarkets defines and segments the Retail Analytics Market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies the drivers and restraints for this market with the insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges.
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August, 2014

Nitty-Gritty of IP Video Migration

Learn more about essential technologies to step clients through the IP video upgrade process.
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August, 2014

Retail switch

IP video will reach a global tipping point in retail sector across EMEA during 2015. Why are so many retailers making the switch? Henrik Høj Pedersen, Business Development Manager, Retail, EMEA and APAC at Milestone Systems shares his view »

 

August, 2014

5 innovative partner solutions

Watch the videos from IFSEC 2014 where five Axis partners showcase their latest products and solutions.
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July, 2014

Retailers apprehend shoplifters and dishonest employees in record numbers

According to the Annual Retail Theft Survey, U.S. businesses continue to battle the scourge of retail theft with almost 1.2 million shoplifters and dishonest employees apprehended in 2013 by just 23 large retailers who recovered over $199 million from thieves.
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June, 2014

Video Management Software - the core of security solutions

Security systems can be designed for more than just protecting assets. By thinking 'digital' an IP network video system can become a value-adding business tool.
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June, 2014

SuperGroup updates outdated surveillance system

Fashion giant SuperGroup required a modern, feature-rich surveillance system that was simple and scalable, as well as aesthetically pleasant, in order to increase safety and security across its European store network.
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June, 2014

How data visualization answered one of retail's most vexing questions

Thanks to the emergence of location analytics which map in-store customer behavior over a period of time, retailers will gain knowledge of what's happening before a purchase decision is made, not only what happened at the point of sales.
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May, 2014

Shoplifting evidence recorded via Wavestore VMS software

The Wavestore client de-warping function provides the ability to follow subjects as if tracking with a PTZ camera, creating retrospective video clips around the occurred events, whilst the original images captured by the 360 degree (fisheye) cameras are stored unaltered so that specific video data can be copied and authenticated to be suitable for presentation in a court of law.  
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May, 2014

Boosting business by upgrading from an analog mindset

To gain the full business advantages of digital video, you have to think about video as data and an important element in the IT infrastructure.
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May, 2014

Improve decision making and get additional insight into conversion with Shopping Groups

Shopping Groups by LightHaus enables retailers to take full advantage of the conversion metrics and interpret numbers that impact store performance, such as comparing day-to-day or store-to-store fluctuations in shopper demographics.
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April, 2014

Cloud Camera Connections

Cloud Camera Connections by Genetec is an ideal capability for retailers who want to expand their surveillance operations to small and remote sites as no on-site storage or recording servers are required. By providing a seamless connection to Security Center, Cloud Cameras allow monitoring and managing remote cameras from a central location.
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April, 2014

The 5 C's of Digital in Retail

Whether you are in merchandising, supply chain, marketing or store operations you need a simple, strategic framework against which to evaluate your potential opportunities. Pat Dermody, President Bonial Enterprises North America, Retail, shares her views on what benefits digital can bring to your business.
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March, 2014

Digital Signage Software

Digital Signage provides people with the right, targeted information at the right moment. The PADS4 software from Net Display Systems enables you to design, schedule and distribute any kind of content on your digital screens and have it displayed where and whenever you want.
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March, 2014

Multi-tasking video solution provides Loss Prevention & Quality Control

The Midwest-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip lists employee safety as its most important priority. The corporation has therefore implemented a cost-saving hybrid strategy that augments their existing analog cameras with new IP cameras to help improve safety and security.
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March, 2014

TrueView Queue® - new application for Queue Management and analysis

TrueView Queue® by Cognimatics detects queues that exceed thresholds at for example check out and ticketing, prompting additional allocation of staff. The application also allows possibilities to analyze for how long queue has been present and how it has fluctuated over the day.
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February, 2014

Collaboration the key to IP cameras in retail

Retail departments working in silos appear a thing of the past as they discover shared platforms based on open standards that
bring genuine value to their business.
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February, 2014

Retail Business Technology Expo

Europe's largest and fastest growing retail event is held in London between March 11 and 12, 2104. Covering the industry's hot topics, from mobile to global expansion, RBTE provides international retailers an overview of the global retail landscape. All under one roof and it is free to attend!
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February, 2014

Top 10 IP Technology Trends for 2014 (and beyond)

CCTV is predicted to reach a tipping point in 2014 and network video revenues to overtake those generated by analog equipment for the first time ever. Atul Rajput, Director Business Development, shares his view on which are the top ten key trends.
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January, 2014

Making Video Surveillance Accessible to Small Retailers

Cloud-based technology is allowing retailers and small franchises to cost effectively deploy enterprise-grade security, according to Christian Morin, Director Stratocast Product Group, Genetec.
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January, 2014

EuroShop 2014

This world leading retail trade fair held in Düsseldorf (Germany) showcases pure innovation related to every aspect of retail technology, ranging from customer service to process optimization to retail security systems. Take the opportunity to see the latest news from Axis Communications between February 16-20 in stand 6-F79.
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January, 2014

Top 10 video surveillance trends for 2014

The global market for video solutions is expected to continue its steady growth.
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December, 2013

Don't miss Retail's Big Show...

...taking place in NYC between January 14-15, 2014. Welcome to visit the Axis Communications booth #2431 and learn more about how network video can protect your business and at the same time optimize retail processes and improve your business efficiency.
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December, 2013

Holiday return fraud will cost retail $3.4 billion

According to NRF's 2013 Return Fraud Survey the industry will lose an estimated $8.76 billion to return fraud this year and $3.39 during the holiday season alone.
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December, 2013

Five ways to make waiting in line a better experience

The waiting line is a customer's last impression of your store. Make sure to make changes to how your queue operates to improve your interactions with the people who patronize your business.
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November, 2013

Softbox AB introduces Social Camera App for Axis Network Cameras

Social Camera is an application for smartphones that allows retail store customers to take photos of themselves trying out different outfits.
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November, 2013

Shrink cost retailers $112 Billion annually, averaging 1.4% of sales

Shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors, cost the retail industry more than $112 globally last year according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer. Read more »

 

November, 2013

Why the smartest retailers deploy and depend on store traffic counting

An estimated 50% of retailers do not measure how many shoppers walk into their stores each day. Here are 10 reasons why they should. Read more »

 

October, 2013

In-store analytics help airport retailers uncover the traveler's path to purchase

Video feeds and Wi-Fi mobile device detection are among the data sources helping airport-located retailers better understand shopper behavior in this unique environment. Suzanne Tran, Director of Marketing Commmunications, tells us more »

 

October, 2013

Doing more with less - retailer strategies for Loss Prevention and Mobility

Milestone Mobile system offers retailers the possibility to channel a store's video feeds through mobile devices, such as smart phones or tablets, thereby giving them the opportunity to monitor goods, customers and employees from anywhere - even in the back office. Read more »

 

October, 2013

Video Surveillance key to next generation of Retail Intelligence

IP-based surveillance cameras are being deployed increasingly to help UK retailers achieve operational efficiencies. Frank Crouwel, Managing Director NW Systems Group, shares his view »

 

September, 2013

Axis Communications launches Access Control Product

Axis A1001 Network Door Controller is the first non-proprietary and open IP-based access controller with built-in web-based software.
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September, 2013

How retailers can best utilize video surveillance systems

Surveillance video can be a powerful management tool to monitor and improve operational efficiencies, personnel productivity, as well as save cost by integrating it with other important applications.
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September, 2013

Time is right for VSaaS

Not only is the price fair but the technology is finally robust enough to cope. A key factor is  the work that video surveillance camera manufacturers have done to ensure easy plug and play capability. Frank Crouwel, Managing Director, NW Systems Group tells us more »

 

September, 2013

Shopping Center Forum 2013...

...takes place between September 18-19 in Warsaw, Poland. Welcome to visit the Axis booth and let us show you how we can optimize your retail processes and improve your business efficiency.
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September, 2013

Problems in selecting surveillance monitors

The consumer market drives demands for 16:9 monitors, but there are still times when a 4:3 monitor is a better fit. Robert D. Grossman, President R. Grossman and Associates tells us more »

 

August, 2013

How do retail shoppers feel about surveillance?

Aggressive retailers are now using video surveillance and cell phone signals to track your store movements. What are the risks and the advantages?
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August, 2013

WeDo Technologies...

...named the world leader in Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management, announces the launch of RAID 7.0 for Retail. An innovative software solution that will help retailers gain end-to-end visibility and control retail processes to improve profitability.
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August, 2013

Vizualize wins two categories in the 2013 Retail Innovation Awards

Vizualize got awarded for their Visible Intelligence Platform,
both in the Retail Surveillance Systems category, as well as in the Database Management and Business Analytics category.
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July, 2013

How retailers can drive performance with video analytics

Three retail LP leaders shared their experiences with implementing video analytics at the NRF's Loss Prevention Conference.
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July, 2013

Saks Fifth Avenue Fights Shrink with IP Cameras

The luxury retailer leverages improved visibility and access with IP surveillance cameras to combat internal and external shrink.
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June, 2013

Time for a paradigm shift in LP technology?

The new TamperShield solution gets most out of existing EAS and makes the video systems much more proactive in real time by means of its intelligent and integrated radio structure.
Read the full article by Richard C. Hollinger.

 

June, 2013

Shrinking the LP gap in mobile POS with Video

How linking video and analytics with smart tag technology could make good LP great.
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June, 2013

Video Analytics: Using Advanced LP Video to Uncover Lost Profit Opportunities

Visit the Retail Next Session at NRF LP
Wednesday, 06/12/2013 3:15PM - 4:15PM, Room 30 D-E

Just as retailers track shoppers’ actions, in-store video analytics can provide brick-and-mortar retailers with information on customer and employee behavior that can improve bottom line profitability. This session will provide attendees with a look into today’s video analytics to see how some retailers are using yesterday’s video budget to support both loss prevention and retail customer analytics. Through case studies and reviewing video, participants will see how in-store video systems can gather critical information to manage and optimize store performance.

Moderator: Tim Callan (RetailNext, Chief Marketing Officer)

Speaker(s): Kenneth Boremi, CFI, LPC (Brookstone Stores, Dir., Loss Prevention), Michael Burch (Tilly's Clothing & Shoes, Director, Loss Prevention and Safety), Blue Montez (American Apparel, Dir., Asset Protection)

 

June, 2013

Axis and Mirasys offer fully integrated IP surveillance solution for retail toy giant

Long-term video storage, improved performance infrastructure, remote accessibility for video footage and centralized monitoring for all stores for out of hours alarms are the key features provided by the new system.
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May, 2013

Malls install security cameras to help cut down on crime

Area shopping centers are installing security cameras, at the urging of their host communities, to help cut down on incidents.
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May, 2013

Cathexis moves forward with the past

The new CatVision Video Management Software embraces the latest technology and has also made the system much easier to use, despite the feature rich nature of the product.
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May, 2013

Replacing store guards with CCTV

1858 m2 Marks & Spencer outlet in Guernsey, Jersey, doubles its site and upgrades its video surveillance system with new solution from Milstone.
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May, 2013

Smart video surveillance system based on the Axxon Intellect platform installed at Burger King

The system manages the cash registers, client areas and outdoor premises.
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April, 2013

Stores' surveillance cameras can help crack crimes

Large retailers in urban areas typically have have closed-circuit TV cameras that capture activities of interest outside the stores.
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April, 2013

Checkpoint Systems launches new Digital Solution in fight against organized retail crime

The ability to distinguish between different crime methods will be huge leap forward for retailers in preventing shoplifting.
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April, 2013

Smart video surveillance system based on the POS Intellect platform installed at IKEA

An integrated security system which combines smart store surveillance with monitoring of cash register areas, as well as tracking and prevention of fraud events was recently installed at IKEA in Murcia, Spain.
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April, 2013

The Retail Asset Protection Conference 2013...

...is held in Florida between April 28 and May 1. Covering the full spectrum of asset protection, the program addresses issues for the large retailers and small, similar formats and different, and from a variety of channels. Take the opportunity to network!
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March, 2013

Using In-Store Analytics to Combat Showrooming

Once a retailer understands what is happening in its stores, it can use that knowledge to create an environment that keeps shoppers in the door and ultimately sends them to the register with the goods they want.
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March, 2013

At the frontline: Mall of America Security Director Doug Reynolds

An inside look how the United States' premier shopping mall mitigates risks.
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March, 2013

StopLift scan avoidance technology helps prevent loss at checkout

StopLift Checkout Vision System analyzes CCTV video from existing in-store cameras to detect various forms of theft at both manned and self-checkout POS lanes. It identifies any instance in which merchandise is not scanned before being given to the customer.
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March, 2013

Retail Business Technology Expo

RBTE is the largest and fastest growing retail solutions exhibition in the UK and Europe, showcasing end-to-end solutions for integrated multichannel retailers. Don't miss this year's edition which takes place in London between March 12 and 13.
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March, 2013

Camera with social media applications for retail

Share your shopping experience with your social networks thanks to a media application from Axis Communications, combined with a camera located in the store.
Watch a demonstration video »

 

February, 2013

Retailers get seminars in Moscow

Russian retailers learned about video management solutions in two recent seminars held by Axis Communications and AxxonSoft.
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February, 2013

Don't miss EuroCIS...

...the leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology. This year's edition takes place in Düsseldorf - Germany - between  February 19-21, 2013.
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February, 2013

RetailNext In-Store Analytics Tool Features Storewide Traffic Heat Mapping

The cloud-based RetailNext store analytics platform, utilizes video analytics, on-shelf sensors and data from POS systems and other sources to enable merchants to monitor, collect, analyze and visualize in-store data.
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February, 2013

Luxury retailers leading the way with in-store technology

The sector is embracing the use of digital products to enhance the customer experience, says Dharmendra Patel.
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January, 2013

Retailers use IP Video Surveillance for Loss Prevention today & business performance tomorrow

At NRF's BIG Show, LPRC Survey shows continued market shift to IP Video Surveillance in Retail with Intelligent Video Analytics and Business Systems Integration as driving trends.
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January, 2013

Retail's BIG Show 2013...

...held between January 13 to 16 in New York, is the place to strengthen partnerships, amp up business plans and find new solutions for the coming year.
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December, 2012

Axis working with StopLift to clamp down on festive thieves

StopLift video analytic technology works with Axis cameras mounted over manned and self-checkouts. The system constantly monitors 100% of the security video and flags any suspicious transactions.
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December, 2012

Following the Trail - Brown Shoe Company combines video with analytics

According to Jon Grander, vice president of asset and revenue management,  the combination of analytics with human auditing or intervention can provide you with some real solutions.
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November, 2012

Linking In-Store Analytics to LP Data to Uncover Lost Profit Opportunities

Many retailers are missing out on the immense potential of their video LP systems. In-store video provides not only traditional surveillance but is a seamless way of gather critical information needed to manage and optimize your locations.
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November, 2012

Retailers need IT department to migrate to IP surveillance

As the roles of facilities managers, security managers and IT staff increasingly converge, we are already seeing IT departments playing a bigger role in security operations.
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November, 2012

5 Q's on Data Innovation with Tim Callan

How does companies like RetailNext bring the type of data analytics traditionally used by online retailers to brick-and-mortar stores?
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November, 2012

IP Video: Big Benefits for Smaller Retailers

New technologies allow also smaller users to move over to network video technology - providing better image quality, video intelligence features and scalability benefits.
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October, 2012

IP video surveillance secures self checkouts

The self check out till has a reputation for being unreliable, but are the reasons for the alarms going off as innocent as some customers would make out?
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October, 2012

Customer Flow: Innovative Instore Customer Research

In the Metro Cash & Carry market Militari in Bukarest, the METRO GROUP Future Store Initiative team worked closely together with its partner crosscan and Romanian colleagues at METRO SYSTEMS and Metro Cash & Carry to implement an innovative Instore Customer Research Solution.
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October, 2012

Video used to improve operations, not just enhance security

Long used by retailers as a technology designed to deter crime or prosecute theft, video is now being leveraged to enhance operations within the enterprise.
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October, 2012

Retailers back CCTV as 60% plan to move to IP

The vast majority of retailers say that CCTV has a direct effect in reducing losses they incur, according to a new survey.
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October, 2012

Advanced Traffic Analysis Yields Profitable Workforce Insights

Don't miss the webinar on October 18 about how retailers are collecting, analyzing and creating actionable intelligence from in-store video data.
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October, 2012

Improving the bottom line with in-store analytics

Retailers are using this kind of technology today to improve sales through the understanding of traffic & client behavior, reduce theft, cut unnecessary costs, and improve the customer experience.
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October, 2012

RAC & Facewatch: working together to cut crime.

Retailers Against Crime (RAC) and Facewatch have announced a joint working agreement to promote Best Practice in crime prevention strategies for UK retailers.
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September, 2012

US Retail Warehouse Chain Leverages Genetec & AXIS IP Video Technology for Asset Protection

BJ's required technology that could provide the flexibility to integrate video systems with other applications and provide remote monitoring capabilities. Currently, BJ's has deployed the new solution at 75 locations and plans to have another 60 locations online over the next year for a total of 135 locations at the project's completion.
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September, 2012

5Cs that lead to IP

How to sell your end users on the benefits of switching to digital video.
Read more about what Robert Moore has to say.

 

 

September, 2012

Equipmag 2012

Don't miss the upcoming Equipmag expo which will take place in Paris from September 11th to 13th. Equipmag hosts nearly 500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. The retail expo is a remarkable pool of trends, concepts, ideas, materials, technologies, solutions and innovations, which will provide everything your customers and prospective customers are seeking in order to develop and capture new markets.
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August, 2012

Customer counting technologies

A recent poll shows that accuracy in people counting is better with network video solutions.
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June, 2012

NRF Loss Prevention - Conference & Expo

Don't miss the upcoming NRF-LP fair which will take place in New Orleans on June 20 and 21. NRF-LP is the U.S. leading retail-specific event for professionals specializing in loss prevention, asset protection and risk management.
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June, 2012

Video analytics debate: from Mission Impossible to the Mall

Hedgie Bartol and Jackie Andersen share their perspectives on what the rise of IP-based video surveillance accompanied by the advent of intelligent retail analytics means for retail.
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May, 2012

Axis Camera Companion

The easiest way to network video surveillance.
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April, 2012

Affordable HDTV surveillance

Axis Communications introduces a discreet day and night network camera to provide affordable HDTV surveillance for retailers.
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March, 2012

Down-and-Out Retail Heavyweights

How In-Store analytics change the game: By: Tim Callan.
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March 2012

TrueView Parking 2.0

Cognimatics has released a new version of the TrueView Parking system, making it more flexible and even easier to use.
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February, 2012

Network video

Axis Communications and Genetec, technology leaders in internet protocol (IP) based surveillance, examine why retailers are beginning to realise the additional benefits network video can offer.
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February 14, 2012

Milestone XProtect Mobile now available for iOS

Mobile access to video surveillance platform, expands to include Apple®devices.
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January 2012

SML Group Ltd. selects Nedap as partner for ViziT

The SML Group, a global brand identification solutions provider that supplies tags and labels to the retail apparel industry, has announced the launch of its new RFID solutions, which will carry the brand name of ViziT.
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Retail Technology Expo
February 8, 2012

Retail Business Technology Expo and Cards & Payment Solutions...

... is a unique event, as it covers end to end solutions that address retailer’s needs, from supply chain and logistics all the way through to the customer. It takes place in London on March 13 and 14, 2012 and Axis Communications will be there. Come and see our product innovations in booth 318.
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January 31, 2012

EuroCISEuroCIS...

...the leading trade fair for retail technology, takes place in Düsseldorf in Germany between February 28 and March 1, 2012. Over 200 exhibitors and 5,400 visitors from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the show. EuroCIS presents all that is new in terms of retail technology: from SCM to POS, from multi-channel to mobile marketing. Axis Communications can be found in Hall 09, stand A10. Please come and visit us!
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December 1, 2011

Axis participates at the NRF Convention

The NRF exhibition, the Retail’s BIG Show 2012, is where the world’s retailers and strategic partners gather once a year to share ideas, make connections, embrace technology and drive the industry forward. Next event takes place between January 16-17, 2012 in New York City, NY USA. Please come and visit us in booth #2159.
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November 29, 2011

Omnicast and Agent Vi Video Analytics Solutions Integration

Agent Vi has partnered with Genetec to offer end-to-end intelligent video surveillance solutions for real-time analytics, forensic search and business intelligence applications. Agent Vi's video analytics solutions including Vi-System and Vi-Search are integrated with Genetec's IP video surveillance system, Omnicast. This integration enables Omnicast to receive, display and manage real-time events from Agent Vi video analytic solutions as well as archive video for forensic analysis and business intelligence purposes.
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October 27, 2011

BVI Networks: Family Dollar Launches ShopperGauge® Learning Lab for Shopper Behavior Analysis

Underscoring the importance of real-time shopper insights and retailer-supplier collaboration in the value channel.
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October 24, 2011

Cognimatics announces the release of TrueViewPeople Counter™ 2.3

Cognimatics announces today the release of TrueViewPeople Counter™ Version 2.3, which is packed with numerous improvements.


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October 10, 2011

Benefits from innovations within SeeTec 5.4

Just in time for autumn, SeeTec, one of the leading providers of video management software in Europe, is showcasing the new software version SeeTec 5.4. Containing a large number of new features, the current software release is one of the most innovative ones in the history of SeeTec.
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September 26, 2011

How next generation CCTV can help increase customer loyalty

As consumer spending habits are further challenged by the economic climate, retailers need to reconsider the role their in-store surveillance systems can play as a tool to increase customer loyalty, claims Axis Communications.
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September 19, 2011

Alco Watch & Jewelry of New York City Leverages Hosted Video Solution from Axis and ADT Commercial to Protect Property and Employees

With launch of ADT Hosted Video, store opts for AVHS-driven solution with onsite Iomega NAS redundancy following recent robbery and assault on owner.
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September 16, 2011

Agent Vi Ranked 16th Fastest Growing Technology Company in Israel

Deloitte’s Fast 50 ranking recognizes Agent Vi’s 508% revenue growth over 5 years.
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September 13, 2011

Agent VI: New Software Versions Release: Video Search Capabilities Extended

Agent Vi Extends Video Search Capabilities to Support Forensic Analysis of Imported Surveillance Clips. New software versions enhance Forensic Search and Business Intelligence Applications.
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