La Panière secures points of sale with flexibility thanks to Axis

The chain of bakeries established in the Rhône-Alpes region has upgraded its analogvideo surveillance system into a network video solution

"Simply comparing a megapixel digital image to an analog image for surveillance of thecheckout, sometimes in difficult lighting conditions, was enough to convince our customer."Eboo Solutions project manager.


As a family-run business, La Panière, a chain of bakery and pastry stores, employs 300 people in 30 stores distributed throughout the towns of the Rhône-Alpes region in France. Between 1998 and 2000, following numerous cash robberies, Pascal Cantenot, the CEO of the company, decided to protect his employees and secure his points of sale by equipping them with approximately 20 analog cameras. However, this system proved to be inadequate, because the data storage method made checking the recordings a difficult and lengthy process: changing the cassettes daily, viewing the entire tape in the event of any suspicions, and so on. “This system required the implementation of very restrictive cassette changing procedures which ultimately resulted in a lack of reliability (sequence of the cassettes, deposits of flour on the VHS tapes, etc.),” explained Pascal Cantenot.


To overcome these constraints and ensure more flexible surveillance, the company Eboo Solutions, a supplier of turnkey solutions, performed an upgrade of the existing system and integrated the advantages of a network video solution consisting of network cameras from Axis Communications.


Following the success of a test system implemented in two stores, the migration to the IP network was performed in around fifteen points of sale. Today, the La Panière bakeries have approximately sixty AXIS 207 and AXIS 207MW Network Cameras with an average of 4 cameras per store.

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