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Tightening warehouse and loading dock security
Andlauer Transportation Services deploys intelligent video surveillance system to increase security across its nationwide network with tactical control in Toronto
"Since we installed the network surveillance system, we have been able to keep thefts of trucks and goods at an absolute minimum." says John Burdett, Corporate Loss Prevention Manager for Andlauer Transportation Services.
The Andlauer Transportation Services (ATS) commitment to supply chain integrity was being tested by thefts from trailers docked at its warehouses. Its analog surveillance system was proving an insufficient deterrent to burglars and lacked the flexibility to add and redeploy cameras as needed. The Canadian transportation company had already coupled advanced trailer tracking technology with dynamic transport resources to provide integrated trucking, courier, air freight and value-added transportation and distribution services to major retailers, entertainment and pharmaceutical companies across the provinces. Upgrading its surveillance system to provide a more secure environment for customers’ goods was a logical step for a company known for delivering innovative customer service.
John Burdett, Corporate Loss Prevention Manager at ATS collaborated with UCIT Online Security, a Mississauga, Ontario-based video surveillance integrator, to design and install a completely IP-based video security system that would allow security guards to more closely monitor the firm’s 24 facilities that stretch across the provinces. UCIT Online chose an array of indoor/outdoor network cameras and video encoders from Axis Communications coupled with DETEXI Network Video Management System software from Canadian Network Systems Group to create a digital, real-time event recording system. The network cameras provide high-quality images that deliver the high resolution required for identifying possible security leaks. And because the solution is IP-based, cameras can be added and redeployed with no disruption to the surveillance network.
Before the new video surveillance system was in place, the security team at ATS had located specific areas of interest. After installing an AXIS 221 Network Camera designed for both day and night lighting conditions, ATS was able to secure these areas. According to John Burdett, "Potential thieves are now aware of our high level of security and are heavily discouraged from committing crimes."