Alko invests in Axis network cameras to enhance store security

“It is easy to talk to Axis. You get all the support you need. And the image quality of the cameras is by far the best.” Kyösti Lehto, Shop design Manager at Alko.


Alko is a Finnish state-owned company with a monopoly on selling alcoholic products stronger than 4.7%. Alko is managed and supervised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Its head office is in Vanda. Alko was formed in 1932 and has 350 stores and 103 sales agents in Finland. A year ago, it was decided that Alko would switch from an analog surveillance system to an IP-based system in all its stores.


Axis partner Securitas was chosen as the total solution provider, responsible for cameras, alarm center, cable installation and security guard service. AXIS M3004-V Network Cameras with Axis’ Corridor Format™ function is used in the stores. AXIS P1354 Network Camera with Lightfinder technology was installed in the entrances, and AXIS M3024-LVE, with integrated IR lighting, was installed in the storerooms. All the cameras are adapted to Alko’s need for secure, professional installation. Mirasys VMS Enterprise software is used for recording and display in the store, while ASAN Security Technologies supplies the software used at the Securitas alarm center in Helsinki.


Alko’s stores have 10-25 cameras, depending on the size of the store. 50 stores have already had a more modern new infrastructure and an IP-based surveillance system installed and the remaining stores are next. The work is part of Alko’s new profile on the Finnish market. The objective is for all of Alko’s stores to be safe and secure for both their staff and their customers. Axis cameras deliver extraordinarily good picture quality and the remote link to the Securitas alarm center means that action can be taken immediately in the event of an alarm.

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AXIS M3004-V Fixed Dome Network Camera
AXIS P1354 Network Camera
AXIS M3024-LVE Network Camera