Stock losses significantly reduced at Tractamotors with new Axis system

Axis and Encom help transition automotive company to a high-spec digital platform

“We’re very happy with the system. Stock control is much more robust and the overall security of the site has been tightened up considerably. Axis and Encom will be our first port of call for any future solutions.” Ciaran Murray, IT manager at Tractamotors.


Tractamotors operates an automotive servicing business and DIY hardware shop in Cavan town, Ireland. The auto service area was covered by a legacy analogue system, protecting staff and monitoring health and safety. Wanting to transition the site to a digital surveillance system, Tractamotors asked Encom and Axis to deliver a featurerich security solution that maximised image quality and coverage for external areas and helped reduce stock loss in the DIY hardware shop.


48 Axis network cameras were installed across the site, as well as Milestone XProtect® for fast and efficient location of footage. To reduce cost, Tractamotor’s legacy analogue cameras were incorporated into the overall solution via an Axis video server. All entrances, exits and high-traffic areas are effectively monitored 24/7, which can be accessed remotely via PC, Mac and mobile devices.


Coverage across the site was increased by 80 per cent and stock loss in the retail arm of the business has been reduced by 60 per cent since the new system was installed. The solution developed for Tractamotors by Encom and Axis has proved so successful that further improvements are now being considered, including an upgrade to the EPoS system in the retail hardware outlet that would allow for further integration with cameras covering key points of sale. The installation of additional wireless, mobile cameras are also being investigated to make the system even more flexible and provide extra surveillance coverage for temporary promotion areas.

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