Favco reaps the benefits of Axis IP-Surveillance

Security monitoring system from Axis prevents stock loss from major fresh produce distributor.

“This IP system is so much easier to use than previous camera set ups I’ve worked with and there haven’t been any problems since it was installed. The images are very clear and we can access the system from wherever we are. It gives us a level of flexibility we never had before.“ Michael Shakespeare, Manager Chep/Quality, Favco.


Favco, a leader in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry in Australia, was experiencing increasing levels of theft at their Brisbane Markets location. To prevent continued stock loss, the Favco team wanted a surveillance solution to help ensure the security of their high value stock. They wanted a system that allowed them to monitor the front section where customers purchase and collect their goods, and also to monitor the dispatch and loading area at the back of the premises.


AKM Security Surveillance, an Axis partner, installed four AXIS 206 Network Cameras to monitor the main trading and office areas, while another four AXIS 211 Network Cameras were installed to survey the outdoor loading dispatch area at the rear of the facility. Video monitoring is managed both on site and remotely. The facility has a permanent display in the forecourt showing all the live camera feeds and the surveillance system is connected to its own server on the Favco network so any authorized computer on the network and personnel can access the video. Storage is provided to retain three months of video.


The installation of the monitoring system has eliminated practically all stock loss and provided improved order reconciliation. “The security camera system has had an immense impact since being introduced, so much so that we hardly lose any stock at all now,” said Michael Shakespeare, Manager Chep/Quality at Favco. “Reliability has been central to its success with little need for servicing and only one camera has required replacement since the system was installed three years ago.”

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AXIS 206 Network Camera
AXIS 211 Network Camera