Serving up security

Food courts use Axis products to deter theft

“The Axis system has easily paid for itself in its first year of operation.” Sean Grogan, Vice President, SFC

Mission

To combat theft and scams, the Springfield Food Court, Inc. (SFC) needed a security system that would allow senior management to easily monitor large food court areas dispersed throughout several states. The SFC needed a solution that would give it the ability to view operations at each of its remote locations.

Solution

The SFC installed five Axis video servers and 22 cameras with pan, tilt and zoom capabilities to upgrade and expand its security system in two of its seven locations. The video servers, which digitize images from analog cameras, transmit images to a secure web page where management can access them with a user name and password.

Result

The cameras and video servers now provide SFC’s management with images from nearly every area of the food courts, 24 hours a day, via the Internet. The SFC’s senior management is saving about 25 percent of its time in monitoring customer and employee misconduct, and the company has been able to reduce losses by tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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