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Video Surveillance

Pairing Video with Audit Services

Posted by Chris Loge on Dec 14, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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Having video surveillance in your store is vital. But it can do more than just detect theft. Conducting an audit of surveillance footage can help you uncover operational inefficiencies and more. Too often, video surveillance is primarily seen as a means by which to discourage theft. In fact, a closed circuit video system can be much more than a deterrent. Here are just some of the applications that can be served by implementing a comprehensive, advanced video surveillance system with on-board analytics and Envysion's auditing capabilities.

  1. Loss Prevention & Inventory Control
    We all know that visible security cameras deter would-be thieves because they know they are being recorded. But by auditing your video surveillance footage on a regular basis, you can also spot patterns of behavior either in advance of a burglary or shoplifting incident or even after one has occurred. The person in a particular set of clothing who shows up a little too often in your surveillance footage could be casing the place. The “friend” who shows up too regularly to chat with one of your employees may, in fact, be working an inside job. The customer whose path through your store is erratic and out of touch with the flow of traffic may be mapping your security system and looking for blind spots. Careful analysis of audited video surveillance on an ongoing basis can help you spot these anomalies.
  2. Performance Monitoring
    You’re only as productive as your employees and it’s challenging to manage business operations whether you are on or offsite. Using business intelligence reports assures that your business is operating at peak efficiency by allowing you to query through your point-of-sale transaction to look for things like fraudulent activities, ensuring proper cash handling procedures and measuring the customer experience.
  3. Identification & Clarification
    The beauty of video surveillance over locks and keycards is that “eye in the sky” ability to have a real time picture of everything that happens at a camera’s location. If an employee loses a keycard before it was used to access an area, auditing that surveillance footage will lend key video evidence as to exactly who used the credential, and when.
  4. Audit Trail 
    An advanced video surveillance system with on-board recording and analytics capabilities makes for a great auditing tool. The footage captured by a video camera at entrances and exits of rooms can serve as an important data trail in the event of a theft, data breach, or customer-involved incident.
  5. Compliance Monitoring 
    Most companies have to meet strict compliance guidelines and one of the ways they can prove they are meeting those thresholds is through video surveillance. Manufacturers use video surveillance during the production process while hotels and restaurants use the systems to ensure that employees are adhering to local regulations.

Topics: Restaurants

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Envysion is a leading provider of cloud-based video driven business intelligence that helps companies deliver on their brand promise. At Envysion, we marry operational, financial and employee metrics together with video and sophisticated analytics and make it easy-to-use and accessible, offering visibility into every store…every location…every day…from anywhere.

Chris Loge

Chris Loge

Director of Product Management, Envysion

With a track record of success conceptualizing, developing, and bringing to market innovative solutions, Chris Loge is responsible for establishing the product roadmap, understanding the needs of retail customers and users, and translating those needs into a valued solution. For more than 15 years, Chris has worked with customers to develop solutions to meet their challenges, by building application engineering teams, and implementation processes and by incorporating the customer feedback necessary to commercialize technology products.

Before joining Envysion, Chris spent seven years in product management roles for Nokia where he championed the Nokia N96 Smartphone through conception, development and market introduction. Prior to Nokia, Chris led a team of systems engineers at Spectrum Signal Processing where he was responsible for real-time embedded DSP systems for radar, sonar and imaging applications. Chris has a bachelor’s of applied science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

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