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Surveillance Tailored to Burlington’s Needs

American Integration Security Group (AISG) suits up to outfit one of the nation’s most prolific apparel retailers — Burlington Coat Factory — with a uniform IP-based video surveillance solution. Involving several hundred stores and 360° cameras, the project demonstrates how to satisfy retail clients on a national level.

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A wide dynamic range (WDR) dome camera provides complete coverage at the entrance to each store.The solution has already received an enthusiastic reaction from BCF corporate executives and individual stores’ field managers. The surveillance systems are decreasing the incidence of bad elements entering stores and in some cases have reduced shrink by as much as 90%. And the new technology is being credited for eliminating concerns about capturing images suitable to help prosecute perpetrators.

“The systems are exceeding our expectations while improving productivity and efficiencies of our loss prevention efforts,” says Connolly. “In addition, video records have proven helpful in managing company exposure from liability associated with accidents that occur on property. Plus, law enforcement has used the technology to assist in the prosecution of criminal activity in stores and surrounding public areas covered by outside camera placements.”

AISG is presently busy rolling out the second phase of the Burlington Coat Factory store system installations, with 150 planned for 2013. At this point, the integrator has gotten each deployment down to a science and is zipping in and out of retail branches with precision of a well-oiled machine. While to date the systems are only being rolled out in the retail stores, plans are under way to also deploy IP equipment in BCF’s three main distribution centers and a newly announced corporate headquarters in Florence N.J.

“We were able to successfully meet the project timetable and technology requirements within budget,” says Acs. “Whenever you can deliver value to the customer and help them be more efficient in terms of security and overall business, you’ve achieved a significant milestone. Our partnership with Burlington Coat Factory is a long-term one and we look forward to working with them to meet future technology and service needs.”

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine has spent nearly 15 years with SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION. He can be reached at (704) 663-7125 or

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Article Topics
Video Surveillance · Vertical Markets · American Integrated Security Group AISG · Burlington Coat Factory · CCTV · Features · IP Video · National Retail Federation NRF · All Topics

About the Author
Scott Goldfine
Scott joined SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in October 1998 and has distinguished himself by producing award-winning, exemplary work. His editorial achievements have included blockbuster articles featuring major industry executives, such as Tyco Electronic Products Group Managing Director Gerry Head; Protection One President/CEO Richard Ginsburg; former Brink’s Home Security President/CEO Peter Michel; GE Interlogix President/CEO Ken Boyda; Bosch Security Systems President/CEO Peter Ribinski; and former SecurityLink President/CEO Jim Covert. Scott, who is an NTS Certified alarm technician, has become a respected and in-demand speaker at security industry events, including presentations at the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting; California Alarm Association (CAA) Summer and Winter Conferences; PSA Security Network Conference; International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC); and Security Industry Association (SIA) Forum. Scott often acts as an ambassador to mainstream media and is a participant in several industry associations. His previous experience as a cable-TV technician/installer and running his own audio company -- along with a lifelong fascination with electronics and computers -- prepared Scott well for his current position. Since graduating in 1986 with honors from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Radio-Television- Film, his professional endeavors have encompassed magazines, radio, TV, film, records, teletext, books, the Internet and more. In 2005, Scott captured the prestigious Western Publisher Maggie Award for Best Interview/Profile Trade for "9/11 Hero Tells Tale of Loses, Lessons," his October 2004 interview with former FDNY Commander Richard Picciotto, the last man to escape the Ground Zero destruction alive.
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