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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  [email protected]

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

About the Author
Scott Goldfine
Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration, directing all editorial aspects of the magazine brand in print, electronically, online and in person. The voluminous, innovative and award-winning body of work he has distinguished himself with since joining the publication in 1998 includes groundbreaking research, landmark features, leadership roundtables, high profile case studies, and many industry exclusives. Well versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is a nationally known figure in demand as an industry presenter and subject matter expert to mainstream media. He is responsible for developing many unique products and programs, including the SSI Industry Hall of Fame, Control Panel (industry’s first E-mail newsletter), Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ), Marketing Marvel, Installers of the Year, Integrated Installation of the Year, Security Industry Census, Systems Integration Study, Installation Business Report, Operations & Opportunities Report, Commercial End-User Study and Security’s Fantastic Fleets. Recognized for his relationship building, integrity and lead-by-example ethic, Goldfine is a solutions-oriented team player who advises and collaborates with industry dealer/integrator, consultant, distributor, central station and manufacturer icons, luminaries and executive business leaders on a daily basis. He is also actively involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), PSA-Tec, SAMMY Awards, International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC), Electronic Security Technology Summit (ESTS), Mission 500, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), ASIS Int’l, Honeywell CONNECT and other supplier conventions. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee and PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council. A certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast, Goldfine graduated with honors from Cal State, Northridge with a management degree in Radio-Television-Film. His professional media endeavors have encompassed magazines, Internet, radio, TV, film, records, teletext and books. Goldfine resides in the Charlotte, N.C., area with his wife, son and three cats.
Contact Scott Goldfine: [email protected]
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