How to Stop the Stealing with Improved Video Surveillance

You’ve marketed your business well, and customers love your product. Unfortunately, so do thieves. Retailers in North America report $45 million per year in retail shrinkage due to shoplifting, employee theft and organized criminal efforts. It’s a top goal of retail security programs to avoid contributions to this annual tally, and security administrators are focusing on improving their video surveillance to help get the job done.

Video surveillance allows retailers to identify suspicious and illegal behavior before it’s too late. Analog systems paved the way for large-scale monitoring of activities, but digital IP-based systems are common now with the latest advancements in technology. These digital systems bring numerous benefits, including higher resolutions that improves scrutiny and reduces shrinkage. But they’re not without drawbacks; as video quality improves, storage requirements increase in turn. Specifically, high-definition video requires up to 20 times more storage capacity than lower-resolution video captured with older technology. Retailers then begin to wonder whether or not the pros really outweigh the cons.

An easy way to maximize ROI for a digital video surveillance system is to invest in the storage platform as well. The right storage solution can help unlock the benefits of IP-based video while managing cost. Imation’s Nexsan storage family includes multiple solutions that deliver unique advantages to security administrators:

  • Assureon secure archive storage ensures file security and integrity while delivering an archive storage capacity scaling into multiple petabytes.
  • E-Series high-density storage maximizes available storage space and budgets by efficiently keeping up to petabytes of data at a minimal physical footprint.
  • NST hybrid storage combines high-capacity with performance allowing real-time streams of security footage.

Upgrading storage infrastructure alongside video surveillance systems can help retailers and other organizations protect against losses. To learn more about how Nexsan storage by Imation can help, please visit this webpage for more information.


How to Stop the Stealing with Improved Video Surveillance

how-to-stop-the-stealing-blog_main-gold_646x300You’ve marketed your business well, and customers love your product. Unfortunately, so do thieves. Retailers in North America report $45 million per year in retail shrinkage due to shoplifting, employee theft and organized criminal efforts. It’s a top goal of retail security programs to avoid contributions to this annual tally, and security administrators are focusing on improving their video surveillance to help get the job done.

Video surveillance allows retailers to identify suspicious and illegal behavior before it’s too late. Analog systems paved the way for large-scale monitoring of activities, but digital IP-based systems are common now with the latest advancements in technology. These digital systems bring numerous benefits, including higher resolutions that improves scrutiny and reduces shrinkage. But they’re not without drawbacks; as video quality improves, storage requirements increase in turn. Specifically, high-definition video requires up to 20 times more storage capacity than lower-resolution video captured with older technology. Retailers then begin to wonder whether or not the pros really outweigh the cons.

An easy way to maximize ROI for a digital video surveillance system is to invest in the storage platform as well. The right storage solution can help unlock the benefits of IP-based video while managing cost. Imation’s Nexsan storage family includes multiple solutions that deliver unique advantages to security administrators:

  • Assureon secure archive storage ensures file security and integrity while delivering an archive storage capacity scaling into multiple petabytes.
  • E-Series high-density storage maximizes available storage space and budgets by efficiently keeping up to petabytes of data at a minimal physical footprint.
  • NST hybrid storage combines high-capacity with performance allowing real-time streams of security footage.

Upgrading storage infrastructure alongside video surveillance systems can help retailers and other organizations protect against losses. To learn more about how Nexsan storage by Imation can help, please visit this webpage for more information.