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March 22, 2023

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The Video Surveillance Report 2023

Hybrid surveillance upgrade for Finnish hypermarket chain

Prisma’s chain of hypermarkets in Finland has used IDIS to implement a video surveillance upgrade aimed to tackle, shrink and improve system usability at four of its hypermarkets.

One of Prisma’s hypermarkets in Finland

The retail chain opted for a hybrid solution integrating many third-party products to improve their centralised view of operations and cut shrink.

Prisma’s existing surveillance system had been expanded and added to over the years, and encompassed more than 150 third-party analogue cameras to provide coverage in four malls – the Prisma Vaasa, Prisma Kouvola, Prisma Tripla, and Prisma Kristiine, according to the vendor.

Operating the system had become more challenging, with significant latency impacting camera control and no complete, ‘single pane of glass’ overview of the system or sites.

Image quality and speed of the third-party video wall in the central control room were also issues that hampered their security team’s ability to track suspected thieves, found IDIS.

Working with systems integrator, Safe IT, Prisma used IDIS Solution Suite (ISS) VMS to facilitate the integration and deliver ‘comprehensive’ coverage.

ISS comes with live video streaming, management, and administration tools and is designed to integrate third-party cameras from a single user interface.

Safe IT used an analogue and IP mix and match approach of IDIS cameras while retaining existing third-party NVRs and legacy models, according to the vendor.

The cameras were said to be connected using a third-party encoder. An IDIS video wall was then deployed to provide live and centralised monitoring capabilities, designed for rapid identification, tracking and a rapid response to potential threats with operators benefitting from IDIS Smart UX Controls.

“The IDIS video solution has provided Prisma with greatly strengthened and improved efficiency of our security operations, ensuring an enhanced and proactive user experience for system operators,” reports Jari-Pekka Repo Security Manager, Prisma Tripla. “Prisma is delighted with the high-performance of the IDIS solution, and we are now looking to roll the technology out to more stores in 2023″.

Harry Kim, Director of the IDIS EMEA Business Development Team added: “The flexibility and scalability of IDIS Solution Suite has allowed Prisma to truly future-proof their surveillance operations as they embark on a phased upgrade at stores across the Nordics”.

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