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Leading DIY retailer adopts IDIS end-to-end video solution


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Safti, the largest home improvement and DIY store in East Flanders, Belgium, has modernised its video surveillance infrastructure with an end-to-end IDIS solution. The upgrade paid for itself within the first year, reports Safti.

The company previously relied on a legacy video system that was hampered by blind spots, poor image quality and insufficient external cameras and the modernisation was initiated by Managing Director Barbara Braekman, granddaughter of the company’s Founder.

Braekman consulted with systems integrator Vermeulen, which recommended a complete end-to-end surveillance solution using IDIS’s trusted, Korean-made DirectIP technology.

Vermeulen achieved comprehensive area coverage by installing 20 IDIS Super Fisheye cameras, positioned internally and externally. The 12MP cameras ensure sharp image capture in all lighting conditions thanks to high-performance IR and WDR. They enable wide-area visual awareness with a choice of viewing options and six first-rate dewarping view modes, which ensure no loss of detail, even at the periphery of every scene. 

Vermeulen installed four additional IDIS bullet cameras to enhance protection at key car park entry and exit points and to give complete coverage of the drive-in area. In addition, 17 IDIS vandal-resistant 2MP domes were installed to improve security at checkouts and store entrances. Crisp images with zero latency provide a 24/7 monitoring and response capability, while IDIS Failover guarantees stable recording.

The enterprise-class IDIS Solution Suite VMS is at the heart of the system, with its rich feature set of easy-to-use video monitoring, management and administration tools operated from a single, intuitive user interface. And IDIS Solution Suite gives Safti the best total cost of ownership (TCO) with no annual licence fees, no camera connection fees and no hidden charges for functions that aren’t being used. Safti’s investment in this advanced IDIS video solution was recouped within the first year through reductions in losses and operational efficiency gains.

Safti is delighted with the IDIS video solution that we’ve provided because it’s not just improving security but helping to deliver a better customer experience,” says Peter Vermeulen, Owner, Vermeulen Group. “Managing Director Barbara Braekman has praised our choice of video tech, our service and our aftercare as ‘impeccable’.”

IDIS’s plug-and-play tech allowed the system to be installed with the store fully open, notes Dirk Vercruyssen, Managing Director, IDIS Belgium.

“A single 64-channel 4K IDIS NVR satisfies Safti’s current storage requirements and ensures scalability and flexibility, making it simple to add more cameras. And IDIS Solution Suite will allow Safti to adopt the latest IDIS deep-learning analytics as the business evolves.”

For more information on IDIS solutions, go to www.idisglobal.com or the dedicated IDIS Benelux website www.idisglobal.solutions/en/.

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