Nordic hypermarket chain cuts shrink and boosts efficiency by integrating cameras with IDIS Solution Suite VMS


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IDIS has confirmed that it was chosen by Prisma, a chain of hypermarkets in Finland, to implement a video surveillance upgrade to tackle shrink and improve system usability at four of its stores.

The huge retail chain opted for a hybrid solution which integrated multiple third party products to improve its 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.

Operating the system had become very challenging, with 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 the security team’s ability to track suspected thieves.

Working with systems integrator, Safe IT, Prisma opted for IDIS Solution Suite (ISS) VMS to facilitate a simple integration and deliver comprehensive coverage.

ISS comes with easy to use live video streaming, management and administration tools and the ability to seamlessly integrate third party cameras from a single user interface.

The flexibility of IDIS Solution Suite was demonstrated as Safe IT used an analogue and IP mix and match approach of new IDIS cameras while retaining existing third party NVRs and legacy models. The cameras were rapidly and easily connected using a third party encoder while improving system performance.

An IDIS video wall was also deployed to provide live and centralised monitoring capabilities.

“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,” reported 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.”

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

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