Walgreens, America’s largest drug store chain, just completed installing and networking Ionit Technologies Inc.’s digital video recording (DVR) system to monitor, manage and protect more than 6,200 stores, facilities and distribution centers around the country.
According to Ken Amos, director of loss prevention for Walgreens, placing Ionit
Technologies’ state-of-the-art networked DVR solution in every single store is
the biggest overhaul of CCTV in the company’s history.
Ionit Technologies designed real-time based custom software for the chain’s
16-channel digital video recorders located in each store. Using Ionit’s
advanced recording CODEC, the technology can compress data up to 2,000 times
and interface with both analog and digital cameras. This new DVR system has the
capacity to add more cameras as needed per location, giving Walgreens several
months of reliable recording time.
“The No. 1 concern for businesses today is physical security – keeping
employees and customers safe. Walgreens sees the value in using Ionit systems
for business intelligence with add-on modules that will increase not only
customer safety, but the customer’s experience in their stores, as well,”
stated Ionit Technologies’ CEO and founder, Jim Talbot.
Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with 6,237 stores in 49
states and Puerto Rico. ionit Technologies Inc., headquartered in Northbrook, Ill. manufactures advanced digital video recording systems
used for security, surveillance and safety and control purposes. To learn more
about Ionit Technologies, visit
www.ionitusa.comor call (888) 694-6648.
Ionit Technologies Partners with Walgreens; Places DVR Systems in Stores Nationwide
May 1, 2008