Grocery and Convenience Store Security Camera Systems
Wireless Surveillance without Running Cable
Grocery stores have unique video surveillance needs. Parking lots have power for security cameras, but trenching for cable is expensive and time consuming. Seasonal product displays such as garden plants, pumpkins, snow supplies, Christmas trees, or other temporary problem areas need surveillance but running cable for a temporary need is too expensive.
For temporary or hard to cable situations, wireless security cameras are a good choice. A wireless camera can be easily installed in a day and relocated in minutes without running cable.
4G and WiFi Wireless Technologies Have Improved
You may have tried wireless video surveillance before and found it to be unreliable and hard to configure. It's time to give it another look. WiFi router technology has improved. Partnering a Sniper Cloud Camera with a TP-Link router will give you reliable video transmission over WiFi at distances up to 15 miles between the camera and the router. 4G cellular service areas have expanded. A camera with a built-in 4G modem doesn't require a local router and doesn't interfere with your existing IT network.
Cloud Camera Advantages
The entire line of Sniper Cloud Cameras (wireless and hardwired) has multiple advantages over traditional DVR-based security camera systems. It doesn't have any minimum or maximum number of cameras you can have in a system. Even if a store has an existing security camera system, a Sniper Cloud Camera can easily be added without interferring. Plus, Sniper Cloud Cameras have built-in recorders so you don't need to buy a DVR - another savings.
View Video on Any Device with Internet Access
Loss prevention officers can be mobile with a smart phone or tablet that views multiple cameras. The back office doesn't need a dedicated monitoring station. A standard computer that is used for daily office work can double as a viewing station. And, at the airport, at home, or in a car, you can always check in to view store activity wherever you have internet access.
Wireless Surveillance for Grocery and Convenience Stores [PDF]
*eLine’s cloud cameras generally do not have cloud hosting fees because video is not hosted in the cloud. However, the 4G cameras require the use of a Sniper Relay Server which will temporarily store the video while you are viewing it on the internet. There is a cloud storage fee but it is very small compared to other company’s cloud hosting fees.