Burlington Coat Factory – Case Study
The roots of Burlington go back to 1924 when the off-price retailer started as a wholesaler of ladies coats and junior suits. In 1972, Burlington opened its first outlet store, Burlington Coat Factory, in Burlington, NJ. Coats were the primary offering at the original Burlington Coat Factory, but through strategic purchasing, Burlington now offers the latest in designer clothing, shoes, accessories, baby products, and home furnishings at great savings. Today the national retail chain has 546 stores in 45 States and Puerto Rico with more Burlington stores opening on a regular basis. Read more
Burlington decides an upgrade of the Video Surveillance system storewide is necessary to address shrinkage and provide a video platform for marketing, operations and safety. The pilot project, which began in 2012 with 159 stores, was a great success and as the retailer continues to expand with over 540 locations, new and existing Burlington stores are utilizing the latest technology in network video surveillance from AISG. Company growth also requires expansion of remote viewing capabilities.
AISG coverts aging analog video systems in existing Burlington stores and in new locations provides the same complete IP video storage and management system. Wavestore servers controlling 360-degree fisheye and IP megapixel video cameras give the stores broader coverage using fewer cameras. Models used in each location include Vivotek 360-degree fisheye cameras and Axis Communications fixed IP mini domes. Placed and installed strategically, one 360-degree camera views an area that previously required eight analog cameras. The robust VMS offers simple operation to enable users to view live video, play back video, dewarp images and create clips. A wireless interface enables remote viewing at stations located at store entrances, and at off-site locations remotely by regional and corporate loss prevention teams and select staff members. Store operations and design teams can also access cameras to assist their marketing and operations disciplines. Modularity makes it easy to relocate and expand the system to adapt to the changing retail landscape.