Integrated Safety Systems for GDOs

Safety Systems for GDOs

Department stores, shopping centres, supermarkets, superstores, shops and convenience stores need continuous control and protection to avoid shoplifting and theft in car parks, on the shelves, in the offices and in exhibition areas.

The most common risks there are theft, intrusion and robbery. All this can cause serious economic damage and have an impact on corporate productivity.

Anti-Intrusion Systems – Great Distribution

Design, planning, installation, putting into service and maintenance of the anti-intrusion and anti-theft alarm systems in compliance with the relevant CEI 79-3 and CEI EN 50131-1 Standards guarantee safety in these critical places.

Before designing the system possible threats and risks are analyzed.  The costs of possible thefts and damage as well as the location of the real estate, the presence of  controlling workforces and the history of former thefts or threats are taken into consideration.

For shopping centres and shops we offer anti-shoplifting systems which meet the design requirements of interior designers and architects. Elegant and refined anti shoplifting antennas in the colours and materials chosen by our customers can be provided. On request, anti shoplifting systems can be combined with people counting systems provided with a software in order to control customer flows.

For GDOs we usually offer protection including the monitoring of access points, surfaces and volumes with an external perimeter protection of the industrial site, including fences and areas not built on. We also take the topography and the use of nearby areas into account.

During the design phase we evaluate the possibility of protecting special areas inside the perimeter containing assets which may be of particular importance for the Company.

A second barrier protects internal buildings and rooms. As these are high-risk areas,  protection is provided not only at access points such as doors and windows, but also on the perimeter walls which are provided with breakthrough detection systems and scanner radars sensors based on the measurement of the flight time in order to protect glass partitions, roof windows and “smoke outs” on roofs.

For rooms requiring a higher degree of safety, such as DPCs, servers and safes, ad-hoc multi-technology systems with smoke dischargers preventing thieves from completing their theft and from damaging the building are used.

Video Surveillance Services – GDOs

Pursuant to the CEI EN 62676 Standard, before designing an industrial video surveillance system we carry out an analysis of the specific requirements of the site and identify which areas require  not only visual monitoring limited to the storage of images, but also  active filming and detecting of incidents  by means of the following:

  • Control of POS transactions and automatic till control systems. The video system is combined with barcode scanning systems and other data recovery systems. Individual transactions are associated with the relevant video.
  • The packaging and shipment to the courier are certified. This guarantees transparence and safeguards against possible claims.
  • The productivity of individual points of sales is analyzed by means of “counting” algorithms for counting and aggregating the number of subjects of interests crossing virtual lines in a specific direction.
  • Customer behaviour at the points of sale is analyzed by means of intelligent “hot zones” algorithms and the visualization, with fake colours,  of the larger or smaller presence of people on an image and on the map. The visualization of the presence  of people in virtual areas refers to a certain time interval. “Loitering” algorithms are used for detecting subjects of  interest staying in virtual areas beyond a certain time.
  • Continuous monitoring of packages by means of multi-optical 4K and panoramic 360° video cameras.
  • Monitoring of sales terminals and cash drawers in real time.

Video cameras do not only protect buildings and people within a logistic context, but are also useful tools to:

  • make production increase processes more effective: it is possible to control production lines remotely, to carry out a visual analysis and to check correct execution of functions and processes. In many cases problems can be solved by remote service. This reduces the on-site management costs and times.
  • Employees can work in a safe environment: it is possible to control and monitor the observance of the safety Standards and correct use of the tools and devices made available to the staff.

Access and Presence Detection Systems for the Great Distribution sector:

Corporate Security is crucial for large companies working both on a national and international level.

It is therefore very important that access to certain areas is permitted only to authorized persons to increase safety against possible internal and external attacks.

Generally, full-height turnstiles for personnel are provided at pedestrian access points and vehicle barriers with RFID recognition systems are provided for cars and articulated vehicles.

The access control systems offered for industrial sites guarantee the following:

  • higher safety level against internal/external/visitor’s attacks: internal and external areas are compartmentalized and gate access levels are assigned depending on the title, day, time band etc.
  • More flexible access through the use of new identification technologies and access by smart-phone using BLE, NFC and QR codes.
  • Multi-site centralized management using platforms whose number may be increased (number of users and terminals) depending on the corporate requirements without any impact on system operation.
  • Increased safety: calculation of the number of people in charge of first aid, fire fighting. Control of safety data in the case of access of external teams to any building site.
  • Support to corporate analysis and strategic decisions: collection and evaluation of data such as working hours, company departments and cost centres for the purpose of corporate analysis and strategies.
  • Retrospective tracking of incidents for security and statistic purposes.
  • Dematerialization: the documentation concerning privacy and safety measures may be viewed without using paper. Tablets are used for the graphometric signature;
  • Management of electronic key hanging boards: authorization to collect the keys and possibility to return them directly through the access control system. The objective of this process is being able to trace the keys and preventing those who have not returned them from leaving.
  • Detection of the presence of employees when processing payrolls by means of dedicated terminals for  clock in and clock out reading. As an alternative,  it is possible to use access control terminals and interface them with pre-existing systems used for processing payrolls.
  • Vehicle transit control by means of registration number reading systems, UHF electronic toll collectionand APP-BLE systems as well as to control pedestrian access.  This function applies to all types of persons having access to the site (employees, external companies, visitors).
  • Electronic door keeping: semi-automatic reception based on time bands and remote access control for unattended gates  using IP video intercom systems.

Fire detection systems for GDOs

Business continuity in GDO’s is a priority. Interruptions in the operation flow can cause very significant losses and damage the image of a GDO.

When there is a fire outbreak, a system capable of alerting at an early stage makes it possible to secure the contents of a building. The purposes of the  smoke detection system can be summarized as follows:

01detecting a possible fire outbreak in the shortest time possible

02helping in rapid evacuation and goods removal

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The design, installation, putting into service, operational control and maintenance of smoke detection systems in the industrial sector take place in compliance with the UNI 9795, UNI EN54 and UNI 11224 Standards.

The choice of the detection technology depends on the specific requirements of a certain site. In large logistic areas or warehouses it is often possible to combine several technologies by using linear barriers, point sensors, air analysis chambers and suction systems based on LASER technology to detect smoke particles inside the air taken from the pipelines.

For safeguarding the goods contained in particularly critical rooms, such as the control room, UPS rooms and  SERVER or EDP rooms, we offer a switching off system with dedicated central units in compliance with the EN 12094-1:2003 Standard. This system is capable of managing output modules for activation purposes and input modules for signaling possible failures and/or for the disablement of rooms.