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New Onsite Threats? Try Cloud-Based Building Security.

A modern physical security solution can help protect people and property while easing management and cutting costs.

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Wanted: A Solution for Retail’s Crime Spike

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percentage of retailers reporting an increase in organized retail crime incidents1

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percentage of retailers who don’t have a team to deter, detect, disrupt or document organized retail crime1

Can advanced tech combat the industry’s $100 billion shrink1?

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A Full-camera Solution to
Leave Thieves Empty-handed

A large apparel retailer was growing fast, set to triple their stores in just three years. They wanted a modern physical security platform that would boost efficiency and cut costs for their 3,000 new and 1,500 existing stores.
Working with CDW, the customer outlined their needs:
  • A cloud-based solution
  • Simple and consistent security experiences across all locations
  • Easy management with improved efficiency and cost savings
  • Smooth and convenient rollouts to each store

Surveillance on the Ground,
Management in the Cloud

CDW partnered with Verkada, a cloud-based building security company, to identify and deliver the best-fit solution. Verkada system architecture is purposefully designed to minimize the attack surface that could be exploited by malicious actors, and the system makes outbound-only connections to AWS cloud services. 

The solution included inside and outside cameras, mounts, and Verkada’s monitoring and management software. CDW’s Buy and Hold program and kitting solution streamlined the rollout and ensured consistent deployment across 4,500 locations.

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We can help upgrade your video surveillance system to a modern solution enhanced with analytics that detects incidents in real time and generates searchable metadata from recorded video.
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Best-fit Physical Protection
Delivered Right on Time

The full-camera solution equipped each store with advanced hardware to protect physical spaces and deter threats to property, employees and customers. The retailer can now take advantage of cloud-based management efficiencies and control deployment timing to align with each store’s individual needs.
Here’s why it worked:
  • A technology partner with extensive experience in multi-destination rollouts and an attentive CDW team with logistical expertise oversaw every detail of a large, complex installation.
  • Video surveillance can now go beyond deterring theft to help keep an eye on operational processes and generate data insights about the business.
  • Cloud-based management saves time and costs.
  • CDW’s Buy and Hold offering and kitting solution ensures each store gets conveniently timed delivery on request.
What’s next?
The new cameras and cloud-based management platform give the retailer a solid foundation for today’s security needs and tomorrow’s growth. With future-ready surveillance technology, they’ll expand with confidence.

1 National Retail Federation, “2022 Retail Security Survey,” 2022

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