WebWayOne joins the Retail Bulletin Loss Prevention Summit 2011
The Summit looks at key economic survival strategies through retail loss prevention, emerging technology and closer industry collaboration.
For national retailers alarm signalling is a critical and expensive component of premises protection. The choice of technology and system governs how a site is protected and managed annually.
WebWay say that retailers using their systems have saved more than £160 per annum per store, and realised security and operational benefits. WebWay customer references include a retailer saving in excess of £100,000 over five years for an estate of 140 stores.
WebWay customers recognise that the annual cost of alarm signalling, security maintenance and event management is considerable using analogue telephone lines. Each remotely monitored system requires an analogue telephone line to operate on. The information transmitted is limited due to the cost of dialling up on a regular basis. Because event data is limited site visits are required to investigate the system log, diagnose faults and re-visit to fix. Whilst remote inspection of the alarm panel could be performed, the additional call charges incurred and the low security of the access discourages use.
Digital networks enable multiple applications to use the same line without interruption or interference. Security systems can share the digital line (broadband/ADSL or other) simultaneously with no need for separate circuits. There are no dial up processes or call charges enabling the transmission of all data from the alarm systems.
The company says that site visits for event audit are greatly reduced or more productive. The WebWay digital ATS transmits the exact alarm the security system generated rather than a simplified interpretation meaning alarm reports are greatly enhanced. Events can be audited remotely and faults can be diagnosed for a first visit fix.
The WebWay digital ATS encrypts all data to higher standards than analogue technology. Remote access is highly controlled and more secure. UK and European security standards state that remotely maintained systems may be visited once a year, rather than twice.
WebWay and digital networks are designed for shared applications. The WebWay digital security communicator can connect to multiple systems reducing the number of analogue lines required for intruder, fire, BMS, EAS and other security and retail applications.
"The Retail Loss Prevention Summit is a perfect showcase for retailers to understand how new technology and best practises can deliver new security and operational benefits. The summit offers WebWay an ideal opportunity to inform how the choice of the communications technology used to monitor and maintain security applications, and networks, can save money and add value”.
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