IP Video - Denmark McDonald's is lovin' it
A handful of McDonald's restaurants in Denmark are now serving up an IP surveillance full-meal deal. The comprehensive network surveillance system, known as CheckView, is being used to heighten security and curb shrinkage - the age-old problem of lost assets. CheckView is an integrated point of sale (POS) and video system that operates using Milestone's XProtect software. The combination of CheckView and XProtect gives McDonald's the ability to take advantage of the most cutting-edge IP surveillance technology.
Previous surveillance systems used by the McDonald's restaurants focused primarily on issues like vandalism and theft, while the new system puts the clamp down on employee theft and shrinkage. In order to do this, CheckView uses an integrated electronic point of sale module that records every transaction at the cash register. The XProtect database stores the time, date and location of each event. These transactions can even be searched remotely because the system is network-based.
Another advantage of the system is that it operates using megapixel digital video cameras. The megapixel cameras provide superior image quality, allowing users to focus in on fine details from footage taken within the restaurants as well as the drive-through areas.