Security solution designed to reduce losses and to improve operational efficiency
ASDA Stores UK has selected Cinario Enterprise Manager (Cinario EM) to integrate and manage all of its security systems in 81 selected ASDA, ASDA Living and George stores throughout the UK.
Cinario EM will give ASDA the ability to remotely control and monitor security equipment including in-store CCTV, article surveillance systems, power fence and intruder alarms - which will be used by ASDA's corporate security team to manage in-store security. The functionality has foiled a £1m armed robbery at one of the initial trial stores.
Cinario said the deployment would also enable ASDA to step in and automatically perform key security functions.
Sean Bowen, head of security at ASDA commented: “We have a business goal at ASDA which is, 'we operate for less,' which means that we run our business as efficiently as we can with the benefit reflected in the low prices we can offer our customers. We're therefore continually looking for ways to both reduce our losses and to improve our operational efficiency. We have selected Cinario as it puts big ticks in both of these boxes’
“We have a business goal at ASDA which is, 'we operate for less,' which means that we run our business as efficiently as we can with the benefit reflected in the low prices we can offer our customers.
Sean Bowen, head of security at ASDA
He added: ‘Throughout the years ASDA has invested significantly in in-store protection and we have led the way in many specific security areas so that our shrink levels are amongst the lowest in the business. What we have been looking for until now is a solution, which moves up to the next level in how our existing security equipment actually gets used to maximise its benefit. ASDA has been working with Cinario for more than two years and we have been impressed by its ability to bring data from all our systems together in a format designed by the end users, allowing us to deploy key security management information across our estate by exception.’
‘The system also has additional intelligent management and automation capabilities, which we will use throughout our business. This project will enable us operate a more effective loss prevention policy, whilst reducing our in store operating costs.’
Charlie Sherlock, CEO, Cinario. “ASDA is well known as the innovator in the UK retail industry, and as the leader in its approach to loss prevention. This is an exciting project, which will enable ASDA to have a level of visibility and control over its environments which was just not achievable before. As a result of this project, ASDA’s operational risks and losses in the stores will be reduced, and ASDA will also see an immediate reduction in its in-store operating costs.”
This phase of the project will roll out to 81 stores this year, and will be implemented by the end of November.
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