Hikvision has launched Blazer Express, an easy-to-use and efficient intelligent video management software (iVMS) station, designed specifically to meet the needs of small-to medium-sized retail surveillance applications.
Catering for up to 16 or 32 network surveillance cameras, Blazer Express (supplied with preinstalled operating system), offers individual shops, multi-site stores and petrol stations, centralised video management and easy operation, along with quick and easy installation via its set-up wizard, and automatic device discovery to recognise any connected Hikvision devices.
Helping SMB retail operations to manage and secure their businesses in a more effective manner, Blazer Express is packed with a host of powerful features, supporting retail users in increasing their business efficiency. On-board functionality allows users to select a target or event for a number of uses, such as to retrieve video footage to review employee performance for training or sales evaluation, as well as to protect assets and staff.
Blazer Express supplies live, playback and alarm camera viewing functionality via its user-friendly interface, enabling easy location of relevant video footage via multiple video search options: including tag, lock, interval and segment. Displaying a complete visual overview of all camera locations, an on-screen E-map permits per camera related live video, playback and alarm activated events to be directly accessed for quick identification, alerting the retail operator to manage situations with an appropriate response.
Blazer Express supports seamless integration with existing POS systems, associating POS transaction data with the relevant CCTV footage, further helping to identify and review suspicious transactions, as well as to provide evidence for any customer disputes.
Suitable for petrol stations, car parks and vehicle entrance/exit management, Blazer Express also comes as standard with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), while the people counting function can provide valuable data for retail operators to gain an understanding of people flow across different periods of time. The product is further engineered with pluggable mSATA design for system maintenance. A helpful system health-check function monitors service, storage, and camera running status, to provide assurance for system operators.
Blazer Express iVMS stations can be installed at multiple remote sites, with a cascade mode used to deploy centralised video management. In multi-site mode, Blazer Express allows operators to access video and alarm information from remote retail branches. Allowing easy system expansion.
If a new store needs to be accommodated, it’s simply a case of connecting a new Blazer Express to the system, and multi-site systems can be configured to enable a Blazer Express client to manage all stores’ video footage and alarm information centrally, maximising human resource and response efficiency. Further enhancing remote management, Blazer Express based iVMS systems can be accessed at anytime and from anywhere in the world using multiple free clients.
Supporting installation flexibility and saving valuable budget, Blazer Express supports third-party ONVIF compliant cameras or private protocols, with Hikvision providing a SDK for seamless third-party systems integration.
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