Retail – Security for the Point of Sale (PoS)

The Challenge

Nowadays, safety officers in retail chains are facing a difficult challenge: Efficiency and overall security shall be increased while budgets are constantly being reduced.

At night, not all stores are manned, so reliable monitoring must be executed via a central control center. During the day, on the other hand, security personnel are on site at the individual locations.

The Solution: WinGuard

Centralization is part of the perfect solution. WinGuard collects and processes information from different systems such as fire and intrusion alarm systems, cashier systems, video monitoring, access control as well as RFID systems, and provides it put into graphs for the user.

In addition, the complete building management technology incl. heating, air conditioning and lighting can be integrated into the overall system. Only the relevant information is forwarded to the user so that he focuses on the important situations, allowing him to immediately initiate the appropriate measures.

If required, WinGuard is continuously monitoring the trouble-free operation of all installed technical devices so that e.g. temperatures of cooling chambers are monitored by the system. In case of a deviation from configured nominal values, WinGuard automatically initiates countermeasures.

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Cost Reduction

by centralizing personnel resources

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Ensuring overall Security

with a high level of operating convenience

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of building management technology

WinGuard – Integrated Security

Each chain store can be monitored in parallel, locally and/or by the central mission control center. During off-times, all connected chain stores are completely monitored by the mission control center. All information is collected here.

In case of an incident well-directed countermeasures are initiated since each connected system is not only visualized, but can also be fully controlled centrally.

The open architecture of WinGuard allows for a future easy integration of further locations and subsystems. WinGuard offers a homogeneous system which is specifically adapted to the customer requirements. High possible savings are provided by centralization combined with additional benefits for the user

The overall Solution for all chain stores

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Automatic cross-system actions to support the user

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Transfer of automatic actions into all chain stores, incl. surveillance and complete logging of all actions

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Guided Instructions

Specific interfaces for integrating the individual subsystems into the overall solution

Reference Example


The Security National Center (C.N.S.) of Auchan Portugal is a Control Center with the purpose to centralize all services and security commands in one place, integrating the various activities of the company: Hypermarkets, Petrol Stations, Logistics Platform and Production Units. WinGuard allowed us to develop a robust solution leading to cost optimization and to an active prevention of hazardous situations. The event detection process and the quality of our security services have been optimized, focused on innovation, integration and interoperability.
Silvestre Machado
Silvestre Machado
Security Director