Big Box Retailer Resists IP Cameras

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Feb 27, 2014

There is a major big box retailer that still only uses analog cameras and, at some of their stores, have been using the same cameras since the late 1990s. We talked with a loss prevention manager with the company about why the company is slow to change.

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