PoS / Surveillance Integration Tutorial

By Sean Patton, Published Apr 03, 2019, 09:12am EDT

Point of Sale System integration is a common feature of Enterprise VMS platforms. It is critical for many retailers but doing so can be challenging. A number of integration methods exist. In this note, we examine:

POS Overview

  • ***** ****** ********** ** integration
  • ** **** ************** ****** hardened, ******** ******** ** data ***** ****** **** likely
  • **** ********* **** **** require * ****** ***** of ********** *** ***** and *********
  • *** **** *** ************* of *** ******* ** smaller **** ***** ******* affect ***** ************
  • *** ***-*** ***** ****** PoS **************** **** *********

***** ** ***** (***) systems, **** ****** '**** *********', *** ****** ** just ***** ***** ****** enterprise. ****** ******* ********** far **** **** **** keeping **** ********* *** calculating ******. *** ******* keep ** ******** '*******' that ******* *** **** transactions, ********* ********, *** special ********** ********* *** handling ** **** **** as ******* *** **** drawer, *******, ** ***** overrides.

*********** ***** ************ **** the *** ****** ** common, ******* ** ******* video ** ** ******** with *** ********'* '*******'. This ***** ** **** to ******* ******** ****** with ***** ********. *** only **** **** *********** aid ******** *************, *** it **** *********** ********* from ******** ** **** to ****** ******** **** '*************'.

***** ****** ******* *** used ** ********* *** information **** *** ***** system:

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  • ***** *** *********
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** ******** ***** ******* below *** ******** *** situations ***** **** *** best ****.

Text *******

*** **** ** ********* on *** ** *** video ****** **** **** time/data ****** *** **** on *******. **** ****** is *** **** *****, because ** ****** '*******' an ***** ** ******** information **** **** *** camera ** *********. ******* unique ******** ****** ** difficult ******* *** **** itself ** *** **********; it ** * ******** part ** *** ***** image. **** *****, **** function ** * ******** box ********* ******* *** DVR, * ******, *** the *** ******* *******/ pole *******.

** ******* ** ** IP *** ****** ** the*** ********:

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**** *********/****** ******* ** commonly **** *** ***** deployments, ***** **** * few ********* *** ******* and **** ****** ************ takes *****. **** ** the ***** ********* ****** of ***********, ******* **** than $*** *** ********. Equally *********, ** *** be **** **** *** recorder, ********** ** *** support *** * ********** PoS ******. ** ******* PoS **** *********** **** an ** ***** ***, an ************ ****** ** POS ****** (* ****** to ******** **** *********) is ******** ** ********* the **** *** ****** it **** *** ** based ***** ****** ** the ***.

Local *** *********

**** **** ********, *** data ** ********* ** the ****** ******** *** inserted **** *** ***'* database. *********, **** *********** is **** ** *********** module **** *** *** vendor. ***** ******** ***** for *********** **** *** video ** ** **** side-by-side. ********* *** ******** text ** ******** ****** will ****** ********** *****. This ***** ** *********** is **** ******, *** easier ** *** ******** with ****** '**** *******'. Three ********** ** **** method *** ******, **** most ***** *** ********* supporting *** ** **** of *** *********:

  • ****** ******:* ****** ****** ****** is **** ** * hardware ******, ******** ********** the *** ****** **** the *** ******. ******* flows ******** **** *** POS ****** ** *** VMS. *******, **** ******** must **** * ****** server *********, *** ****** integrations *** ******* **** boxes ** ** *********. This *** ** ******* to ***** *** **********. While ** ** ********** used ******* ** ***** with **** *******, ** is ********* ******** (**** as **** ******* ******).
  • **** ********:*** *** ****** **** a ******** ** ********-***** port ******* ** **** POS **** **** *** stream ** ******* *******. PoS **** ******* *** identified ** ****** *********** and *********** **** *** VMS *** ***. *** quality ** *** ******** device/software *** ******* ******* traffic ********* *** ************* of **** ******. *********** may *** ****** ** successfully *********** **** *** VMS.
  • ****** *********:** **** *****, *** P0S ****** *** ******* a ****** **** ********** and ****** * ******* connection ******* *** *** register *** *** *** server. *** **** ** directly ****** **** *** VMS ********

Centralized *** ***********

*** *** ******** ** a *********** *** ****** to ******** ** ****** transaction **** ****** *** retailer. ***** ********* ****** many ********* *** ********* of *** ******** *** this ****** ******* **** need * ****** ******** and ******* **** ************** in ***** ** ******* it. *** ********* *********** is ***** * ****-****, searchable ********. *** **** scope ** *** ** available *** **** *********** rather **** ********** '*******-****' data. ******** ****** (*.*. Management ******** ** ***** each **** * ******* hits *** '******' ******.) and ********* ****** ************ (e.g. ***** ******* *** large ****** ************) *** common.

*****, **** *********** ** a ******** ******** *********** project, *** *** **** can ****** ***** **** of ********* ** *******. However, ***** ************ *** built ** ***** *** remote ******** ** ********* of ************ ** **** time.

Verifying ************ *** *******

***** ****** *** ************* 'support' ***, *** ***** of ******* *** **** dramatically:

  • ****** ** *** ********* exist *** **** *** may **** ******* *********** with * *** ** them. **** **** ** check ** **** *** system ** ********** *********.
  • *** ************* *** ******** means ** ********* **** PoS *******, ********* ** the *** ********. * VMS *** **** ******* serial ******* *** *** type ** *** *** direct ****** *********** **** another. **** ** * VMS ******** **** ***, verify *** **** ** integration ** ********** *** cost *** ********** ** deployment.

*** ******* **** ****** a *** **** ******* for *********** **:

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Challenges **** ****** *** *******

**********, ***'* ********* *** may *** ********* **** one's ******** *** ********. Making **** *********** ****** can ** ***********. *****, PoS ********* ********* **** these ******** * ******** and **** ********* ****** for ****** ***********. ********, PoS ********* ***** **** their *** ***/*** ************ in ***** **** *** make **** ********* ** add ******* *** ***** VMSes.

PCI-DSS ************

*** *** ******** ******** for *********** *** **** Security *****-***. *** ******** ********* all ** *** ******* requirements *** **** ******** during *******, ** ****** to *** ********* ** decrease *************** *** ******* cardholder ****. ***-*** **** not ******* ***** *********.

Self *********

**** ***** **** *** becoming **** ******* *** retailers, *** ******* **** shown. **** ******** *** more ****** ** ***** items ** * **** checkout. ****** ** *********** between *** ****-******** *** and ** ********** *** could ** **** ********* for ********* **** **** before.

PoS *************/***** ****** ***

***** *********** ********** ***** ** ********** VMS ****** ** ******* the **** ** *** PoS ** ********* ** into *** *** ********.

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