Smart Small Public View Monitor

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 01, 2013

Putting surveillance in the face of thieves. That's the aim of a new Public View Monitor (PVM). While other small surveillance PVMs are available in retail, USS's X400 Scout features anti-tampering alarms that make a point of catching thieves in the act or sounding an alarm. In this note, we look at the unit, its technical details, what makes it different that other offerings.

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Comments (9)

I've seen similar units in Home Depots around here...

We have these in the Home Depots as well... not sure they are in every HD store yet however. Pretty cool stuff. I didn't like the one I looked into, made me look old lol!

Retailers have been slow to adopt the targeted PVM's based on the few I've seen but the Clinton and USS units offer one additional tool for shoplift deterrance when applied judiciously. I don't beleive the losses due to organized shoplifing attacks, professionals if you will, will be impacted at all but for the impulse or amateur shoplifter they could be effective.
The larger contribution potential is for targeted customer messaging for promotional purposes. Not that any of us object to intrusive, targeted marketing messaging when all we're trying to do is buy razor blades, but that's where this will likely find the greatest application IMHO! Since the Marketing departments' budgets outweigh Loss Prevention's by an order of magnitude that's where the real growth vehicle lays,

hard to understand this product we use a all in one computer that can access all camera

I thought USS was an OEM.... Could've sworn this was a Clinton Electronics piece with USS silk screened.

Hello, R Gleason. I confirmed with USS - the X400 unit is not rebranded Clinton Electronics gear.

I feel like USS is like Wren Solutions. Big in retail and they oem from Hunt, Clinton, etc. Where is their manufacturing?

Gleason, Definately not a Wren by a long shot, but you are correct that USS is big in Retail. Manfacturing is done in Korea for the Monitors. USS does not OEM from any of the companies that you just mentioned. In fact closer look into the product its clear to see huge differences. It takes time but eventually you will see where the OEMs come from. (Full Disclosure I work at USS)

Home Depot uses these in the electrical wire aisle here in Toledo, OH. I would assume it is to deter the theft of copper wire. I thought about standing in front of the camera and using it like a mirror to fix my hair, if I had any! =)

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