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Video surveillance cameras are essential for effective security in retail stores, helping to prevent product theft and ensure the safety of employees and customers. Nowadays, the demand for such cameras among retailers has been growing sharply, as they help store owners operate their stores more efficiently and increase sales through integration with business intelligence solutions.
Hanwha Techwin recently grabbed the industry's attention through the release of its new Wisenet Q mini series. This recently launched line-up is super compact at 99 mm (3.9 inches), about 40 percent smaller than its predecessor. Thanks to its size, Wisenet Q mini series perfectly blends into any interior while facilitating an effortless installation anywhere, even on a ceiling or a wall inside and outside of retail stores.
The Wisenet Q mini series comprises four dome cameras (QND-6011/QND-6021/QND-8011/QND-8021) supporting 2–5 megapixel resolution. As an expansion of the Wisenet Q series, this newly launched line-up adopts all the advantages of the previous Wisenet Q series while supporting essential video security functions at a reasonable price. Hanwha Techwin also plans to launch various types of Q mini series, including flat-eye and fish-eye cameras, within this year to expand customer satisfaction.
This line-up features two lenses (2.8 mm and 4 mm), which allow users to select and use one according to their desired direction and angle. The “Hallway View” enables vertically or horizontally oriented monitoring in long and narrow spaces of some stores, such as corridors and aisles. It also supports HDMI output (QND-8011/QND-8021) to help users connect directly to a monitor or TV for public view, while the “Open platform” has strengthened connectivity with third-party companies.
Furthermore, the cameras are closely integrated with “Retail Insight,” Hanwha Techwin’s exclusive retail solution for smarter selling, another key feature of these cameras. By integrating with “Retail Insight,” the cameras identify store congestion in advance and provide effective personnel management by analyzing the average number of customers and accumulated time spent in a specific area. Not only that, they analyze different types of store information (e.g. data from franchises) all at once, and produce useful reports for store management. Thus, it serves as a one-stop solution for operating stores more efficiently and contributing to sales growth.
A source at Hanwha Techwin said, "We expect a positive market response as the new cameras have improved ease of installation thanks to their compact design, while they encourage sales growth by providing analytical functions that enable intelligent store operations and management.” He added, "We also plan to bolster customer satisfaction in the market by continuously launching various Q mini series."