Nedap and Axis launch EAS camera integration at EuroCIS 2016

Groenlo, the Netherlands — February 17, 2016

Nedap Retail, a global leader in loss prevention and stock management technology for the retail sector, and Axis Communications, market leader in network video, introduce a joint solution based on Nedap’s electronic article surveillance (EAS) solutions and Axis’ camera’s and video management software (ACS). This joint offering will officially be introduced to the market during EuroCIS, 23 – 25 February.

Effective alarm management
By combining Nedap’s !Sense EAS solution with Axis cameras, retailers benefit from a future-flexible IP-alternative to enhance their in-store security network. The joint solution makes it possible to record all RF/ RFID EAS alarms in the video management software. The Axis Camera Application can also raise alarms and trigger live views in ACS. This enables time savings and a more effective shrink reduction.

“This cooperation between Nedap and Axis Communications marks another milestone in our approach to provide retailers with smart and intelligent solutions which strengthen their security level and reduce losses. Applications directly embedded in the camera significantly reduce cost for additional hardware and installation, whilst at the same time simplifies integration and usage. We very much appreciate our partnership with Nedap and are looking forward to working together”, explains Ralph Siegfried, Business Development Manager Retail at Axis Communications.

Hilbert Dijkstra, Product Manager at Nedap Retail, stated: “We are happy to have found a great partner in Axis, who also believes in the strength of connecting individual devices to offer integrated solutions to our retail customers. We both have a standards- and IP-based approach, which makes the solution extremely scalable and easy-to-install.”


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EuroCIS 2016: Nedap showcases stock availability solutions

Groenlo, the Netherlands — February 9, 2016

At the upcoming EuroCIS trade show in Düsseldorf, from 23 – 25 February 2016, Nedap presents stock availability solutions for the global retail sector. The key solutions presented by Nedap (booth 10A02) are the !Sense hardware portfolio and the !D Cloud software suite. These solutions enable retailers to permanently lower their shrinkage levels and significantly improve their on-shelf merchandise availability.

!Sense : Concealed EAS systems & effective alarm management
Nedap’s !Sense portfolio includes RF/ RFID antennas and smart readers for electronic article surveillance (EAS) and in-store merchandise tracking. At EuroCIS, Nedap will showcase its hybrid (RF/ RFID) pedestals and concealed solutions – a RAIN RFID overhead reader and a door-mounted RF antenna. These solutions blend seamlessly into the store design, offer a better customer experience and enable a larger selling space in the highly frequented entrance area.

To support the store staff with their alarm management, Nedap presents plug & play IP-integrations with pagers and the cameras and video management software from Axis Communications. With the pager integration, staff members instantly receive a discrete signal in case of an EAS or metal detection alarm while the Axis integration makes it possible to record all EAS events in the video management software. The Axis Camera Application for !Sense can also raise alarms and trigger live views. This enables time savings and a more effective shrink reduction.

!D Cloud : Accurate stock data & omni-channel enablement
The !D Cloud software suite is a Software as a Service solution specifically developed for retail applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. !D Cloud translates the collected data from RAIN RFID readers in the stores into comprehensive lists that highlight the out-of-stocks and overstocks. Thereby, the causes of stock differences, through losses or administrative errors, can be identified and dealt with more quickly.

A better understanding of the actual on-shelf availability enables retailers to finally do perfect replenishment which proves to significantly increase sales. The detailed insights into the exact location of each item also makes it possible to connect the stock of the physical stores with the retailer’s online platforms. This is the basis to successfully introduce omni-channel concepts like “click & collect” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.


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Janna Dirks
Marketing & Communication Nedap Retail
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How To Speak CFO

CFOs are analytical, data driven people who are typically looking for attributable, predictable, and efficient ways to add to the bottom line.  It may appear to be impossible to find common ground with a cost-cutting, control-spending professional.  Quite the contrary, LP executives have more common ground with these data driven powerhouses than many might think.  To find this common ground, it is imperative to speak CFO.

An interview with some of the most successful LP executives yielded these three basic rules they follow when speaking to CFOs:

  • They explain the value of the loss prevention strategy or initiative using financial language,
  • They cover high-level strategies rather than technicalities, and
  • They are comfortable discussing goals and metrics from a 30,000 feet vantage point…the big picture.

While presenting, they are sure to use CFO-friendly terms as they make the essential connection between the loss prevention strategy and the company’s high-level business goals.

CFO Speak

Profit. Growth. Revenue. Efficiency. Attribution.

Any loss prevention program can stand behind and knowingly support these CFO-friendly terms.  The secret is to intertwine the loss prevention need with the CFO’s desired outcome…the bottom line.  For example, shrink reduction equals profit.  Profit leads to growth.  Growth leads to increased revenue. Another example: safety equals employee longevity, which equates to efficiency and improved customer service.  The same is true for solid, well-strategized loss prevention programs in which the ultimate deliverable is an absolute, measureable return on investment (ROI).  It is well known that the ROI is what CFOs and senior executives are most concerned with at the end of the day.  With measureable ROI, the most successful loss prevention programs shine the spotlight on the future and value of the company, the heart of a CFO.

Fluent in the Financials

Failure to speak CFO and make the connection between company goals and loss prevention programs decrease the chances of obtaining the funding loss prevention initiatives require.  Funding will most likely come from one of two financial categories: Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) or Operating Expenditure (OPEX).

  • CAPEX describes funds used for purchasing fixed assets, or upgrades to existing assets. For example, an addition or upgrade to an EAS system to reduce shrink would typically be classified as a CAPEX.
  • However, OPEX funds are used for running day-to-day operations of the stores. These expenditures are typically categorized as either fixed costs or variable costs. Fixed costs would be overhead expenses, such as lease payments for a retail storefront, while variable costs could be the shipping costs per the amount of merchandise sold.


The most successful Loss Prevention executives are willing to discuss the justification of which option would best fund the loss prevention initiative that is being proposed. With three rules, two financial options, and one language, LP executives have the perfect combination to winning over their CFO.

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