When looking for a new video security solution for its Stratford store, Loon Fung made it clear that a robust video system was required which would offer the highest quality surveillance and monitor every angle of the premises. It was essential that the solution was discreet and non-obtrusive, but still capable of producing wide angle shots across the store to provide full coverage. The installation is a step forward for the wholesaler, which has migrated their video solution from analogue to IP to future-proof their security system, making it easier to use, whilst ensuring the safety and surveillance of the whole store.
Retail environments require discreet security solutions, which offer the best quality images and coverage without intruding on customers and staff. Loon Fung also had to install a security solution which integrated seamlessly with the store’s existing fixtures, but captured activity across the full expanse of the two storey premises, covering areas including the shop floor, warehouse, office, kitchen and food production area.
Sony Clarity and Quality – 30 Full HD and HD Sony cameras were selected to monitor every aspect of the store, including indoor and outdoor mini-dome cameras. This included 12x SNC-XM632, 13x SNC-EM600, 2x SNC-EM602R, 1x SNC-VM600, 1x SNC-VM602R and also 1x SNC-HM662 360-degree hemispheric-view camera.
A fully integrated, easy to operate system has delivered comprehensive security at Loon Fung. The separate streams by Sony’s cameras capture high definition recording without the need for a large powered server on the premises, meaning they can deliver multiple streams for monitoring whilst simultaneously carrying out motion detection throughout the premises. The IPELA ENGINE™ EX signal processing system and Exmor™ CMOS sensor used in Sony’s cameras mean that the images look clearer, sharper and more detailed. These technologies work together to provide easy to review, high quality video content in every lighting condition, whether in challenging low-light conditions or with harsh backlighting.
Why Sony was selected
"Loon Fung’s requirement for discretion and multi-area security made the combination of Sony’s mini-dome cameras the ideal option"
Having established a longstanding relationship with Sound and Safe, an electronic security installation company, through prior work on other sites, Loon Fung trusted they would deliver not only the highest quality security solution, but one which would stand the test of time. Thanks to the depth of Sound and Safe’s industry expertise and knowledge of Sony’s video security products, the company was able to deliver a solution which perfectly fitted its customer’s requirements. This was achieved by implementing a system which integrated effectively into various parts of the premises, providing detailed video coverage of the entire site. The system not only secures the store and its contents, but also future-proofs the supermarket’s investment by delivering full-HD imagery at a competitive and affordable price.
Derek Chan, Loon Fung commented: “When we were looking to upgrade our security solution, we wanted wide angle imagery covering every aspect of the store which did not intrude on our customer’s in store experience. Sound and Safe had recommended Sony’s cameras from the outset and helped navigate our move towards an IP-based future. Since installing the solution just over three months ago, we have been very impressed. The technology delivers outstanding image quality and brings with it a whole host of more flexible surveillance options that will support our drive for reliable 24 hour surveillance.”
Jamie Merry, Sound and Safe says of the solution: “Having worked with Sony for many years, we remain impressed by the breadth and quality of its video security solutions which meet the high standards of a range of applications across various markets. Loon Fung’s requirement for discretion and multi-area security made the combination of Sony’s mini-dome cameras the ideal option. We have been working with Loon Fung across all of their sites, and Sony technology has been core to delivering the briefs and migrating the latest future-proofing surveillance systems.”