Burger King, one of the biggest worldwide fast food chains, has over 11,300 restaurants in 69 countries. And in Glasgow, United Kingdom, approximately 90 percent of Burger King Restaurants are operated by independent franchisees in different locations, which have been providing convenience of food for hundreds of people every day. Ensuring the security of restaurants as well as offering unified management for this food chain, therefore, is critical for Burger King.
The priority in security for Burger King is to have a centralized platform that supports real-time viewing and high-definition retrieving in order to centrally manage the surveillance systems in different restaurants, so that the security staff in surveillance center can easily get to know the security status in real time.
In addition, there are no personnel staying in the restaurant at night, so that ensuring absolute security of the restaurant at the night time is one of the major concerns.
Burger King decided to use the DS-8000HCI Series DVR from Hikvision, the leading digital surveillance products supplier with the headquarters in China, to secure the restaurant.
DS-8000HCI Series DVR, Hikvision's new generation digital surveillance product, has maximum 16-channel video and audio input, while 12-channel, 8-channel and 4-channel inputs being the options. Using the most advanced H.264 ACE (Advanced Code Efficiency) video compression algorithm, the product offers high-definition video quality with the resolution up to 4CIF. One of the highlights is its stable and reliable operation particularly over a long period of time, which dramatically reduces the maintenance cost.
Besides, the products are able to completely guarantee the security of restaurants 24/7. As soon as an unusual event (e.g. unauthorized access of customer and stock missing in the store/warehouse, etc.) occurs in the restaurant at night when there is no personnel available in the restaurant, the alerts would be triggered and delivered to surveillance center immediately, so that the staffs in the center can make sure whether it is a real threat by getting access to the video, and choose to ask police for help. While at week days, alerts can be sent out for security personnel in the restaurant to take necessary actions when there is an emergency.
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., the leading supplier of digital video surveillance products with the headquarters in China, has three decades of experience in research and development of video technology. From A/V Compression Boards, Embedded Net DVRs and Multi‐purpose Digital Video Servers, to networked front‐end products such as IP Cameras and IP Speed Domes, Hikvision provides the most advanced H.264 solution for digital surveillance industry based on its owned patented algorithms.
With 1400 employees located all over China and around the world, in which 400 are R&D engineers Hikvision has expanded the business from China to worldwide. The dynamic growth has made the company awarded three years in a roll by Deloitte as Top 50 High‐tech Fast‐growing Enterprise in China, as well as Forbes' Most Potential SMEs in China (No. 4 in 2008).