Case Study

Carrefour: Hypervigilant Hypermarket

Carrefour's Hypermarket in Romania uses American Dynamics SensorRail video systems, SpeedDome® Ultra IV and SpeedDome Optima programmable dome cameras, multiplexers, analog video recorders, and a VM96 matrix switcher system making it one of the most secure hypermarkets, equipped with state-of-the-art video surveillance.

Carrefour comes to Romania stocking high tech security

When Carrefour, one of the largest food retailers in the world, expanded its presence of hypermarkets across three continents, they hired security system integrator UTI to establish loss prevention systems within their unique shopping environment. The security company met the challenge, providing one of the most secure hypermarkets, equipped with state-of-the-art video surveillance equipment from American Dynamics.

Created in 1959, Carrefour has grown from a single supermarket in France's Haute-Savoie region to more than 11,080 stores in 29 countries. Operations range from supermarkets to convenience stores and a variety of other outlets. But what Carrefour is known for above all else is the hypermarket.

A hypermarket is, essentially, a super-sized supermarket that typically stocks some 70,000 items and has a sales floor as big as 20,000 square meters or approximately 215,000 square feet. Carrefour introduced the concept to Europe in 1963, opening its first one in the south of Paris. The trend caught on and Carrefour hypermarkets sprang up across the continent. As they increasingly became part of daily life for many western Europeans, more stores opened in Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific.

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Case Summary

  • Location:
  • Romania
  • System Installed:
  • American Dynamics
  • Domes
  • Cameras
  • SensorRail
  • Intellex

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