Detektor International Innovative Achievement Award

Checkpoint and Milestone Systems honored with Detektor International Innovative Achievement Award
COPENHAGEN - 01 November 2007.  During the banquet held the evening of the annual Sectech security industry show in Stockholm last week, the winners of the annual Detektor International Awards were announced.  Milestone Systems and CheckPoint were jointly presented an Innovative Achievement Award for the CheckView™ solution with integrated IP video and Point-Of-Sale that manages loss prevention in the retail industry.

In the category Camera Surveillance, an Innovative Achievement Award was given to the
CheckView solution from Checkpoint Systems and Milestone Systems, designed as an integrated package specifically for the retail industry to reduce theft and shrinkage. 

“CheckView has been developed to help retailers better analyze and reduce shrinkage via Point of Sale (POS) systems’ transaction data and video verification. It optimizes the combined information so they can measurably improve loss management,” explains Gabriel Rudback, Sales Manager at Milestone Systems who accepted the award with Michael Hutchinson from Checkpoint.

The Detektor International Jury noted: "With tight margins characterizing the retail sector, shrinkage today represents substantial profit losses. This retail customized system from Checkpoint could make a big difference with potentially immediate ROI for the users."

Leading partners combine expertise
CheckView™ is based on Milestone XProtect® IP video management software with powerful functionality displaying video together with POS data.  The solution comprises software, server and service with high quality IP network and megapixel cameras. The surveillance is combined with Point Of Sale for instant response to events, easy investigations and evidence export, and seamless remote access.

The Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) module in CheckView™ records every transaction from the cash register and overlays them into event videos in the Milestone database.  The intuitive Milestone user interface makes it possible to quickly and easily search transactions by specific information such as date, location, or product names.

The Milestone IP video management software can be set to react to selected events, such as motion detection and other alarm triggers. The IP network cameras can be powered over the Ethernet (POE) using existing cable infrastructure and backed up by uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in the same way as any other IT system. Installation of the CheckView™ solution is therefore quick, simple and cost effective.

Independent award
The Detektor International Awards are the only global security industry awards that cannot be applied for. The selection is based solely on the products that have made major impact in the market in the last twelve months.  The CheckView solution has been installed in over 100 retail sites in Northern Europe, including several McDonalds locations in Denmark, and a number of supermarket chains.

Detektor International is the leading European trade magazine in the field of security technology, according to IMS Research UK analysts.  Their latest market report covering the international awareness of security media identified Detektor as number one in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), in terms of being the most well known and the most frequently read. Detektor International is published by AR Media International AB.  www.detektor.com

About Checkpoint Systems Inc.
Checkpoint Systems Inc. is the global leader in shrink management solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain. Checkpoint’s services are aimed at increasing sales and protecting the profits of its customers. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every geographic market and employs 3,600 personnel worldwide. Checkpoint specializes in source protection of consumer goods, EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance), RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and merchandising solutions. CheckNet is Checkpoint’s strategic platform for its source tagging service, a global network for ‘just in time’ delivery of critical information and protection applied on products at the point of manufacture. www.checkpointeurope.com