Retail: Multi-Site Technology Checklist

Milestone Partner ATG tells about the importance of Milestone's open platform in mulit-site deployments.

Make sure your surveillance technology can meet the challenges of deploying across multiple locations

This article was published in SDI Magazine.

Single-location deployments of technology solutions that provide video surveillance and other security capabilities can be challenging, but when that deployment is required across numerous and varied locations, the challenges — and the potential pitfalls — multiply in complexity.

Giacomo Catucci is very familiar with this reality. As founder and CEO of ATG Group Inc., a Providence, R.I.-based systems integrator, the challenges presented by geographically dispersed deployments so commonplace that he has developed a checklist that serves as the key to his success.

Now 20 years old, ATG, a certified Milestone Systems partner and official “Vertical Specialist” for the supplier, has 16 employees and 350 subcontractors who have worked with more than 10,000 retail stores in North America, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Mexico. ATG manufactures the hardware for servers that operate with Panasonic cameras and Milestone software. Each system is pre-configured and pre-optimized, ready to plug in and play once it reaches its location.

Catucci’s mantra for ensuring smooth multi-site deployments is multi-fold, but it centers on reliable, flexible and scalable open platform digital technology that is remotely accessible.

Read the full article about Milestone Systems and ATG and read Giacomo Gatucci's technology checklist on Security Dealer and Integrator Magazine's website.