Media Markt, Europe’s number one consumer electronics retailer, has over 700 stores in 14 countries throughout Europe with a total headcount of approximately 45,000 employees. Media Markt is synonymous with a unique selection of competitively priced brand name products, competent staff, excellent service, a distinctive advertising presence and a decentralized organisational structure. Within the framework of this multichannel strategy, Media Markt is combining the advantages of fixed-location retailing with those of online retailing under the roof of a trusted brand.
Images from Mobotix Q24 360 degree cameras and other fixed and PTZ IP cameras installed at Media Markt stores are recorded and managed by Wavestore’s VMS which includes amongst its list of innovative features, the ability to de-warp the fisheye images captured by 360 degree cameras and simultaneously display them alongside images from other IP security cameras in a user configurable multi-image display. Unique to Wavestore, operators can control a ‘virtual’ PTZ function to track activity while they are viewing the de-warped images and can for evidence purposes quickly and easily save one or a series of video clips from multiple cameras, tracking individuals who enter and walk around a store.
A programmable joystick controller from Wavestore also provides Media Markt staff with the capability to control the view of the de-warped images from the Mobotix Q24 and control other PTZ IP cameras.
Chris Williams, Director of Wavestore, who was invited to attend the recent opening of a new flagship Media Markt store in Barcelona said: “We are naturally very pleased to have been entrusted to provide the video recording solution for one of Europe’s most successful retail brands. It is also great to be associated with a company that shares our philosophy of offering quality products supported by the best possible pre and post sales support.”