Cogito Universal Security Management System is the front-end that integrates all your security management tasks. Cogito is a unified command center for managing and monitoring access control, video, alarms and more.
From small footprint stores to big box and from independently owned to corporate and franchised, retail stores need to minimize loss by managing access control and monitoring the activities of staff and customers.
Individual and role-based access control enables access to areas such as stockrooms, warehouses, cash offices and management offices to be limited both to specific employees but also by time of day. Cogito’s time and attendance module also enables access to be denied when employees are not on shift while capturing the time the check in and check out for payroll purposes. Integration with employee management systems is valuable in a high turnover industry where employees need continually to be activated or deactivated either locally in the store or centrally.
Video surveillance throughout the retail and non-customer areas is enhanced through the Cogito interface which can incorporate custom maps of buildings. This enables on-site or remote monitoring personnel to verify the location of a person engaged in suspicious activity and “follow” them by operating PTZ cameras. Video footage can be stored through local DVRs or through a number of externally hosted video services providers for later investigation and as a source of evidence.
Cogito can generate alerts for store managers or other personnel based on profile and business rules meaning that alerts can be sent to a smartphone and the recipient can log in via phone, tablet or other device.
Mall operators can offer the Cogito Universal Security System to tenants. Partitioning and Active Directory integration mean that access can be managed for employees of multiple tenants efficiently and confidentially, with either the tenant managing employee access.