Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Deployed by Retail Banks and Financial Services Companies Globally (Source Security)

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Bank crime

Those who deal in money, finance, and securities are under constant threat of loss and potential violence. Arecont Vision understands the unique needs of the retail banking and financial services market and provides customer-proven megapixel camera technology to specifically meet those needs to our customers around the world.

  • In a typical year in the United States according to the FBI, cash losses total around $7.5 million, only about 22% of which is recovered by law enforcement agencies.
  • Also in the U.S., acts of violence are committed in about four percent of the robberies, with employees suffering the most injuries.  The rate varies country by country around the world. 
  • Globally, branch offices of banks are typically targeted nearly 47 times more often than main offices are large institutions.

Securities and financial

Each year nearly 1 million individuals become victims of violent crime while working or on duty in the United States according to the Department of Justice. These victimizations account for 15% of the over 6½ million acts of violence experienced by U.S. residents age 12 or older.

Retail banking and financial services companies trust Arecont Vision

Arecont Vision megapixel cameras are part of the surveillance solution at financial institutions and investment firms around the world. Here are a few examples:

  • Citibank (Global)                                              
  • City National Bank (US)
  • ABSA Bank (South Africa)                              
  • Banco Provincial (Venezuela)
  • African Development Bank (Multinational)                    
  • Bank of Suriname
  • Bank of Barbados                                             
  • Jordan Commercial Bank
  • Blom Bank (Lebanon)                                      
  • GCB Bank (Middle East)

Application benefits

  • Deter internal and external theft
  • Overall security with enough detail for customer and staff ID or vehicle/license plate ID
  • Megapixel provides the ability for facial detail
  • Improve staff productivity
  • Resolve staff and customer disputes
  • Protect staff, customers, equipment, and assets
  • Ability to cover more with less (instead of manpower to control PTZs, panoramic cameras can cover it all of the time)
  • Increased detail equals better forensics and reduced time from police and security professionals in post-event investigations
  • Monitor daily business
  • Forensic documentation to build cases
  • Provide security, situational awareness, life safety
  • Prevent fraudulent claims
  • Quantifiable return on investment


Arecont Vision megapixel cameras versus analogue camera images
Arecont Vision megapixel camera
are superior in quality to
analogue images

Application areas

  • IT infrastructure integration
  • Customer service counters and desks
  • Vault
  • Entry/Exits
  • Storage areas
  • Open areas
  • Parking lots (visitor and staff safety)
  • Video motion detection
  • People counting
  • Slip and fall
  • License plate recognition
  • General surveillance

Easy future-proof integration

  • Megapixel provides better image quality
  • Easily migrate an existing system to HD
  • Easily expand your system to meet growing needs
  • Pre-tested and certified with over 100 VMS/NVR platforms

The lower total cost of ownership

  • Fewer cameras, licenses, and accessories
  • Use existing infrastructure
  • Lower maintenance
  • Lower operational costs

Arecont Vision retail banking and financial services product applications

  • Drive-through service windows, face and license capture
  • Tellers (customer service) windows/desks, IT integration
  • Open areas, situational awareness
  • Front entrance outdoor, facial ID
  • Front entrance indoor, PVM (facial recognition) integration
  • Parking lot, situational awareness
  • Parking lot, license capture
  • General surveillance