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Carlsen Fritzoe uses March Networks To Guard Against Fraud and Theft

LONDON, UK – When homeowners in Norway decide it’s time to renovate, remodel and update their living space, they turn to one of the country’s leading building supply retailers, Carlsen Fritzoe AS, which operates 15 building supply superstores across the country.

Similarly, when Norwegian enterprises – be they retailers, financial institutions or companies in the country’s booming offshore oil industry – need a reliable, high-performance video surveillance solution, they know they can rely on Focus Security AS, a March Networks Certified Solution provider and one of Norway’s premier security system integrators.

Carlsen Fritzoe turned to March Networks video surveillance solution in 2013 following several disappointing experiences with other systems. “In fact, they had three different video surveillance systems,” said Focus Security president Bjarte Hatlenes. “They had an old analogue system that provided grainy images which weren’t of much use, and an IP-based system from a well-known manufacturer that wasn’t able to provide the technical support they required.”

“We’re very happy with the March Networks solution,” said Erik Lorang Ilestad of Carlsen Fritzoe. “The image quality is excellent, support is just a phone call away and the browser-based interface is very user-friendly.”

March Networks Command software acquired by Carlsen Fritzoe is one of the only VMS solutions that supports complete surveillance system configuration and administration – in addition to live and archived video access – via its browser-based client interface.

“Having a high quality, reliable and easy-to-use video security system is a must for any retailer,” said Erik Lorang Ilestad. “The March Networks system meets all of our needs today and provides us with the opportunity to take advantage of even more powerful theft and fraud prevention technologies in the future.”

The Solution: March Networks Command Professional

 Focus Security recommended March Networks’ Command Professional video management software, a single server-based solution able to support as many as 128 surveillance cameras. The software records video from March Networks MegaPX WDR NanoDome and Infinova V6202 cameras.

The MegaPX WDR NanoDome is a five megapixel fixed indoor/outdoor IP camera that combines high-definition video resolution with powerful Wide Dynamic Range for excellent image quality in all lighting conditions.

The camera’s ability to stream in parallel to an internal micro SDHC card or NAS device ensures redundant recording in the event of a network outage or server failure, while its built-in Shadow Archiving feature – unique to March Networks – provides seamless access to redundant video by forming a “shadow” on the central recording server of all the data available on the camera and NAS devices. Focus Security installed the cameras to capture video from both interior and exterior locations identified as high-risk areas for theft and fraud.

About Carlsen Fritzoe AS
Carlsen Fritzoe AS ( is a leading building supply retailer with 15 superstores in Norway. The company, established in 2006 through a merger of Treschow-Fritzoe AS and H. Carlsen, has 400 employees and reports annual sales of 175 million Euros.

About Focus Security
Focus Security, a March Networks Certified Solution Provider based in Sandefjord, Norway, serves  the security needs of a broad range of customers and specializes in CCTV, access control, alarm and perimeter protection.

March Networks, March Networks Command, March Networks Searchlight and the March Networks logo are trademarks of March Networks Corporation. Infinova is a trademark of Infinova Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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