Yesway Enriches Its Security Operations

Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Convenience store chain Yesway is enhancing its security operations.

The chain has selected March NetworksSearchlight for Retail solution for advanced video surveillance and analytics.Through its combination of video surveillance, point-of-sale (POS) transaction data and analytics, the solution helps Yesway visually monitor operations at all of its sites and quickly analyze transaction data for anomalies.

Yesway is currently deploying the solution in 136 locations across IowaKansasOklahomaMissouriTexasNebraskaNew MexicoSouth Dakota and Wyoming.  The c-store chain, which is operated by an affiliate of Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC, is expanding across the U.S. and plans to standardize on March Networks as it moves forward.

Brandon Pohlman, Yesway safety & asset protection manager, said the company selected Searchlight for its scalability and centralized management features as well as its powerful exception-based reporting capabilities.

"Having our video surveillance, POS data and analytics together on one easy-to-use platform is a huge advantage for Yesway," said Pohlman. 

Using the software, the c-store can rapidly search and sort all of its transactions and match them with corresponding video clips. The company can also group higher-risk transaction types like refunds and assign risk factors to its stores based on the number of these transactions.

"The insights uncovered by Searchlight have helped Yesway reduce its shrink levels and improve the speed and efficiency of asset protection investigations," Pohlman said.

In addition to asset protection, the solution also delivers valuable business intelligence through the integration of video analytics including people counting, queue length and dwell time. Several different Yesway departments use Searchlight's information to monitor operations, merchandising and customer service across the organization.

Iverify, a full-service interactive security company and March Networks certified partner, managed the Yesway installation. 

In addition to Searchlight, Yesway is also deploying March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs for reliable video recording, and March Networks SE2 Series IP Cameras for high-quality video capture. It is managing the solution with March Networks Command Enterprise, advanced system management software that simplifies multi-site video management.