Preferred Communication Systems installs at Chicago-area mall

Axis cameras covering general mall areas
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TINLEY PARK, Ill.—Preferred Communication Systems, an integrator based here, recommended and installed cameras from Axis Communications to cover the Stratford Square Mall, spanning 1.3 million square-feet, Axis announced Dec. 4.

The Stratford Square Mall has more than 12 million visitors per year. While many of the approximately 160 retail stores have their own camera systems, the new owners decided cameras were needed in general mall areas for safety and security.

Preferred Communication Systems installed AXIS Q6045-E PTZ Dome network cameras to monitor loading docks and the employee parking area, wide-angle AXIS P3364-V Fixed Dome network cameras to cover the seasonal area where children visit Santa, and AXIS M3014 Fixed Dome network cameras to monitor areas like hallways or entryways.

Hedgie Bartol, retail business development manager at Axis Communications, told Security Systems News that “[Malls] can’t lock everything up, you have to allow free and ready access to the very areas and items that you are looking to protect and secure at the same time.”