Posen, IL, February 21, 2008 - Two separate criminal events were open and shut cases for law enforcement when Corporate Safe Specialists' (CSS) products recorded on video a robber and a thief in separate incidents. Ed McGunn, President & CEO of CSS, stated, "These are the first times that safe locks have been used to identify perpetrators instead of closed-circuit television (CCTV). We look forward to successful convictions."
On May 29, 2007, a robber was waiting by a dumpster outside a Sonic franchise in Valdosta, Georgia as a cook took out trash after closing hours. The cook was held at gunpoint while the manager was forced to open the safe and empty its contents. The video event monitoring system captured the robber's images, which were used to positively identify the suspect at arraignment. "The function and premise of the product are excellent" commented Detective Ean Oliveto, the technical lead for the Valdosta Police Department. Eric Daugbwag, General Manager of the location said, "The product is great! I like it because it tracks money accurately and keeps everybody honest."
On November 12, 2007, Julie Lan, the store manager of the Sonic in Starke, Florida opened the store's safe after closing hours to find all bills deposited were missing. She notified Jeff Moreland, District Manager of the McCans Sonic Group, as required by procedure. Mr. Moreland notified law enforcement and asked Ms. Lan to remain on the premises. After reviewing the video stored on the ACCS hard drive, Mr. Moreland went on to say, "I thought the store manager had done it, but the video showed beyond a doubt that it wasn't her." Ms. Lan reflected, "I'm glad that the video proved I was innocent, because originally I was the suspect." The video showed that the cook had entered the safe several times that day to remove cash from the store's safe." Investigator Kevin Mueller of the Starke Police Department summarized the event saying, "The case was closed right after we arrived on the scene."
CSS' line of smart safes are known as Advanced Cash Control Systems (ACCS) and are being deployed on a wide scale as armored car ready cash management solutions, for bill validation (counterfeit detection) and the ability to integrate with restaurant and retail point of sales systems. ACCS features, such as video event monitoring, continue to prove their value to loss prevention, law enforcement and operations professionals nationally.
Founded in 1988, CSS is an industry leader providing innovative security solutions to retailers and restaurants globally. CSS safes, smart safes (ACCS) and kiosks feature electronic or biometric locks and can be configured to provide closed-loop cash management processes to minimize risk of armed robbery, burglary and internal theft. CSS is the only manufacturer of safes to offer 24/7/365 live technical phone support and has a U.S. service network that can provide on-site service within four hours.
Contact: Peter Muiznieks
Company: Corporate Safe Specialists
Phone: (708) 371-4200 x135
Fax: (708) 293-6339