Today we’re presenting you another one of our success stories – a use case we delivered to one of our customers. There’s so much you can do with Angelcam. We hope you’ll be inspired to pursue your tech endeavors!
1. The company
With 25 years of market presence, Garland Food is one of the largest suppliers of fresh products throughout Southern and Northeastern United States. Headquartered in Miami, FL, with another distribution center in Orlando, FL, they’re one of the the major suppliers of garlic and other natural and organic products for regional retail chains and food service companies in Florida and other regions of the country.
2. The challenge
Garlands IT and Finance departments were seeking an effective way to monitor food production activities in an effort to enhance quality control, reduce liability, and better protect equipment, while allowing all executives to quickly get the pulse of facility operations at any time, from anywhere in the world.
In addition, they were looking for a solution that would hopefully not include the burden of having to replace their entire camera system, build their own mobile app, or use a consumer-based app that wasn’t enterprise-grade.
Many solutions on the market would have forced them to implement a new camera system, costing them tens of thousands of dollars upfront, with another few thousands per year in licensing costs for a cloud-based solution.
3. The solution
In the end, their Director of IT selected Angelcam as their platform solution due to the simplicity of our plug-and-play Angelbox and the ability to easily create custom video walls with shared user access.
This would allow them to avoid capital expenditures related to the installation of new equipment, leveraging their existing security camera infrastructure, avoiding vendor lock-in for an IP camera system, and having a solution available for their executive team in a matter of days, not weeks or months.
Angelcam products used:
- Angelbox deployed, connecting their IP cameras to the Angelcam cloud with an encrypted stream. More about Angelbox
- Cloud Recording Application with 30-day retention of stored video in the cloud. More about cloud recording
- Video Wall Access, with Enterprise user management and sharing, provided giving each executive their own custom video wall, with the ability to add access to select employees and vendors.
- Angelcam iOS and Android apps
4. The results
With the Angelbox, installation and connection of all their facility’s cameras took no more than 4 hours. The Angelbox is currently streaming high-quality video from their cameras to the cloud application and executives are logging in regularly to check video walls.
5. The future
As a food manufacturing company with a reputation for sourcing and delivering high-quality ingredients, precision and consistency across the production chain is key. Angelcam’s camera system helps them enforce quality control, while allowing for the supervision of their equipment and material investments. As Angelcam continues to offer further support for sensor integration, Garland Foods will be a prime candidate for adding sensors that can be overlayed with the camera stream.