3VR is Hiring! Come Join the Team: Lead Web/Mobile Developer

Calling all developers: 3VR is hiring! We're looking for a lead web/mobile developer to join us here at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA. See below for all the details:


We're looking for a great developer who has the ability to lead other team members and enable them to deliver more than they thought they could.

3VR is changing the world of video infrastructure by building a platform that supports tens of thousands of cameras within Global 1000 enterprises.  With sophisticated analytics, and the ability to correlate video from multiple camera types with metadata from an array of enterprise sources — including ATM, point-of-sale (POS), teller and access control systems — 3VR extracts rich, targeted, and actionable “visual intelligence” from existing video. Check out an overview of our latest software release here: http://vimeo.com/29204653.

Serendipity: SCDigest Meets 3VR at NRF

SCDigest Video Review

You know that ‘happy accident’ or ‘pleasant surprise’ when you accidentally find something good or useful for another purpose while not specifically searching for it? Such as discovering you could brush your teeth with baking soda if you ran out of toothpaste. Or learning you could wrap a wet paint brush in plastic wrap, without cleaning it first, until you were ready to use it again. Maybe that was how the cellular network providers felt when they discovered customers using their infrastructure more for data than voice.

Mobile POS and Payments a Problem for Retailers

mobile payments

There are two fast emerging technologies that will affect retail sales and surveillance:
1) Card reading devices that work inside a retail establishment that are essentially replacing “cash registers."
2) Mobile payment acceptance using devices attached to smart phones.

NEW Infographic | Is Your Store Future-Proof?

This year’s NRF BIG Show delivered several memorable speakers and events. From Kofi Annan’s keynote on international economic prosperity to the Coca-Cola panel that pointed out how security cameras can inspire “happiness,” the 3VR team was honored and glad to be able to take part in such an exciting event. Everyone at the NYC event was abuzz about a few hot topics, namely the urgency of omni-channel retailing and a how technology has changed the shopper experience. There was a general consensus that retailers need go back to the drawing board in 2013.

Ed England, Pro 1's Sensational Success in Retail Security

Ed England Protection 1

3VR Partner Success Stories:

Interview with Ed England

SDM Magazine's Dealer of the Year

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The Partner Success Stories blog series is back! In part 4 of the series, we’re profiling Protection 1, the second largest electronic security services provider in the U.S., and a valued 3VR security systems integration partner. I had the opportunity to sit down with Ed England, a National Account Manager for Protection 1 and a tireless advocate for 3VR, during his recent visit to our San Francisco headquarters. Ed shared the company’s recent successes in retail security.

Smile! Security Cameras = Happiness? More from NRF's BIG Show

Retail’s BIG Show is now in full swing and the numerous events are great opportunities to learn from industry professionals. Our ears perked up during Sunday’s keynote presentation "Coca-Cola Opens Happiness for Consumers and Retailers" when Alison Lewis, SVP of Marketing for Coca-Cola North America, asked what comes to mind when we see video surveillance cameras in a store. She made a good point that these cameras remind people of bad guys—thieves and fraudsters. But really, video surveillance can serve as much more than just a loss prevention measure; it also captures moments that showcase the goodness in people. Watch the video above to see how people can be awesome, funny, silly, and heroic, even when they think no one's watching.

SP&T News

With that in mind, let's shift gears toward other "good" things that video surveillance offers. SP&T News recently featured 3VR’s CMO Joe Boissy in an article about the fall and rise of video analytics in the last decade. Video analytics were touted as a security industry game-changer; however, all the hype was met with disappointment as technology struggled to support the grand promises video analytics made.

As Joe points out, "The false start of video analytics 5 to 10 years ago left a bad taste in many security professionals’ mouths." Fortunately, technology has caught up and is continually improving, thus being able to finally enact major changes to the security industry.

NRF BIG Show’s BIG Kickoff

NRF Big Show 2013 3VR coffee break

Were you at retail’s BIGGEST party last night? The NRF organizers sure know how to throw a spectacular event, pulling out all the stops for Retail’s BIG Show 2013. Sunday night’s opening night reception at the Marriott Marquis was a great opportunity for exhibitors and attendees alike to kick back, relax and make new connections.

If you were at the NYC event yesterday, you may have been one of the 10,000 people holding a 3VR coffee cup. We are extremely excited at the success of the 3VR-sponsored coffee breaks and hope you enjoyed a cup of Joe on us!

This morning got off to a fantastic start with an inspiring keynote from former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who encouraged retailers to not just produce for the middle and upper classes, but also look for opportunities in the Third World, which is “waiting for retail.”

The 3VR crew – including CEO Al Shipp, CMO Joe Boissy and Engineering VP Masa Karahashi – is looking forward to the power-packed BIG Show agenda in NYC this week, and interacting with attendees at our booth (C656). We thought we’d put together a list of useful resources to help you navigate your way around the event.

Gartner: Actionable Analytics Take Your Business to the Next Level


To paraphrase an old commercial, ‘When Gartner talks, people listen.’ So when the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company says that Actionable Analytics are one of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013, it makes sense to pay attention to how this major trend can help your business.

10 Ways to Climb a Sales Mountain | Lesson #1: Study the mountain

This year, we'll be featuring a new monthly series from Paul Boucherle, principal at Matterhorn Consulting LLC., aka the Swiss Sherpa! Paul will be providing lessons to help system integrators climb their sales mountains.

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Sales Mountain

Lesson #1: Study the mountain

When you plan to successfully summit a new sales peak every month and failure is not an option because you have obligations, you better study the mountain’s terrain before you begin your ascent! This analogy certainly rings true to those of us that make our living selling technology solutions to new prospects and customers.

More Than Loss Prevention: How Video Analytics Can Transform Your Retail Business

Intelligent Store Series Leveraging Video Analytics to Boost In-Store Performance

3VR is looking forward to NRF's Annual Convention & EXPO this weekend and talking shop with industry insiders. From a corner store to a multinational chain, every retail organization understands the value of video surveillance for deterring and solving crime. But what if your video surveillance system could not only protect inventory, but also increase customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiency, and boost sales?