C-Store Chain Sold on March
Networks Video Surveillance
Rock Solid Reliability, Ease of Use, Backward
Compatibility a Winning Combination
Digital video was still in its infancy when Quik-E Foods of Lynchburg, Virginia,
began equipping its 12 convenience stores and five car washes with March
Networks 3108 video recorders a decade ago.
“Over the years, we replaced some of our original recorders with March Networks
4208 and 8516 recorders, but I still have four 3108s,” said Todd Burgess, Quik-E
Foods Vice President. “They’ve been up and running 365 days a year all this
Quik-E Foods' experience is consistent with March Networks’ reputation for rock
solid reliability. “The thing that most impresses me about March Networks
technology is that it’s a piece of equipment that I never have to fool with,”
Equally important, the C-store chain’s collection of 3108, 4208 and 8516
recorders illustrates March Networks’ commitment to backward compatibility.
There was never a reason for Quik-E Foods to replace its perfectly functioning
10-year-old recorders to take advantage of software upgrades or other
enhancements in video surveillance technology. When Burgess powers up his iPad
and goes to the Cloud to review live or archived video from his 12 stores, for
example, it makes no difference if it’s a 3108 recorder or a brand new 8000
Burgess also likes March Networks’ user-friendly interface. “Our managers use
the Live Viewer, Evidence Manager and Investigator software on a daily basis,”
he said. “They all know how to use them as well as I do and they’re all
Several years ago, March Networks worked with Quik-E Foods to integrate its
video surveillance and point-of-sale systems, allowing Burgess and the company’s
store managers to review recorded video with text overlay. “It’s invaluable to
be able to pull up a camera and see what’s being rung up overlaid on top of the
video,” said Burgess.
Quik-E Foods is now in the process of upgrading to March Networks’ Searchlight
“Before, with text overlay, I could only search for voided or canceled
transactions by logging in at each recorder locally,” explained Burgess. “With
Searchlight, all the transaction data is stored at corporate on a server, so I
can go in and ask to see all voided transactions at all locations in a specified
Better still, Searchlight will automatically deliver a daily emailed report
identifying suspect transactions with links to the corresponding video.
While the system is primarily used for loss prevention, Todd’s father and Quik-E
Foods founder Wilton Burgess also takes advantage of its live viewing capability
for operational oversight. Physically inspecting all 12 stores would take him
two or three days. With the March Networks system, he can sit in front of his
computer and accomplish the same thing in 20 minutes or less.
Learn more about March Networks here.