Blue Line Technology Brings Solutions to Convenience Stores

conveniencestore“After many successful projects which have produced quantifiable results, we’re excited to announce a solution designed to curtail one of the biggest concerns that convenience store owners face in the operation of their business.  We all know that convenience stores are often targeted for robberies and that most of these robberies take place between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM.  We also know that 98% of these robberies are with masked criminals.  Our system works with state of the art access control devices and prevents the door from opening if a face is not read.  Imagine a masked individual cannot trigger the activation of a door and is virtually locked out.  If he removes his mask the identification of the face is captured for law enforcement purposes later.” said Thomas Sawyer, SR Partner.  “With the state-of-the-art software our system harnesses, we are able to offer the most sophisticated facial recognition technology on the market.”

Danny Tesfagzi, General Manager of a convenience store located in St. Louis provides testimonial to the deterrent nature of the solution.  “My night managers and employees are much more confident with the Blue Line Facial Recognition system in place.  We are providing a much safer environment for our employees and good customers,” said Danny Tesfagzi.  In this application – the system must be able to read a face to allow entrance into the store. If it cannot read the face, the door will remain locked.  If an individual decides to cause trouble once inside – we have a recording of their face to clearly identify the suspect later.  Later, the face of a thief or trouble maker can be placed into the system by authorized personnel as an alert.  If the face is identified as a “threat,” future access is not granted and an alert is sent to the appropriate responders and potentially saving the workers lives. “The deterrent capability of this solution have proven successful as this particular store remains the only store in an area not robbed during a time frame when 10 such robberies occurred in nearby stores that did not have the facial recognition system,” said Detective Sergeant John Winter of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

About Blue Line Technology

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Blue Line Technology was launched by retired law enforcement officers to be an industry leader in both threat detection and access control.  Their landmark product, First Line Facial Recognition, uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor, detect and alert users when a threat or unknown subject’s face is captured by the system. For more information, visit