The hemispheric MOBOTIX cameras are perfectly suited to monitor stores and other retail environments. MOBOTIX included a video analysis package inside the camera to produce heat maps and to count objects in user-definable corridors with automatic reports. It also analyzes the behavior of moving objects and can generate automatic alarms if these objects for example stop, turn or reverse direction. For video analysis there is no workstation and no network load required because the processing is done onboard in each camera. This of course increases reliability and reduces the overall system costs.