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In Pictures: Cool scenes from inside a warehouse

Refrigerated transportation company's goods pass through Mississauga facility on way to supermarket

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Berniker Enterprises Ltd. is in the business of shipping cold and frozen goods between food suppliers and grocery stores, with stopovers at its warehouse in Mississauga.

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Inside the freezer warehouse of BEL’s Mississauga warehouse. Owner Ram Berniker once kept careful records of the boxes that moved in and out of the facility. But the paper trail wasn’t infallible because it relied on what someone wrote down or remembered. The cameras he installed in 2006 provide clear visual evidence.

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BEL owner Ram Berniker purchased 10 high-definition video cameras and pointed them at his warehouse loading docks. That allowed him to see exactly what was happening with each shipment if he needed to, in such great detail that he can read labels on boxes.

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The high-definition, five-megapixel cameras at BEL’s warehouse were made by a Vancouver company called Avigilon Corp. and installed by Razko Integrated Security Solutions.

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Inside the freezer warehouse of BEL in Mississauga. Owner Ram Berniker says adding HD cameras to the facility has helped him resolve conflicts with customers and maintain his reputation, since he now has visual evidence of product movements. ‘Reliability and reputation are what I survive on,’ he says. ‘Trust is crucial.’

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Wayne Baldwin operates a forklift moving flats inside the freezer warehouse of BEL’s warehouse in Mississauga.

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Products at BEL’s freezer warehouse in Mississauga. While the HD cameras allow Ram Berniker to monitor inventory, he says they’re just as important for building trust and confidence with his clients. ‘I can demonstrate to the customer visually that I know what I’m talking about,’ he says.

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