Superior video surveillance
& data analytics

Superior video surveillance & data analytics

Customized for QSR, C-Store and Retail businesses with
a low total cost of ownership and flexible payment options

Customized for QSR, C-Store and Retail businesses with a low total cost of ownership and flexible payment options

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A cloud-based system for retail loss prevention and business optimization

March Networks Searchlight™ combines enterprise-class, reliable video management with intelligent software applications to help QSRs, c-stores and other retailers cut losses from theft, oversee operations, improve service, and drive profitability.

Available as a cloud-based solution, Searchlight for Retail as a Service provides superior value with a low total cost of ownership, thanks to March Networks’ flexible payment options and highly reliable recording technology. Our robust hybrid NVRs feature a less than 1% failure rate and are proven to operate in many retail deployments for more than 10 years.

This rock-solid product design is combined with Searchlight’s intelligent data analytics, resulting in a highly effective loss prevention and business optimization platform. Every aspect of Searchlight helps retailers detect and report on losses, improve operations, enhance safety, and migrate to IP video cost-effectively and at their own pace.

The best part? It’s fast and easy to get started. March Networks deploys, manages and maintains the solution on your behalf with the help of your March Networks certified partner.

More than 200,000 security system installations worldwide.

March Networks solutions are trusted by more than 300 retail brands and more than 600 financial institutions worldwide.

Key Searchlight advantages

Get a complete view of your business through video while protecting profits and improving store operations.

By integrating high-quality surveillance video with POS transaction data and business analytics, Searchlight reduces investigation time from hours to minutes, and alerts franchisees about things like instances of potential theft; transactions being conducted with no customer present; and occupancy and speed of service.

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Transaction Summary

Identify trends and potential issues via intelligent dashboards

Transaction Report

View your transaction details paired with historical video footage

Operations Audit

Remotely check in on your stores via snapshots from each camera

Business Analytics

Uncover customer trends and insights on in-store operations

Business Rules

Review lists of events and transactions that are important to you

Security Audit

Video verification of alarms, including motion notifications

Quickly locate suspicious transactions 
with POS exception-based reports integrated with video

With Searchlight’s advanced POS integrations and analytics, you’ll enjoy convenient exception-based reporting tools that let you rapidly search by store location, employee, and transaction type or amount. Review full receipts with associated video for rapid verification of facts.

Screenshot of transaction report along with its video snapshot

Backed by the industry’s most reliable recorder

Our powerful, feature-rich network video recorders (NVRs) are the most reliable in the industry.

The units’ embedded, Linux-based operating system helps reduce issues that can plague PC-based appliances. All March Networks’ NVRs and IP cameras also pass rigorous IT testing, including ethical hacks to assess and resolve potential cyber weaknesses. We use independent third-party penetration testing to further confirm security integrity and proactively monitor and communicate cyber issues through a formal Security Updates and Advisories program.

Depending on your camera requirements (IP, analog or HD analog), you can choose from hybrid, tribrid, and all-IP recorders, which can accommodate up to 64 channels per recorder.

Stack of March Networks recorders

Embedded, Linux-based, and purpose-built

Spend more time performing your job, and less time dealing with the maintenance issues that can plague a PC-based recorder.

No loss of data

The internal battery backup guarantees a systematic shutdown in the event of an unexpected power loss.

100% protection, the video is always there

Hard drive mirroring ensures redundancy in the event of a hard drive failure; the video footage is always there when you need it.

Continuous operation

In the unlikely event that all hard drives should fail, the recorder will continue to operate and report the specific failure.

Need to keep video for 30 days or more? No problem! Our hybrid NVRs come equipped with hard drive options that deliver up to 72 TB of storage.


March Networks Security Cameras

Our systems support both IP and analog cameras.

Choose from our portfolio of high-quality IP security cameras for the most reliable and clear video surveillance – no matter what your application.

March Networks security cameras easily handle challenging lighting conditions, like intense backlighting and glare from reflective surfaces ​thanks to their low-light technology. Rugged housings protect the security cameras from vandalism, extreme temperatures, high humidity, dust, and water​; and our security cameras can help you reduce storage and bandwidth usage by 50% or more in most applications, allowing you to save money when storing video for long periods of time​.

Our new ME6 Series IP cameras offer analytics powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), for the most accurate detection of people and vehicles in any environment.

Capable of de-warping both live and recorded video

Gif recording of de-warping capabilities in March Networks demo centre

Actual footage from the March Networks Customer Experience Center.

March Networks Command™ Mobile smartphone app

Check in on your store from wherever you are and get convenient access to live and recorded video from your personal smartphone or tablet

We ensure your system is running smoothly

So you can stay focused on your business!

Monitor with March Networks Insight screen



With Searchlight for Retail as a Service, you never have to worry about camera disconnections or other technical issues. Our team of trained professionals monitors and maintains the health of your deployment so you and your staff can focus on other priorities. We’ll apply software updates remotely and even dispatch a technician to your location, if required.


See what’s going on – without going in

With March Networks, you can receive visual alerts in real-time about your business. The March Networks Alert Communication Tool (ACT) delivers real-time notifications via email or instant message along with an associated video snapshot. In retail environments, this can help with coordinating curbside pickup orders. Employees can use their cellphone to receive notifications, zoom in on the image of the car once a customer pulls into the parking lot, determine whose order it is, and deliver accordingly.

Mobile phone showing mobile curbside pickup notification with March Networks Alert Communication Tool

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