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Grant Cowan

Blog Posts by Grant Cowan

Grant Cowan is Salient’s director of key accounts. He has spent more than 15 years in the video management software industry as a trusted advisor to his customers by helping find creative solutions for the problems that exist for retailers and other end users. Today, Cowan is the director of national accounts for Salient Systems where he focuses on regional and national project design and deployment.


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Grant Cowan

Active Shooter Detection Minimizes Emerging Retail Threats

By Grant Cowan | Sep 15, 2021

Retailers can effectively add another layer of deterrence to their existing surveillance systems with active shooter detection, boosting workplace safety and adding early warning data for comprehensive situational awareness.

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Addressing today’s retail challenges with AI

By Grant Cowan | Jul 29, 2021

The retail industry has heavily evolved over the past few years from primarily brick and mortar storefronts, to an e-commerce space, putting increasing pressure on these physical stores to be more cost-effective. The COVID-19 pandemic only heightened existing challenges to make sales conversions while complying with new safety regulations. In today’s economy, retailers of all sizes can’t afford to lose valuable products to internal and external theft, or accidents. They can’t afford to lose sales due to poor planning or staffing issues. Here are a few common challenges retailers face and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to address them.