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Woolworths beefs up security camera checkout surveillance


Changes to Woolworths checkouts to ‘reduce misscans’ will also catch out Australian shoppers who ‘fake swipe’ to bag groceries without paying.

The supermarket said it would try to cut out errors and stealing by installing powerful new surveillance systems that record customers at any checkout.

Shoppers were concerned by in-store signs warning they could be filmed, especially over use of cameras in self-service lanes. 

Woolworths is rolling out big changes to all its checkouts to 'reduce misscans' that will also catch out Australian shoppers who try to bag groceries without paying

Woolworths is rolling out big changes to all its checkouts to ‘reduce misscans’ that will also catch out Australian shoppers who try to bag groceries without paying

Woolworths is rolling out surveillance cameras at self-serve and operator-assisted checkouts (pictured, the camera system is located on the arm above the checkouts)

If the camera system detects an item hasn't been scanned it sets off a red light above the checkout

Woolworths is rolling out surveillance cameras at self-serve and operator-assisted checkouts to reduce incidents of fake swiping 

Woolworths said the new camera technology trial was to see if it could help reduce misscans and improve speed for customers through the checkout’.

‘If a misscan occurs, a short video highlights the affected product and customers then have the opportunity to…



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