Walmart Installs Security Gates At Bristol Store

You might notice something different on your next trip to Wal-Mart. The chain is working to up security.

The company recently installed security gates at their Bristol location. Walmart says they’re investing half a billion dollars over the next three years on improving security nationwide. The new gates are a part of it.

A Bristol store manager said individuals would walk in, grab some items, and leave by using the main entrance near customer service without paying.

Theft was so bad the gates were a necessity.

Store representatives say they’re rolling out the new gates in 1,300 stores this year.

Wal-Mart is also installing smart camera systems on every hall where inventory shrinkage is high. These systems are motion activated, and every time someone is in a hall, a camera starts recording the subject all while showing this recording on an LCD screen on real time in the middle of the hall.

Also some cameras have been installed that have the ability to zoom in on individuals and track their movements. These systems allow security officers to focus on areas where activity is actually happening and where a theft would result in a higher loss.

For example cosmetics, clothing, electronics, automotive and appliances. While leaving the systems out of groceries, canned goods and frozen products.

It’s even a possibility that in the near future Wal-Mart might integrate artificial intelligence into its video feeds to know when customers’ actions are “suspicious of theft”.

By recording in segments rather than continuous feed and incorporating artificial intelligence into its video systems, the company would be in a much better position to decrease inventory shrinkage at a very cost efficient way.

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