Coles Activates Body Worn Cameras For Staff.
Coles Activates Body Worn Cameras – Coles will equip staff at 30 supermarkets facing theft and violence in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia with body-fitted cameras.
“The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority, and we have a range of security measures in place to reduce theft from our stores including security personnel and surveillance technologies such as CCTV,” a Coles spokesperson said.
“Body worn cameras only record once activated. If a team member feels unsafe in a situation, they can turn on their body camera and will inform the customer that they are turning it on for safety.”
Coles Activates Body Worn Cameras For Staff
According to Coles, staff felt the technology would benefit them if faced with a threatening situation. The cameras will record image streams and transmit them to management. Coles has also equipped some staff with duress watches capable of alerting police directly.
Coles is not the only retailer spending up on CCTV technology. A few weeks ago, Woolworths Group said capital expenditure for the next financial year includes $A40 million to be spent on CCTV upgrades, as well as on body-worn cameras and wearable duress devices to improve team safety.
“Coles Activates Body Worn Cameras For Staff.”