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Countering Self-service Fraud

06 June 2018 / by Evolution Electronic Security Systems (author)
 (photo: Evolution )
/ (photo: Evolution )

The retail division of Evolution, the international fire and security systems integrator, has come up with a simple way of managing a modern-day scourge – preventing fraud at the self-scanning checkout tills. A new, IP-based self-scan till monitoring system is now available, designed specifically to reduce shrinkage in busy retail environments.


Manufactured by Vista and installed in the UK by Evolution, the system features a 10” monitor and built-in IP camera that begins working as soon as a customer approaches the till. Motion sensors switch the display from a logo design to a live view of the camera while showing a ‘recording in progress’ message. Customers who try and bypass the device by masking the camera will trigger an automatic audible alarm


As the monitor and camera are powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE), installation and connection to the recording device can be achieved with a single cat5e cable. The combination of the wide-angle lens and 75mm Vesa mount allows the monitor to be easily positioned to capture both the customer and the packing area, whereas the aesthetic design fits in with the most modern retail environment.


Philip McKelvey, Head of Retail Sales at Evolution, says that this simple solution could save retailers money and time: “According to a report last year*, UK retailers are losing more than £3.2 billion worth of goods from self-service tills each year, equating to around £5 per person a month

“If this new technology saves only a fraction of the items ‘stolen’ at self-scanning tills, it will still save the UK retail industry hundreds of millions of pounds every year.”


* Source: VoucherCodesPro.co.uk.

Evolution Electronic Security Systems


Evolution Electronic Security Systems

Founded over 20 years ago by Richard Lambert and John Wust and still privately owned we have grown into one of the UK and Ireland’s leading qualified and certified systems integrators. Bringing together high-end security solutions we’re an IT-centric team, delivering IP-based systems and helping our customers migrate from the old analogue to the new. Evolution's EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) Division provides "consumables" including the very latest security tags and labels to fully audit the product journey from point of manufacture. Our customers share a common goal – to protect and manage their staff and other assets through the use of technology. Often governed by legislation or corporate policy they benefit from our un-biased advice, proven system delivery and on-going professional service and support. With this in mind we have each been cleared by UK Government and NSI to reinforce the required integrity in providing these services. Visit evolutionsecurity.co.uk

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