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Asda beefs up security with body cameras

By Retail Technology | Friday November 23 2018

Supermarket Asda is adding a new line of security with Body Worn Cameras (BWC)

The retailer is using Edesix VideoBadges in over 250 sites nationwide after a successful trial period.

Edesix collaborated with CBES, Asda's preferred security installer, to design and install a tailored wearable CCTV deployment system.

The system, which is intuitive to use and requires minimum training, has enabled staff to integrate the cameras into their daily working processes with minimal fuss.

Volatile situations 

As a result of this partnering strategy, Asda has been able to improve colleague security, diffuse aggressive and volatile situations and reduce valued investigation time, thus reducing costs. 

Since the deployment, Asda has proven the viability of these cameras by securing numerous convictions relating to theft and violence against staff.

Richie McBride, managing director of Edesix, explains: "Asda, along with CBES, identified the need to re-think its key security policy around challenging aggressive behaviour towards staff. The aim was to improve the safety of colleagues in public facing roles and shoppers within the stores, whilst producing compelling evidence when needed."


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