Lidl to roll out body cams for UK store staff
Lidl is to roll out body-worn cameras across its UK store estate as it looks to ensure the safety and security of both staff and customers.
Following an investment of over £2 million, the rollout is expected to be completed by the spring of 2024.
The supermarket said it will be training all staff on the use of the technology to make sure the cameras are used safely and in a way that protects an individual’s privacy.
Ryan McDonnell, chief executive at Lidl GB, said: “As a business with over 960 stores across the length and breadth of the country, safety and security has always been an absolute priority for us.
“While our stores are typically safe environments, retail crime is something that is impacting the whole industry.
“Our investment into ensuring all our stores have body-worn cameras is just one of the ways we’re taking action to protect and provide reassurance to our colleagues and customers.”
Last month, Lidl became a founding member of Project Pegasus, a business and policing partnership that aims to combine law enforcement powers with industry knowledge to target serious and organised retail crime.
McDonnell added: “Amongst our own initiatives, we’re proud to be part of Project Pegasus, which presents a real opportunity for retailers, police forces, and the Home Office to work together to address the alarming rise of incidents facing retail workers every day.”
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