With a corporation as large as Walmart, it’s pretty obvious that the company is going to invest a decent amount of their funds into security and loss prevention in order to track and deter shoplifting. They use Loss Prevention Associates surveillance cameras as well as security scanners. The company is also moving towards using artificial intelligence technology to help optimize this process. But did you know that associates actually know when people are shoplifting? Employees have shared that they know exactly what people are up to.
In a typical day of shopping at Walmart, customers will line up in order to pay for the items they have spent time collecting. Often, the lines will be long, and cashiers can many times feel overwhelmed by the amount of customers. A customer with a few items might head to the self-checkout counter and then look around, only to see that nobody seems to be paying attention.
A Walmart employee took to TikTok to share how the store’s staff members know who is stealing, or attempting to steal, from the store. The self-checkout system has the capability to keep track of items that are being purchased.