Coles supermarket announces controversial new self-serve checkout trial

Coles has introduced that it’s trialling cameras at self-serve checkouts in a bid to discourage crime.

The supermarket has confirmed that it has launched the new safety know-how at a small numbers of shops, which means clients can see dwell footage of themselves scanning groceries.

Coles’ new trial comes after Woolworths launched the safety measure final Might, creating controversy amongst some customers.

7NEWS.com.au understands that Coles has erected giant posters and indicators on the entrance of all shops to alert clients to the new know-how.

“We all know our clients benefit from the comfort of our assisted checkouts with greater than eight million transactions accomplished each week,” the spokesperson stated.

“Whereas the massive majority of our clients do the correct factor, it’s not honest {that a} small variety of folks get away with doing the unsuitable factor.

Coles is trialling cameras at self-serve checkouts in a bid to deter crime. File image.
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