So far this year, some of the main media outlets in Spain have reported on the thefts carried out by organised crime groups, whose modus operandi is to completely fill a supermarket trolley with high-value products and, taking advantage of the absence of effective security and control systems, flee during peak shopping times. They work in supermarkets, shopping centres and retail outlets, causing a lack of security for staff and customers, as well as substantial financial and material losses.
This is nothing new; this form of theft has been recognised for many years and causes traders to lose thousands of euros almost every day. This is why large retail operators have already installed, or are in the process of installing, systems that control and block trolley wheels before they leave the supermarket, preventing this type of theft from taking place.
At Carttec, we work every day to provide our customers with what we call the three Ss: Security, solidity and satisfaction.
We have two types of security systems that adapt perfectly to the needs of each premises.
Our first system is Purchek, the anti-theft security system that prevents a trolley, empty or full of products, from leaving the shop without passing through the checkout. The key element is our Smartwheelwheel, with its unique locking mode. When it detects an attempted theft inside the establishment, it activates the alarm: audible, visual, wireless and even offering recording, via a security camera where the images of the attempted theft are stored. Despite the activation of the alarm, the consumer, unaware of what may be happening, will not receive any signal that an incident is occurring within the establishment.
Our second system, which complements the first, is Cart Control. It prevents trolleys from moving outside the supermarket or shopping centre car park, whether this is inside or outside, by braking the wheels of the trolley and immobilising it before it can leave the car park perimeter.
This system is setting a trend among large retailers, going international all over the world.
Both systems share the exclusive Smartwheel wheel, which has proven effective in drastically reducing unnoticed losses due to shopping trolley theft, whether empty or full of goods. Last but by no means least, it contributes to protecting workers, as it avoids potential confrontation with the thief and the consequent risk for staff.
Carttec, innovating for the future, revolutionising the present.