Camera at walmart: Walmart Security Cameras on Shelves Are ‘Fake,’ TikTok Videos Claim

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Walmart Customer Shows Cameras Tracking Shoppers and Items

 

Braden Bjella

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Posted on Feb 17, 2023   Updated on Feb 23, 2023, 2:48 pm CST

A user’s TikTok video has gone viral after showcasing Walmart’s security system, alarming viewers on the platform.

Last year, a user went viral after claiming that Walmart’s security system was so high quality and omnipresent that it could see everything customers were doing, including what they were reading on their phones.

Now, another user has sparked discussion after showing the store’s high-end security system in practice.

In a video with over 5.9 million views as of Friday, TikTok user Aubrey (@tht. slowsubi) shows a security camera feed.

“Y’all better watch out,” Aubrey writes in the text overlaying the video. “Walmart isn’t playing anymore.”

@tht.slowsubi I’m done now I promise 🤣 #walmart #bargainshopping #buyonegetonefree #fypシ #fyp ♬ Oblivion – Grimes

In 2021, The Verge reported that Walmart had employed facial recognition software and a special AI to detect unscanned items in the self-checkout lane.

As of 2019, this AI detection software is used in over 1,000 stores, per Insider.

“The cameras track and analyze activities at both self-checkout registers and those manned by Walmart cashiers,” writes author Hayley Peterson. “When a potential issue arises, such as an item moving past a checkout scanner without getting scanned, the technology notifies checkout attendants so they can intervene.”

Aubrey later posted a follow-up explaining the system. She claims the cameras are able to track customers around the store and scan “any items that you pick up.”

“I worked at a grocery store in 2016 and those cameras were able to detect unscanned items going out the door,” Aubrey claims. “Just so you guys know, Walmart does that, too.”

@tht.slowsubi Replying to @iamkkate #walmart #DanceWithTurboTax #fypシ #spyballoon #fyp ♬ original sound –

In this video, she claims that Walmart may wait to prosecute someone for shoplifting until they’ve stolen an amount that would give them a felony for the crime.

It’s unclear if this is actually true, as this claim has been repeated about stores like Target and other retailers.

That said, many were quick to share their thoughts about being subject to such pervasive surveillance technology.

“Looks like I’m shopping with a face mask and sun glasses,” a user wrote.

“They do everything but hire cashiers!” exclaimed a second.

“They got all this but still don’t take apple pay ??!??!!!” a third questioned.

We’ve reached out to Walmart via its media relations contact form and Aubrey via Instagram and TikTok direct message.

Update 2:46pm CT February 23: In an Instagram DM exchange with the Daily Dot, Aubrey explained how she discovered the cameras in question.

“I was on vacation at Myrtle Beach Walmart, and whilst in self-checkout I looked up and noticed on a large TV screen that they were filming us,” she wrote. “That’s when I saw those crazy boxes and paths following people around the store. I knew they had an updated system, but not to that extent.”

“Honestly, I’m not surprised that Walmart security cameras have these kind of features,” she continued. “I was surprised to know that this particular Walmart in Myrtle Beach makes their customers be aware of how intricate the security systems actually are. Every Walmart is different and not all might have this security feature. I believe that this Walmart made it public knowledge to prevent loss. My intent on posting this video was to make people aware that just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not real.”

“I also know, with the younger generation, stealing is more prevalent due to recent inflation and just all-around struggling, and I don’t want anybody to get in trouble if they can avoid it,” she detailed.

As for how Walmart can improve its services, Aubrey has some suggestions.

“I do believe if Walmart opened its doors 24 hours a day again they could create more jobs so people are able to make money in these trying times,” she explained. “There would be more staff to prevent these things from happening, and Walmart loss preventions would take a significantly softer blow if they stopped relying on cameras and technology instead of hiring real people. They are one of the biggest companies in the USA, and have the capabilities to fix a lot of their own issues.

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*First Published: Feb 17, 2023, 8:19 am CST

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What can Walmart security cameras see? – Celebrity.fm

Cameras identify when items are placed in a bag without first being scanned by a cashier or self checkout . Walmart told news site Business Insider that it has used the technology in more than 1,000 stores.

Also, are there cameras in the back of Walmart?

Turns out those “selfie cameras” at Walmart checkouts were following you back . The retailer uses what’s internally called missed scan detection, which helps determine when an item enters the cart without being scanned.

Then how does Walmart track shoplifting?

Walmart has been tracking thieves with Loss Prevention Associates, security cameras and door security scanners since 2022. Walmart is also using AI-powered self-checkout cameras to determine if an item has been scanned before being placed in a bag.

So, does Walmart keep the security footage? The typical shelf life for most CCTV footage at a Walmart store is 6 months to 1 year. However, this depends on the store. You must either call the specific Walmart store or ask the store manager at customer service if you wish to request or view any Walmart surveillance footage.

Is Walmart suing shoplifters? Walmart does take cases against shoplifters for any theft over $25 as of 2022. Walmart employs loss prevention officers who profile and recognize repeat shoplifters. Video recordings from surveillance cameras are never deleted, and all transaction records are verified and stored.

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Walmart Stops Shoplifters?

What is Walmart’s shoplifting policy in 2019? In line with company policy, Walmart will not detain or charge anyone caught stealing less than $25 worth of merchandise. Instead, they will insist that you leave the item with them. However, as the value of an item increases, so does the severity of the penalties.

Does Walmart track your face?

Non-profit groups spy on major retailers using facial recognition software in their stores. Macy’s is among six stores Fight for the Future says are using the technology. Several companies, including Walmart and Target, have told the nonprofit they don’t use facial recognition.

Does Walmart always file shoplifting charges?

Generally, Walmart does not prosecute or arrest anyone caught shoplifting if the value of the stolen items is less than $25.

Does Walmart monitor self-service cameras?

Walmart keeps track of its self-service checkouts using an artificial intelligence computer system known as missed scan detection. Based in Cork, Ireland, this program combines video surveillance and scanner-assisted detection.

How long does it take to investigate Walmart?

On average, it takes us about 10 months to investigate a charge. We can often mediate a payment faster (usually in less than 3 months).

Do shops track thieves?

Some stores even have facial recognition software so they can easily identify people from video footage. Many local stores use social media to track shoplifters. They release images from their security cameras and ask the community for help in identifying the suspect.

Is Walmart allowed to inspect your bag?

Walmart staff may ask you to check your receipt before you leave, but you have the right to refuse to see it. Also, under “Seller Privileges” laws, Walmart employees can force you to show your receipt and even detain you in the store if they suspect you of stealing.

Does Walmart know when you are stealing from the self checkout?

Walmart keeps track of its self-service checkouts using an artificial intelligence computer system known as missed scan detection. Based in Cork, Ireland, this program combines video surveillance and scanner-assisted detection.

Does Walmart look at self-checkout cameras?

Walmart keeps track of its self-service checkouts using an artificial intelligence computer system known as missed scan detection. Based in Cork, Ireland, this program combines video surveillance and scanner-assisted detection.

Can Walmart stop you from shoplifting?

What is Walmart’s shoplifting policy in 2019? In line with company policy, Walmart will not detain or charge anyone caught stealing less than $25 worth of merchandise. Instead, they will insist that you leave the item with them. However, as the value of an item increases, so does the severity of the penalties.

Can Walmart prosecute you later for shoplifting?

Most shoplifting cases qualify as an offense. This means you can be charged with shoplifting after leaving the store for up to 1 year after the crime. Sometimes it takes weeks or months for a store to issue invoices due to limited video footage.

What happens when you first get caught stealing from a Walmart store?

While the store may drop charges of petty theft, Walmart won’t budge. Most people, especially first time offenders, are then put on probation and have to pay fines. However, for petty theft, you can go to jail for up to a year. Allegations of petty theft also come up on background checks.

How much does it take to steal from Walmart to get caught?

If the value of the item is $100 or more, or if it is less than $100, but you have a previous conviction for theft, you may be convicted of a Class B or Class A misdemeanor or felony and may face jail time.

How long does it take to get fired at Walmart?

Walmart has implemented a system that penalizes employees for exercising discretion to keep their stores running smoothly and staffed with valuable staff. Employees can be fired from Walmart under this points-based system if they earn five points in a six-month period, as this is indicative of a lack of work ethic.

How much can I steal from Walmart?

What is Walmart’s shoplifting policy in 2019? In line with company policy, Walmart will not detain or charge anyone caught stealing less than $25 worth of merchandise. Instead, they will insist that you leave the item with them. However, as the value of an item increases, so does the severity of the penalties.

Can Walmart’s loss prevention affect you?

LP not allowed to touch or run after you.

If you are stopped for shoplifting, Loss Prevention cannot harass you or physically touch you.

Does Walmart have a no chase policy?

We have a strict “no harassment” policy. However, we are “surveilling from a safe distance, maintaining surveillance and passing this information on to the police.

What happens if you refuse to show your receipt to Walmart?

If you refuse to check your receipt and an employee delays you or otherwise prevents you from leaving the store, the retailer may be held liable for false imprisonment. False imprisonment is the unlawful deprivation of a person’s liberty against his or her will and is both a tort and a crime.

Can I refuse to show my receipt at Walmart?

“A person should not have stopped unless the trader had good reason to believe that the person took the goods without paying.” CHECK: Knowing this, we can verify that it is TRUE. You are not required by law to stop and show your receipt at a Walmart store if you don’t want to.

Can I enter Walmart with my backpack?

How does Walmart deal with theft?

Police calls

Walmart stores provide much more opportunity for theft due to their size.