Product • 27.08.2007
Check-out barrier `automatic`
Automatic security at check-outs
Wanzl´s new check-out barrier, called 'automatic', is a unique new product featuring a brand new idea – it is the world´s first check-out barrier that automatically locks straight from the till. The check-out PC directly controls the check-out barrier, sending an electrical impulse to lock it as soon as the till is closed down. Unstaffed tills are thus always properly secured and not dependent on a member of staff remembering to lock the barrier. Once locked, the customers can no longer pass through with unpaid goods. This new automatic lock increases security in the store and helps reduce stock losses. For an amazing one in every 200 shopping trolleys passes through the check-out with unpaid goods, according to a recent survey of stock losses by the EuroHandelsinstitut (EHI) in cooperation with the German retailers´ federation, the Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels (HDE). In total stock losses in German stores amount to 4.1 billion euros per year. With Wanzl´s 'automatic' locking check-out barrier, the service personnel also has the option of locking the barrier manually, via an operating panel. To open it again, the member of staff uses a special key. Wanzl supplies 'automatic' in a range of styles – for integration in the check-out table, in space dividers or as a floor-standing model.