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Smart Exit from Wanzl – even more convenience and security for self-checkout.

Self-checkout zones have become an indispensable part of modern stores. They facilitate and accelerate the payment processes for customers and stores enormously. However, most of them are not yet fully automated – because to avoid theft or the accidental non-scanning of goods, operators rely on spot checks of receipts by staff and scanning of receipts at the exit.

With the new Smart Exit from Wanzl, self-checkout areas are now even safer and more convenient. Nothing changes in the usual process for customers and store operators. In the self-checkout zone, all goods are scanned and paid for independently by customers at the self-checkout terminals as usual – in cash, with EC/credit card or via smartphone app, depending on their preference and the configuration of the SCO terminals.

Customers then leave the store via Wanzl’s exit gates. So far, so familiar – and that’s it. No further steps are necessary, neither the personal check nor an additional scanning of the receipt at the exit. Because the Wanzl Smart Exit ensures safe and convenient shopping through artificial intelligence (AI) and state-of-the-art sensor technology.

The Wanzl AI sensor technology records, verifies and controls all processes in the self-checkout zone, from entering and scanning to opening the exit gates. The Smart Exit software communicates with all hardware components such as ceiling cameras and Wanzl gateways.

Equipment options and simplest installation

Market operators can choose between three software packages: Basic, Remote and Connect. The Basic package is standard with every Smart Exit installation and includes the web interface with live overview, zone visualisation, current SCO occupancy, customer releases and exit gate control.

The Remote package includes remote maintenance and free updates. Those who opt for the premium Connect package also benefit from the SCO Analytics module for evaluating customer frequency and dwell time, the display of the respective device status in real time and the practical dashboard. With the simple and intuitive operation of the dashboard, the store staff always has the perfect overview of the processes in the self-checkout zone.

Camera sets with two or four devices allow the coverage of self-checkout areas of 25 m² and up to 48 m². The system is extremely easy to install, as no connection to the POS system is necessary.

The various hardware components communicate via LAN connections, which also provide the power supply thanks to Power of Ethernet (PoE). Only the Wanzl Exit Gates still require a direct connection to the power supply. All Wanzl Exit Gates model series are compatible with Smart Exit.

Article image: Wanzl GmbH & Co. KGaA