TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods implement new system to thwart theft

The next time you stop in TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods you might spot an employee who is wearing a body camera.

Seem odd? The retailers’ parent company, TJX Companies, says the measure is to keep both customers and employees safe.

“Body cameras are just one of the many ways that we work to support a safe store environment,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to Boston 25 News. “This includes a variety of policies, trainings, and procedures. We hope that these body cameras will help us de-escalate incidents, deter crime, and demonstrate to our associates and customers that we take safety in our stores seriously.”

Only trained employees would wear the cameras.


Helen89 / Shutterstock.com

Though the move may be seen as controversial, Carol Spieckerman, a retail consultant, who spoke with the Boston Globe, said it makes sense for retailers like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods to use body cameras.

“A big part of their model is this unpredictable, treasure-hunt environment where you never know what’s going to be there tomorrow; that’s what drives more frequent trips, and it’s a really successful model,” she said. “But it also means that it’s sometimes more difficult to keep track of inventory.”


Lets Design Studio / Shutterstock.com

While it’s not yet known when the cameras will be turned on, TJX said the company will share video footage only when requested by law enforcement or in response to a subpeona.

What do you think about this new safety measure? Is it too much or do you think it will make shopping safer?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Related Posts

Heartwarming: man comforts frightened 96-year-old

The “flight angel” seated next to the 96-year-old grandmother provided assistance when she confided in her dread of flying. Passenger Megan Ashley, who was sitting across the…

This Scene Wasn’t Edited Look Closer at the Cheers Blooper

Cheers,” the iconic sitcom that graced television screens from 1982 to 1993, remains etched in the hearts of viewers for its endearing cast of characters and witty…

Actress Quinta Brunson Calls Out Friends For Having ‘No Black Characters’

Quinta Brunson has called out the hit TV series Friends for having ‘no Black characters’. Friends is undoubtedly one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, with…

My Daughter’s Landlord Set Her up So He Could Evict Her and Raise the Rent – We Taught Him a Smart Lesson

When Jason’s phone rings in the middle of the night, he finds his daughter Lily crying on the other end. Unraveling the details, Jason discovers that her…

A woman told her daughter that her father had died; years later, the girl learned a heartbreaking truth.

When Cassie returns home from a retreat with her husband and child, she discovers a mystery note from her mother pushing her to view a movie. Cassie’s…

Shannen Doherty’s Last Public Photos Revealed

Actress Shannen Doherty passed away on July 13 at 53, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her final public appearance was a peaceful evening in Malibu with…