Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lot Cop, Coming to a Wal-Mart Near You?

I’ve read about additional (portable) security cameras are showing up in Wal-Mart parking lots. And sometimes like the Wal-Mart I shop at has a very large, multi-store parking lot so two LOT-COP units deployed.

Now, most of us know every Wal-Mart has more parking lot surveillance cameras than the Pentagon! So what’s up? Do they know something that they’re not talking about like maybe the changing store area demographics and they want to get ahead of it to lessen parking lot crime and their liability? It’s no secret that Wall-Mart has the lions share of Police calls to their retail stores.

What are the capabilities of the Lot-Cop?
The solar-powered “Lot-Cops” are rigged to a trailer and feature two pan/tilt/zoom cameras, a 360-degree camera, a pulsing blue strobe light, floodlights and speakers.

Times are changing for us. Like I tell people, scan any parking lot you shop at for potential danger (people milling around) that may be waiting for you. Even when leaving the store to return to your car look at the area where your car is before just walking to it. Then immediately after getting in the car lock the door before you do anything else!

Here’s one of the two LOT-COP’s at my Wall-Mart.

A closer look.

It’s solar powered with two, 400-watt solar panels.

The cameras deployed on its’ telescoping pole.

A closer look at the cameras.


  1. I've never seen one of those! Maybe I should add "yet." I have noticed an increase in indoor security cameras in Walmart. Every self-checkout has one and so do many of the aisles. Cheaper than paying security guards I suppose.

  2. Yep . . . almost done shopping at Walmart.

  3. More cameras to photo the hoody wearing perps AFTER the crime has been committed & usually making a successful get-away.

    Annapolis Md U.S.A

  4. Almost every WM in Florida had some kind of security car patrolling the lot. When you come from the Midwest it kid of blows your mind, that and pre pay on the gas