Extra eyes watching you shop at Cornwall Centre

Global News

REGINA – Cornwall Centre is on the leading edge when it comes to body camera technology.

Doug Kozak, the mall’s general manager, said the inspiration behind the high-tech gear was officer safety.

The cameras catch everything from disruptive loiterers, shoplifters, and substance abusers.

The mall has had the devices for seven years, but is continuously upgrading the technology.

The latest cameras film in colour using 1080 pixels.

“The quality is just that much better, and when it’s used as a tool for prosecution it helps to have the best resolution and audio,” Kozak said.

The newest version also made it easy for shoppers to tell they are being recorded. You can see yourself on the mini-screen, a red light blinks, and there’s beeping when the camera turns on or off.

“It really has that effect on people of de-escalating the level of conflict and the type of language that they…

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