Lidl Retail Chain Company

Lidl is a huge international chain of retail units, operating over 11,000 stores in Europe and the U.S. Wikipedia classifies it as the fifth-largest retailer in the world. With a U.S. headquarters in Arlington, VA, and major distribution centers in North Carolina and Virginia, it opened its first stores in 2017, with a planned total of one hundred stores in the U.S. by 2018. Today, that number of stores has climbed to over 150, while total worldwide operations encompass 32 countries with over 341,000 employees.

A key component of Lidl’s strategy of keeping costs low is to minimize staffing by accommodating cutting-edge technology. With this background in mind, JCC’s partnership in the technology side of this business has taken on added importance.

To better appreciate the magnitude of the technology needs involved, let’s take an overview of the technology packed into one Lidl store, all managed and installed by Jackson Computer Consulting.

Services we provided to Lidl:


Closed circuit TV, access control, and burglary prevention systems. That CCTV system is composed of cameras, lenses, mountings and covers, cables, power supplies, switches synchronizers, monitors, and video recorders.


Lidl makes use of the Genetec Cloudlink (Synergis) system to manage and coordinate the access control system. Key pieces of hardware include:

1 Genetec server (preconfigured)

3 PoE switches

2 Altronix rack mount 12 VDC power supplies

1 Genetec Cloudlink

1 Bosch cellular card

3 Commscope 24 port patch panels

2 surge protection panels with seven modules


Literally overseeing store security, both interior, and exterior, the building makes use of ceiling-mounted dome cameras along with exterior bullet cameras, exterior 360-degree cameras as well as 360-degree interior cameras. A partial list of interior and exterior visual security hardware for the project include:

23 Mini-dome cameras

2 exterior bullet cameras

3 exterior 360-degree cameras

8 interior 360-degree cameras


A proven help in retail loss prevention and in reducing shoplifting and other crimes in the retail space is the use of public view monitors. These monitors are normally displayed in a very public place, like a front desk or a lobby, obvious to all visitors that video surveillance is underway across the facility. Their value is primarily as a deterrent, but the monitors could be used, as well, to summon help, or to show a trouble spot. 2 public view monitors (PVM)


A primary feature in the operation of rollup-type warehouse doors is that they are normally fitted with contact sensors, which provide door alerts or show their open/closed status for security checks. That hardware included:

10 MEIR boxes

12 SY-EP1501 control boards

15 card readers

2 roll up door sensors

5 surface mount contacts

8 recessed contacts with magnets

2 control panel enclosures (B8103)

1 Bosch B8512 Control Panel

1 Bosch B520 Power Supply

1 Bosch B308 relay module

2 Bosch B942W keypads

1 Bosch D116 interior siren

5 Honeywell WAVE2 sounders (for door forced)


Intrusion alarms take many forms, including the detection of breaking glass, sensing movement or motion, holdup alarms, fire alarms, and smoke detectors. Hardware for this group included:

5 Bosch DS1103i glass break sensors

9 Bosch Ceiling mount motion sensors

1Bosch 25’ antenna cable

1 Bosch B299 Popex module

4 UltraTech 12V batteries with one harness

3 Electric rim strikes & 1 Dual Door Electric Strike

5 Electric door strikes

1 Altronix relay

Lidl is committed to lower prices and higher quality of goods, and to providing a safe and comfortable environment for its customers as they shop. As customers enter the store they immediately see evidence of the security measures put in place by the store’s management and professionally installed by Jackson Computer Consulting.

Let us help you, as we have with so many companies: contact our estimating department at JCC (412) 853-3708 or