Crowd the Monitor. Thus, the electronic dosing system from Aldi is. It counts how many customers are in the Store. And stops the customer as soon as this number is exceeded. The Discounter focuses on the machine, instead of the people.

In the next days, 110 of the 200 + stores will be equipped. The counting system has been developed in accordance with the information of the Zurich-based company ASE.

The System, the customer entering a branch and leave matters automatically. A traffic light indicates new customers at the entrance that you have to wait if the maximum number of clients already reached. As soon as other customers left the Store, this is indicated accordingly.

a Maximum of 100 customers

To combat the Coronavirus epidemic may reside in accordance with the Ordinance of the Federal government, only a limited number of customers at the same time in grocery stores. This is to ensure that the minimum distance recommendations can also be observed.

In an average Aldi store about 1000 square meters, may stay only a maximum of 100 people at a time, such as Aldi Suisse in a media write message.

For Aldi Suisse, the automation of the Zulassbeschränkung is a way to relieve the pressure on the sales staff in the branches a little. The System has been tested in the past few days, already in four branches.

Securitas at the entrance to

Other food distributors rely on the people. In the case of Coop, Migros and Lidl employees waiting at the entrance, or private security guards. You by this Regime. In particular, in the case of larger branches, as a Migros spokesman says.

The dealer pay for this service, in part, just under 1000 Swiss francs per day and per branch, the indication of Lidl.

For the security industry, this is a welcome business. Companies such as Securitas suffer from the fact that all major events are cancelled. That there are no football games, no General meetings, no concerts, and no parties there. Such Engagements are the most important for the private security industry.

SMS to the branch Manager of

And how is Aldi? “In many of the stores we had in the past few weeks, additional security personnel deployed for large customers frequency of the inlet-regulate and to raise the awareness of the customers regarding the applicable hygiene measures,” it says on request of a VIEW.

In the particular frequency strong branches of the inlet Moderator a row now. “As soon as the total number of entrants approaches the maximum value, for example, already from a 91, if a maximum of 100 is permitted, the System via SMS to the responsible branch Manager,” says an Aldi spokesman.

“So the employees can, if necessary, in time to intervene – this is especially true, if but someone would pay attention to the stop Signal abuse.” (ise)


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.