ALBANY, Calif. -- Andronico's here has begun testing technology designed to keep shopping carts within their home store's perimeter. The antitheft device uses a custom caster with an integrated protective braking shell on one wheel of the shopping cart. When the cart passes over an antenna line buried around the store's perimeter, the shell is activated via a low-frequency signal. With the caster in place, the cart is virtually impossible to move and the wheel is protected, according to a ...

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