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Boca Raton Police and stores combine technology and saving to promote holiday safety

Boca Raton, FL As the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, the Boca Raton Police Services Department (BRPD) wants to remind everyone to stay alert while shopping. This year the BRPD has teamed up with the Town Center at Boca Raton and its retailers to help spread the word using QR (quick response) Codes, which are two-dimensional barcodes consisting of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background.

During this holiday season, posters with a holiday greeting and a QR code will be placed at various locations throughout the Town Center mall. Each code will identify a participating retailer's discount coupon and a safety message from the BRPD Crime Prevention Unit. Shoppers with the QR app simply need to scan the QR code with their smart phone to view the message and the coupon. After showing the retailer the coupon, shoppers will receive the applicable discount.

QR apps are typically available for free as downloads for any smart phone user. The BRPD plans to expand the program to other locations. Retailers wishing to participate in the Be Safe and Save program may contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 561-347-3938.