That's pretty clever. I can see that working in low crime / low risk areas.
Take it one step further - have virtual cashiers 'stationed' across a number of stores, coming online when motion is detected inside the store.
IPVMU Certified | 03/14/14 06:51pm
Considering the reputation self-checkout machines have already, I'm not so bullish on this idea.
"Please place item in bagging area. Unexpected item in bagging area."
IPVMU Certified | 03/17/14 06:02pm
Problem you will have is when the person targets this store using a mask, takes a bunch of items quickly and runs out. Smash and Grab without the smash.
IPVMU Certified | 03/20/14 02:28am
There are a few unmanned stores here. It seems that kind of stores are mainly based on belief that people are honest. So I think installing a surveillance camera can lower crime rate anyway, but it won't be able to prevent all unexpected cases.